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The Best of Inventions

If you’ve read the Oz books, you might remember Smith and Tinker as the creators of Tik-Tok, as well as the Giant with the Hammer and, as per Rachel Cosgrove Payes, the Hundred-Year Alarm Clock. I’ve written about them before … Continue reading

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Automa-Tons of Fun

During a discussion of Ozma of Oz at the most recent OzCon International, Lee Speth proposed that, while Tik-Tok was not the first mechanical man in modern literature, he was perhaps the first artificial intelligence. L. Frank Baum himself had … Continue reading

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Books Within Books

One of Robert Pattrick’s essays in Unexplored Territory in Oz, “Books in Oz,” discusses just what it sounds like. It’s interesting to examine what books characters IN books read. Since fantasy adventure stories often don’t have a lot of down … Continue reading

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink in Oz

It often seems to be the case that people who read Oz books by authors other than L. Frank Baum when they were young accept them as official, while those who read them later are a little more wary of … Continue reading

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Streets Paved with Emeralds

In a post I wrote over three years ago, I mentioned a rough map of the Emerald City by Robert Pattrick and Judy Pike that had appeared in The Baum Bugle. Hungry Tiger Press recently scanned and posted this map … Continue reading

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Immortal Redundancy

Robert Pattrick makes a point in Unexplored Territory in Oz about immortals in L. Frank Baum’s fantasy world who appear to have overlapping functions. In The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, we’re told that the crooked Knooks have the … Continue reading

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Calendar Clues

We don’t know a whole lot about how the Ozian calendar works, but it does appear that the months are the same as ours, as indicated with Jack Pumpkinhead’s tombstones in The Road to Oz. Ruth Plumly Thompson was particularly … Continue reading

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