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There Are Quangles in Your Wangles

For some reason, the name “Gramblamble Land” kept sticking in my head. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s an Edward Lear reference, to “The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple” (not to be confused with Dr. Pimple Popper), the … Continue reading

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Absolutely Cuckoo

I think the first time I came across the word “Cloudcuckooland” might have been in The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, but I’ve come across the term occasionally since then. Apparently it’s actually used as the name of a place in … Continue reading

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A Geographic Wonderland

I’ve always liked maps of imaginary lands. They satisfy both my love of maps in general and my fondness for verisimilitude in fantasy. So it’s kind of a shame that two of my favorite books that don’t have “Oz” in … Continue reading

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