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science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: New York City 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 238. "Some of their shows I saw, between San Francisco and New York: 'Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz'... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 333. "Jack waited for her, took her elbow, merrily steered her along. He was whistling an off-key version of 'We're Off to See the Wizard.'

'You're no Judy Garland,' Bagabond said. "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: New York City 1991 Milan, Victor. "Madman across the Water " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 107. "All he knew was what the joker who looked like a clump of seaweed in an Orioles cap... had told him: If he thought he might need the sanctuary of the Rox, he ought to blow what roll he carried on a bag of groceries at some late-night bodega, go down to the river, fire up a flashlight, and think real hard about how bad he wanted to go there. It smacked to Mark of clicking his tiny heels together and chanting 'There's No Place Like Home,' three times, but the drug-war dogs were on his track, and if they took him, he'd never get Sprout free, and so he did what he was told.

And the damnedest thing of all, it worked.

'He's how most people get here...' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: New York City 2005 Delany, Samuel R. "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 115. "'And tell me, oh Good Witch of the West, just how--' Then I got all upset. because nobody is supposed to know about that stint with Pa Michaels save thee and me. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 54. "She had formed an image of him that was partly Wizard of Oz and partly Santa Claus; he was the one who gave out the mesh stockings of sticky hard candy and fragile, inappropriate toys; but he was also the one who caused her father to scowl and grimace at the telephone with the effort of keeping his voice calm and unreasonable. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 334. We're going to pull your plug. Expose you like Oz behind the curtain. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 35: "The Times, They Are A'changin'! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1986); pg. 9. [Doug Ramsey/Cypher is at the controls of the Danger Room, and transforms it into a scene from the Wizard of Oz, with a castle that looks like the Emerald City, surrounded by red flowers that make people go to sleep. This Oz-like Danger Room session is on pg. 8-11.] Rahne: "Be careful in the--yawn--field! The flowers make you--yawwn--sleepy? ";... Danielle: "Oz poppies, Rahne--we've got to get out of here, fast, before their scent kayos us! "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 45. Pg. 45: "Sam started hallucinating, pointing, mumbling something about a woman in white with a red sash around her waist and a leaking can of oil. I looked where he pointed and saw such a woman standing back in the huddle of help, but she wasn't holding an oilcan--she was holding a dog, and she wore red slippers, not a red sash. 'You're wrong, Sam,' I said. 'She's got red slippers and a little dog, too.' As soon as I said that, I realized what was happening, and I slapped my face and stumbled to the raft. I was hallucinating now... ";

Pg. 47: "I dumped alcohol over Sam's leg, and that woke him up... 'Where is she?' he asked.

'In Kansas,' I said... "; Pg. 133: "I opened my eyes. No girl from Kansas stood in the shadows. "; Pg. 158: "'Jake,' I heard a soft, female, human voice say, a voice with a Kansas accent, and I knew I was dreaming then. " [References to "Wizard of Oz. "]

science fiction - Wizard of Oz Nicoji 2231 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 243. "'Come with us to Oz,' they said, and they handed her a book with pictures of Oz, their city: built down the edge of a cliff in Nova Kansas, between two great falls, looking out across the pantano to the sea. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz North America 2874 Forbes, Edith. Exit to Reality. Seattle, WA: Seal Press (1997); pg. 91. "I realized suddenly I couldn't remember what I looked like. I saw Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz,' and Ramona Morris in 'Inner Vision.' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 215. "The only place monkeys get to fly in combat is in The Wizard of Oz.' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 97. "It was a kid of song, not entirely tuneless. It reminded him of the song the flying monkeys sang in the movie The Wizard of Oz. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Oregon 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 203. "The library itself had undergone an Ozlike internal transformation; a huge new staircase spiraled dizzily around a well in the middle... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Oregon 2011 Brin, David. The Postman. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 181. "To Gordon it was a marvel. Here, in public, the man actually seemed hurt, defensive of his mechanical oracle . . . which people of the valley still revered like great Oz. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Tennessee 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 113. [Author's introduction.] "I wrote 'Ado' when political correctness was still just a gleam in some activist's eye... In the years since... a federal judge has upheld the banning of The Wizard of Oz and 'Cinderella' from Tennessee public schools... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Thailand 2021 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 16. "'Then we must be in Dreamland, Scotty. Or maybe Oz.' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz United Kingdom: England 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 191. "My God, he thought, as much awed as frightened, I look like the wolf man--or Chewbacca--or the guy in that French movie of Beauty and the Beast--or, no, I've got it, the Cowardly Lion of Oz. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 4. "If so, may I recommend my previous work of serious fiction, Was? It lasts 114 years and takes most people considerably less time to read. Was is about the book and the film The Wizard of Oz and features stimulating characters, colourful locales--and some guest appearances by well-known celebrities. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 113. "Now she dresses like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and is a mother. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz United Kingdom: Scotland 1987 Koogler, Dori. "A Fine Line " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 129. Pg. 129: "'Come on, Tin Man, is that the best you can do?'

