History Literature / LandofOz

30th May '17 11:35:12 PM PaulA
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** Another example is the Tin Woodman from ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'' He pissed off a witch who enchanted his ax so that it would cut off pieces of him, and he went to a tinsmith to replace the missing parts. Eventually he was made entirely out of tin - but since it was a gradual process, he's still human Nick Chopper and not a new person. Even more paradoxically, however, and with more than a bit of FridgeHorror, the tinsmith kept the old head in a closet, where, due to the no-death nature of Oz, [[AndIMustScream it remained sentient]], desiring nothing to do with the Tin Man when he returned to retrieve it.

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** Another example is the The Tin Woodman from ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'' He pissed off a witch who enchanted his ax so that it would cut off pieces of him, and he went to a tinsmith to replace the missing parts. Eventually he was made entirely out of tin - but since it was a gradual process, he's still human Nick Chopper and not a new person. Even more paradoxically, however, and with more than a bit of FridgeHorror, the tinsmith kept the old head in a closet, where, due to the no-death nature of Oz, [[AndIMustScream it remained sentient]], desiring nothing to do with the Tin Man when he returned to retrieve it.
30th May '17 10:13:21 PM Omeganian
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** In ''The Road to Oz'', Jack Pumpkinhead is shown with a garden of new pumpkins grown to replace his head whenever the current pumpkin spoils. He claims that since his lower half is still the same, he remains the same person. On the other hand, in ''The Marvelous Land of Oz,'' Tip is able to carve replacement limbs for Jack's body when he happens to break a leg.

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** In ''The Road to Oz'', Jack Pumpkinhead is shown with a garden of new pumpkins grown to replace his head whenever the current pumpkin spoils. He claims that since the majority of his lower half body is still the same, he remains the same person. On person (although the other hand, in quality of the pumpkin has some effect on his intellect). In ''The Marvelous Land of Oz,'' Tip is able to carve replacement limbs for they also replace one of Jack's body legs when he happens to break a leg.it, to no ill effect.
12th May '17 12:59:15 PM Roo
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** The Scarecrow's "brains" are made of oat bran mixed with pins and needles. The Wizard calls them "bran-new brains", and the Lion calls the needles "proof that he is sharp."

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** The Scarecrow's "brains" are made of oat bran mixed with pins and needles. The Wizard calls them "bran-new brains", and the Lion calls the needles "proof that he is sharp."" There's also an interesting StealthPun in there: Bran + pins = brains.
17th Apr '17 5:18:44 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* RapidAging: In ''The Lost King of Oz'', Dorothy accidentally wishes herself back to America and starts to rapidly grow into a young woman due to the anti-aging spell in Oz. However, when she wishes herself back to Oz, she is a child again. This frightens her into deciding to never go
back to America again.

