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Gee-Whiz, More Oz!

I am now the proud owner of the 2014 Oziana, the fiction magazine of the International Wizard of Oz Club. This issue contains six stories about Oz, starting with David Tai and Jared Davis‘ “Lost and Never Found,” in which … Continue reading

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Make My Millennium

I have three book reviews for you today. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, by Norman Cohn – I bought this on a whim when I found it at the school bookstore … Continue reading

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Arachna Phobia

The Yellow Fog, by Alexander Volkov, translated by Peter Blystone – The fifth book in the Magic Land series involves a giant sorceress named Arachna, who had been put into an enchanted sleep 5000 years previously by Hurricap, the guy … Continue reading

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Making Life Out of Nothing at All

One thing for which Oz is known is its collection of magically animated beings. In that fairyland, anything from a scarecrow to a footstool to a painting can come to life, always with its own distinct personality. The first book … Continue reading

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Urfin Jus Conquers the Marrans

The Fiery God of the Marrans, by Alexander Volkov, translated by Peter Blystone – The fourth book in the Russian Magic Land series is…well, busy. I think the translator was right when he said Volkov tried to pack too much … Continue reading

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We Seven Kings of Ore-Diggers Are

The Seven Underground Kings, by Alexander Volkov, translated by Peter Blystone – This is the third book in the Russian Magic Land series, the earlier ones being The Wizard of the Emerald City and Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers. … Continue reading

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Drink More Urfin Jus

Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers, by Alexander Volkov – This is Volkov’s first original sequel to his translation/rewrite of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and it’s clear that he’s going in a totally different direction with his Magic Land … Continue reading

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