Callisto, the de facto leader of the Morlocks, shoved at Colossus's arm, making him lose his focus, and he dropped the dumbbell he was holding. " ['Tim Man,' a nickname for Colossus, is taken from Wizard of Oz]; Pg. 136: "'Well, come on, Tin Man,' she said irritably when he didn't move. 'I don't have all day, here.' "; Pg. 139: "'So, what brings you here, Tin Man?' Callisto asked. 'If you came to listen to me read, you're too late.' "; Pg. 152: "'Hey! Tin Man! Think fast!' Callisto called, and Peter turned, putting his hands up to catch the object she'd thrown at him. It was a book, The Wizard of Oz.

'Finish it,' she shouted across the widening distance. 'When you get back, we can talk about it.'

'Thank you,' he called back. 'I will.' " [Other examples of her calling him 'Tin Man': pg. 140, 144, 146.]

science fiction - Wizard of Oz United Kingdom: Scotland 1987 Koogler, Dori. "A Fine Line " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 136. "Another voice drew his attention, and he looked up to find Callisto sitting next to Jessie's bed. She was reading again, and Colossus shook his head.

'I do not think I would have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes,' he said softly. 'Comrade Callisto did not seem the type to read aloud.'... He had to pass Jessie's bed on the way out, and as he got nearer, he began to make out the words Callisto was reading...

'What?' she snapped, and her scowl deepened, but Colossus thought that he caught a faint undertone of embarrassment in her voice.

'I am sorry, Comrade Callisto,' he said... 'I did not mean to disturb you. I was . . . I could not help listening. He looked up again, curiosity in his face. 'What is that story? I have not heard it, I am sure, but it sounds familiar.'

'The Wizard of Oz,' she said, and Colossus nodded. Kitty had made him watch the movie with her once. "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1957 Scortia, Thomas N. "John Robert and the Dragon's Egg " in Dragon Tales (Isaac Asimov, ed.) New York: Ballantine (1982; c. 1975; first published 1957); pg. 235. "'You 'member that book I used to have, the one with the green cover?'

...'You mean The Laughing Dragon of Oz?'

'That one. Let's call him Ozzie. You like that, Grandpa?' " [Apparently they are deciding upon a name for a dragon. Refs. to 'Ozzie' throughout the story.]

science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1967 Gardner, Craig Shaw. Dragon Sleeping. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 115. "Dozens of them turned, one after another, and waved for her to follow. For some reason, Mary Lou thought of The Wizard of Oz. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1968 Knight, Damon. "Masks " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1968); pg. 252. "Bound volumes of project reports, technical journals, reference books; no fiction, except for Fire and Storm by George Stewart and The Wizard of Oz in a worn blue binding. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1968 Knight, Damon. "Masks " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1968); pg. 277. "no fiction except for Fire and Storm by George Stewart and The Wizard of Oz in a worn blue binding. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1972 Ellison, Harlan, ed. Again, Dangerous Visions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 189. [Introduction to "The 10:00 Report Is Brought To You By... " by Edward Bryant] "Like the Wicked Witch of the West, the thought of water so terrified him, he acceded to my polite request... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1973 Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 275. "Well, it's my conviction that this is the same kind of thing as the Wizard of Oz sending Dorothy's friends to the wicked witch's castle for the ruby slippers; it's got the same 'feel,' if you know what I mean, and I didn't want to risk, when the book's building to climax, saying, 'Oh, this is just like the Oz books.' Here's the kicker, though: Morgenstern's Florinese version came before Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz, so in spite of the fact that he was the originator, he comes out just the other way around. It would be nice if somebody, maybe a Ph.D. candidate on the lose, did a little something for Morgenstern's reputation, because, believe me, if being ignored is suffering, the guy has suffered. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1973 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 154. The Wizard of Oz; Munchkins
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1985 Bear, Greg. "Dead Run " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1985); pg. 159. "'You. Why are you going to Hell?'

...'I don't know!' she said, flinging her hands up. 'I was a librarian. When all those horrible people tried to take books out of my library, I fought them. I tried to reason with them . . . They wanted to remove Salinger and Twain and Baum . . .' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1986 Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 20. "Would it be like the land of Oz with Munchkins and witches and a tin man who talked? Would there be a yellow brick road to follow? "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 206. "...two hunks of meat that five minutes ago were monsters from a monster movie, and this is all turning into the friggen Wizard of Oz. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 573. "She knows Oz and the jungles of Tarzan... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1991 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 88. "After the session, when the students were leaving the room, he asked me what my name was. I told him, Dorothy, because that's the name Bill and Janice and I had decided on, after my old friend Doll... 'You don't belong in Kansas, do you?' he asked me with a funny smile.