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* RapidAging: In ''The Lost King of Oz'', Dorothy accidentally wishes herself back to America and starts to rapidly grow into a young woman due to the anti-aging spell in Oz. However, when she wishes herself back to Oz, she is a child again. This frightens her into deciding to never go
go back to America again.
17th Apr '17 5:17:11 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* RapidAging: In ''The Lost King of Oz'', Dorothy accidentally wishes herself back to America and starts to rapidly grow into a young woman due to the anti-aging spell in Oz. However, when she wishes herself back to Oz, she is a child again. This frightens her into deciding to never go
back to America again.
14th Apr '17 12:39:36 PM tropesinreadiness
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* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: As the Shaggy Man says in ''The Patchwork Girl Of Oz'', Oz is a place "where magic is a science."
30th Mar '17 12:42:40 AM PaulA
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[[folder:Additional Oz books by the earlier writers]]
* ''Yankee in Oz'' by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1972)
* ''The Enchanted Island of Oz'' by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1976)
* ''The Forbidden Fountain of Oz'' by Eloise Jarvis [=McGraw=] and Lauren Lynn [=McGraw=] (1980)
* ''The Wicked Witch of Oz'' by Rachel Cosgrove (1993)
* ''The Runaway in Oz'' by John R. Neill (1995)
* ''The Rundelstone of Oz'' by Eloise Jarvis [=McGraw=] (2001)
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[[folder:Sequels to the above]]
* ''Mister Tinker in Oz'' by James Howe(1985)
* ''The Ozmapolitan of Oz'' by Dick Martin (1986)
* ''Paradox in Oz'' by Edward Einhorn (1999)
* ''The Unknown Witches of Oz'' by Dave Hardenbrook (2000)
* ''The Emerald Wand of Oz'' by Sherwood Smith (2005)
* ''The Living House of Oz'' by Edward Einhorn (2005)
* ''Trouble Under Oz'' by Sherwood Smith (2006)
* ''Silver Tower of Oz'' by Margaret Baum (2011)
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[[folder:The "Alternative" Oz]]
A number of unauthorized sequels, alternate takes on Oz, and out of continuity tales. The following list may be incomplete:
* ''The Laughing Dragon of Oz'' by Frank Joslyn Baum (1934)
* ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' by Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (1939-1975)
* ''A Barnstormer in Oz'' by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer (1982)
* ''ReturnToOz'' by Joan D. Vinge (1985). Novelization of the film.
* ''Dorothy of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1989)
* ''The Rewolf of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1990)
* ''The [=SillyOZbuls=] of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1991)
* ''The [=SillyOZbul=] of Oz and Toto'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1992)
* ''The [=SillyOZbul=] of Oz and the Magic Merry-Go-Round'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1992)
* ''Was'' by Geoff Ryman (1992).
* ''Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1995)
* ''[[Literature/{{Wicked}} Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West]]'' by Gregory Maguire (1995), the first book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass'' by Stephen King (1997)
* ''The Green Star of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2000)
* ''Toto in Candy Land'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2000)
* ''The Wizard of Oz and the Magic Merry-Go-Round'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2002)
* ''Toto of Oz and the Surprise Party'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2004)
* ''Son of a Witch'' by Gregory Maguire (2005), the second book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''The Oz Odyssey'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2006)
* ''A Lion Among Men'' by Gregory Maguire (2008), the third book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''Oz Squad: March of the Tin Soldiers'' by Steve Ahlquist (2011). Novel based on the Oz Squad comic book series.
* ''Out of Oz'' by Gregory Maguire (2011), the fourth and final book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''Oz Reimagined'', edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen (2013). Featuring fifteen original short stories by prominent contemporary authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
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[[folder:Additional Oz The first 16 books by are now public domain.

For more about
the earlier writers]]
* ''Yankee in Oz'' by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1972)
* ''The Enchanted Island of Oz'' by Ruth Plumly Thompson (1976)
* ''The Forbidden Fountain of Oz'' by Eloise Jarvis [=McGraw=]
many spin-offs and Lauren Lynn [=McGraw=] (1980)
* ''The Wicked Witch of Oz'' by Rachel Cosgrove (1993)
* ''The Runaway
adaptations, including numerous books not included in Oz'' by John R. Neill (1995)
* ''The Rundelstone of Oz'' by Eloise Jarvis [=McGraw=] (2001)
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[[folder:Sequels to
the above]]
* ''Mister Tinker in Oz'' by James Howe(1985)
* ''The Ozmapolitan of Oz'' by Dick Martin (1986)
* ''Paradox in Oz'' by Edward Einhorn (1999)
* ''The Unknown Witches of Oz'' by Dave Hardenbrook (2000)
* ''The Emerald Wand of Oz'' by Sherwood Smith (2005)
* ''The Living House of Oz'' by Edward Einhorn (2005)
* ''Trouble Under Oz'' by Sherwood Smith (2006)
* ''Silver Tower of Oz'' by Margaret Baum (2011)
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[[folder:The "Alternative" Oz]]
A number of unauthorized sequels, alternate takes on Oz, and
"Famous Forty", see Franchise/LandOfOz.

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out of continuity tales. The following list may be incomplete:
* ''The Laughing Dragon of Oz'' by Frank Joslyn Baum (1934)
* ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' by Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (1939-1975)
* ''A Barnstormer in Oz'' by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer (1982)
* ''ReturnToOz'' by Joan D. Vinge (1985). Novelization of
the film.
* ''Dorothy of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1989)
* ''The Rewolf of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1990)
* ''The [=SillyOZbuls=] of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1991)
* ''The [=SillyOZbul=] of Oz and Toto'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1992)
* ''The [=SillyOZbul=] of Oz and the Magic Merry-Go-Round'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1992)
* ''Was'' by Geoff Ryman (1992).
* ''Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage'' by Roger Stanton Baum (1995)
* ''[[Literature/{{Wicked}} Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West]]'' by Gregory Maguire (1995), the first book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass'' by Stephen King (1997)
* ''The Green Star of Oz'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2000)
* ''Toto in Candy Land'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2000)
* ''The Wizard of Oz and the Magic Merry-Go-Round'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2002)
* ''Toto of Oz and the Surprise Party'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2004)
* ''Son of a Witch'' by Gregory Maguire (2005), the second book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''The Oz Odyssey'' by Roger Stanton Baum (2006)
* ''A Lion Among Men'' by Gregory Maguire (2008), the third book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''Oz Squad: March of the Tin Soldiers'' by Steve Ahlquist (2011). Novel based on the Oz Squad comic book series.
* ''Out of Oz'' by Gregory Maguire (2011), the fourth and final book in ''The Wicked Years'' cycle.
* ''Oz Reimagined'', edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen (2013). Featuring fifteen original short stories by prominent contemporary authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
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[[Characters/LandOfOz Character Sheet]].



