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Needs More Oz

Here are thoughts on a few of the Oz books I’ve recently read online:


The Silver Tower of Oz, by Margaret Baum– This author has admitted she’s not related to L. Frank Baum, although it’s been pretty well proven that people who WERE didn’t necessarily inherit any of his writing talent. With this, the main thing I wonder is why it’s even an Oz book. It takes place in Oz in the distant past, and the…

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Cybernetic Ozites


Picture by Maury Tieman
When I wrote about science fiction elements in the Oz books, there were a few comments suggesting the Tin Woodman could count as a cyborg, since he had his fleshy parts replaced with metal ones. It’s a little difficult to make the call for a few reasons. What, exactly, qualifies a being as a cyborg? Wikipedia defines the word as “a being with both organic and biomechatronic…

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Mystery, Ancient and Modern

Mystery, Ancient and Modern


I remember someone on the old Nonestica mailing list asking why it seems that no Ozites knew the history of their country, and it’s definitely a valid point. In The Lost King of Oz, we read, “Snip knew the names of the rulers of Oz as well as you know the names of the Presidents–perhaps even better–for as only a part of Oz history has been written down there have not been so many. The first…

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You’ve Got to Hide Your History Away

The Hidden History of Oz, Book One: The Witch Queens, by Tarl Telford - This series is a prequel to the Oz books proper, an idea that’s been done a few times, from Hugh Pendexter’s Oz and the Three Witches to…

You’ve Got to Hide Your History Away

The Hidden History of Oz, Book One: The Witch Queens, by Tarl Telford - This series is a prequel to the Oz books proper, an idea that’s been done a few times, from Hugh Pendexter’s Oz and the Three Witches to…

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