I didn't know what to say, so I just smiled back.

'No, you're the Emerald City all over,' he said. Then I knew he was talking about that movie with the singing girl and the straw man. The Yellow Brick Road one. I'd seen that in the twenty-first, about fifteen times.

'Not that Dorothy,' I explained. 'I was named after an old friend.'

'Where do you live, old friend Dorothy?' he asked me. "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1995 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 158. "'So you don't think this Hashemi guy was a terrorist.'

'You bet I do, but not from the Land of Oz. I think Joey Weatherby realizes that if you're not stopped soon, Peel Transit's big lifters will bankrupt the NTC.' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 35. "The other suicide had been the actress Clara Blandick, who, one day in 1962, had got her hair fixed up and had carefully done her makeup and put on a formal gown and then pulled a plastic bag over her head and smothered herself. She was chiefly remembered for having played Auntie Em in the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz.

Auntie Em, Auntie Em, thought Sullivan now as he puffed on his cigarette, echoing in his head the mocking voice of the Wicked Witch of the West in the movie. "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 22. "Today I checked out The Wrong Box, in honor of the day's events, and since I'd first seen Dr. O'Reilly with his legs sticking out from under a large object, The Wizard of Oz... "; Pg. 23: "And took my Borges, Browning, and Baum and went to get some dinner at the Earth Mother. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Thunder in the Morning " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 182. "'Me and my magical broomstick,' he thought. 'Me a male witch riding under the autumn noon. A good witch. The good witch of the East; wasn't that it, from the old Oz book when I was six with whooping cough in bed?' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 67. "'Answer me!' it shrieked in the voice of Margaret Hamilton from The Wizard of Oz. Richard had programmed the phone to speak with the voice of his favorite movie stars. " [More, pg. 68.]
science fiction - Wizard of Oz USA 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 186. [Magog speaking.] "'...You turned tail. You rose into the air and headed south and never came back. Then I realized who you were. You were the Destiny that blew Odysseus' ship all over the Mediterranean. The Wicked Witch of the West. You would be secretly controlling my life until the day I defeated you...' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 119. "Ozone Park does not officially exist, so it is safe from the incursions of the Tin Man, for whom, in true army fashion, should exactly equals is. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 175. "'What suit, son?'

'You remember,' said the Ghost. 'It was that flashy thing, all silver like tinfoil. Looked like something out of The Whiz.' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 197. "'The Wizard of Oz is going to be on HBO for about the millionth time.' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz Washington: Seattle 1998 Brooks, Terry. A Knight of the Word. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "The Wizard! The old man spits, his voice rising brokenly in the hissing sound of the rain. The Wizard of Oz! You are the one who killed him! I saw you! There, in the palace he visited, in the shadow of the Tin Woodman [sic], in the Emerald city! You killed the Wizard! You killed him! You! " [John Ross, the main character, dreams.];

Pg. 55: "...and Simon Lawrence had been labeled the Wizard of Oz, because Seattle was commonly called the Emerald City... tried to picture Ross as a Munchkin in the company of the great and mighty Oz. ";

Pg. 65: "John Ross looked down at his feet. Simon Lawrence. The Wizard of Oz. The man he was supposed kill [sic] in exactly two days, according to his dreams. " [More, pg. 66-67, 73-79, 101-104, 143, 221, 228, 245, 258, 266, 276, 306, etc.]

science fiction - Wizard of Oz Washington: Seattle 1998 York, J. Steven. Generation X: Crossroads. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 17. [In Seattle] "Paige finally broke the silence. 'It's so green.'

'They call it the Emerald City,' volunteered Everett.

I need to find the Wizard and ask him to give me a face.Emma glanced at Jono, who hadn't moved. Had he really projected the thought, or had she only imagined it? "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 47. Project Ozma
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1983 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 29. "'To where?' Doyle asked guardedly, trying to keep any tone of pity or derision out of his voice. Why, to Oz, he thought, or Heaven, or the Pure Vegetable Kingdom. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1983 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 5. [Dedication] "To Tik-Tok of Oz, Talos of Crete, the Golem of Prague, Olympia of Nuremberg, Elektro of Westinghouse, Robby of Altair, Talbot Yancy of America and to all decent, law-abiding robots everywhere. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1984 Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 190. "Its canvas bears, among other things, the images of Sherlock Holmes, Christ coming from the tomb, Tarzan, a waistcoat, the Wizard of Oz in a balloon... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1986 Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. vii. [Frontispiece] "The Witch of the North seemed to think for a time, with her head bowed and her eyes upon the ground. Then she looked up and said, 'I do not know where Kansas is, for I have never heard that country mentioned before. But tell me, is it a civilized country?'