The first 16 books are now public domain. Some of the unauthorized sequels include, the award-winning book ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' (and the equally-award-winning [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} Broadway musical that was based on it]]), Alexander M. Volkov's ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' and Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer's ''A Barnstormer in Oz'' as well as the rest of the works in the list on this page.

Interestingly, WaltDisney saw possibilities in Oz, and at one time considered making an animated feature based on the stories. He bought the movie rights to 11 of Baum's books, but for reasons that were never made clear later canned the project well along into the pre-production stages. The Walt Disney Company kept the rights until the 1980s. You can read more about the project [[http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2006/11/03/6565.aspx here]]. It features interestingly faithful designs for characters that didn't appear in the 1939 movie, like Princess Ozma and Patchwork Girl, clearly based off the Neill illustrations. Oddly enough, the Disney Books on Tape, which mostly just adapted the movies (with some exceptions), had one for this story. Decades later, a few elements of ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' were used in ''Film/ReturnToOz''. (Perfectly legal as the book has gone into the public domain.)

Check out the [[Characters/LandOfOz Character Sheet]].

The majority of adaptations focus on the first book of the series; for a list of those, see TheWizardOfOz. One adaptation that included some of the later books was the 1986 anime ''Anime/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', which adapted four of the first seven books. The 1985 film ''Film/ReturnToOz'' is a loose adaptation of the second and third novels in the series.

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* {{Fanfic}}: Outside of the famous forty, there have been fan fics written about the land of Oz and its characters over the years.
** ''A Barnstormer in Oz'' by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer is one such example. This story is the adventures of the son of Dorothy. The novel is done from a more adult point of view.
** A series of graphic novels about Oz by Eric Shanower.
** ''Wicked'' -- The musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' relies much more heavily on [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]]'s version of events. Gregory Maguire's [[Literature/{{Wicked}} original book]] tends to have more to do with Baum's original series, with the characters of (green-skinned) Elphaba and (Northener) G(a)linda being major exceptions. It equivocates on the silver shoes/ruby slippers question.
** Then there's the prominent Oz sequence in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast''.
** The Indie Game ''VideoGame/EmeraldCityConfidential'' is this.
* FanSequel: Various authors throughout the years have been adding on to the Oz series. Focusing on the origins of various secondary characters was a popular choice. Considering the amount of consistency with Baum himself, any of them could probably be considered canon. Yes, this probably involves the Wicked series too.
4th Feb '17 12:20:20 PM morenohijazo
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* CrystalLandscape: Present to varying degrees. Some depictions (such as in [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]]) of the Emerald City portray nearly everything there as being made of crystal. The books are [[ContinuitySnarl inconsistent]] about many architectural details but the city is full of large crystals in Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz. The [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Nome]] [[UndergroundCity Kingdom]] has areas covered in crystals as well.
25th Jan '17 5:55:16 PM Phys101
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** Because of this reversed map, Ruth Plumly Thompson referred to Munchkinland as the west, and the land of the Winkies as the east.
** On the other hand, the Books of Wonder publishers revised the map to restore the Munchkins and Winkies to the east and west.
17th Jan '17 12:05:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RoboSpeak: In "Ozma of Oz," Tik-Tok, a wind-up robot (though not called that since the word was not yet in circulation) who speaks in mon-o-tone and in-flex-i-ble ca-dence.

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* RoboSpeak: In "Ozma of Oz," Tik-Tok, a [[ClockworkCreature wind-up robot robot]] (though not called that since the word was not yet in circulation) who speaks in mon-o-tone and in-flex-i-ble ca-dence.
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