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Foreign Relations in Fairyland

Since Oz is a country entirely surrounded by a desert that turns any living flesh that touches it into dust and sends up poisonous fumes, its foreign policy is largely at its own discretion. Jack Snow’s The Magical Mimics in … Continue reading

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Den’s Lows and Highs

The Spring 2015 issue of The Baum Bugle is primarily about William Wallace Denslow, the original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Many other illustrators have since produced their own pictures for this seminal work, so it’s possible that … Continue reading

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What Oz, What Was, and What Could Have Been

Was, by Geoff Ryman – My friend Tavie lent me this book because of the Oz connection. It’s weird how she’ll read books related to Oz, but not the actual Oz books. Anyway, in one of the first issues of … Continue reading

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Grazin’ in the Glass

An Oz story I’m working on was inspired partially by a hypothetical beginning of an Oz book that Ruth Plumly Thompson described in an interview reproduced in a Baum Bugle from the 1990s. It refers to a daughter of the … Continue reading

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Free Ride, Whee Ride, Spree Ride, Glee Ride

The latest issue of The Baum Bugle has an article by David Maxine about Eloise Jarvis McGraw’s writing process for Merry Go Round in Oz, one of the most tightly plotted books in the Oz series. Indeed, it’s so well … Continue reading

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Meet the Meat

I received the latest issue of The Baum Bugle, which largely focuses on The Patchwork Girl of Oz, first published in 1913. As such, it’s now the centennial of this book, the one I often consider to be my favorite … Continue reading

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One Good Witch Deserves Another

The theme of the 2011 Oziana is possible explanations for mysteries in the Oz series. We begin with David Tai’s “Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought, Alone,” which gives the Glass Cat’s inner monologue upon having her pink brains replaced … Continue reading

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