'Oh, yes,' replied Dorothy.

'Then that accounts for it. In the civilized countries I believe there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians. But, you see, the Land of Oz has never been civilized, for we are cut off from all the rest of the world. There we still have witches and wizards amongst us.'

--L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 257. [Author's Notes by Piers Anthony.] "Later it would get into the deep space, alien monsters, universe-destroying elements, but it needed to have one or two main characters with whom the average mainstream reader could identify. I remembered how The Wizard of Oz started with an ordinary Kansas girl, then got into full-scale fantasy, and was successful. My story of Tappy fit the criterion... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1992 Tepper, Sheri S. Sideshow. New York: Bantam (1993; c. 1992); pg. 48. "Dwarfs and midgets were merely little people who could take the roles of Munchkins or Time Bandits or small furry spear-carrying Ewoks in Star Wars epics. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "Exchange " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 214. "'The summer of 1930, when you were, what? ten, you read all of these in one week.'

'Oz? Dorothy? The Wizard? Oh, yes.'

She placed still others nearby. 'Alice in Wonderland...' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1998 Bova, Ben. Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998); pg. -3. [Dedication] "To Janet and Chris, with boundless thanks for a wonderful visit to Oz, from both of us. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "It isn't only Oz that is Kansas in disguise; the whole Galactic Imperium is simply the American Dream (or Nightmare) writ large. "; Pg. 7: "...produced the blueprints for the building of the land of Oz and the home of Ozzie and Harriet. "; Pg. 34: "The figure of the robot run amok... with perhaps a tip of the hat to Frank Baum's Tin Man of Oz. " [Also pg. 53, 77, 206, 211, etc.]
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 234. "In my dream the old Queen had been a cross between one of the demon-warriors that guarded her bedchamber, and the netsuke monkey that guarded my bedside. There was some sort of fading thing about monkey guards my subconscious had probably filched from The Wizard of Oz, but it was all pretty vague and strange.. "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 271. "Everything else seemed to be flying here, too. It reminded her of the tornado that had carried Dorothy to Oz... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2000 Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 140. "The key, he realized, was to trick Wanda into lowering her protective hex sphere long enough to get to the mortal sorceress inside the magic bubble. 'Oh, Glinda!' he called out to her, with an eye to drawing her fire. Indeed, cocooned in her spherical nimbus, Wanda did somewhat resemble Billy Burke arriving to greet Dorothy. 'Are you a good witch or a bad witch?' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 202. "Tammy took our drink orders as we walked through the stainless-steel, copper, and granite kitchen. Overflowing flagons of India Pale Ale were recommended. I did not disagree. I walked around in a daze, clutching my glass, shoulders slumped and wearing a stupid grin. A tornado had whisked me straight to Oz. "; Pg. 214: I approached Cousins and said quietly, 'This isn't Oz, this is Kafkaville. Banning isn't the only loon here.' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 106. "'...Every man, they said, must face reality. Must face the Here and Now! Everything that was not so must go. All the beautiful literary lies and flights of fancy must be shot in mid-air. So they lined them up against a library wall out Sunday morning thirty years ago, in 1975; they lined up St. Nicholas and the Headless Horseman and Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin and Mother Goose--oh, what a wailing!--and shot them down, and burned the paper castles and the fairy frogs and old kings and the people who lived happily ever after (for of course it was a fact that nobody lived happily ever after!), and Once Upon a Time became No More! And they spread the ashes of the Phantom Rickshaw with the rubble of the Land of Oz; they filleted the bones of Glinda the Good and Ozma and shattered Polychrome in a spectroscope and served Jack Pumpkinhead with meringue at the Biologists' Ball!... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 369. "Stand up and play Wicked Witch of the Seventh Row... "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 111. "'...But I'm ashamed to say I've never read Alice. The nearest American equivalent is The Wizard of Oz.'

'I've read that too, but Dodgson--Caroll--is much better. How he would have loved this!' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Tourist Sam " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 176. "'You're interested in a space adventure?'...

'I really don't know,' I said, as if I were taking the first step on the Yellow Brick Road. 'It all seems so new and different.' "

science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 7. "Tik-Tok was alone, and yet he whistled. Why should a robot whistle when no human can hear? That was just one of those mysteries poor Tik-Tok would never be able to work out. " [The main character of the book, Tik-Tok the robot, is named after Tik-Tok of Oz, in the L. Frank Baum classics.]
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 212. "'They're all exactly the same. And all they magnify is what the individual's got. If a guy's got one weakie ability latent, he becomes an operant weakie. If he's loaded with all five metafunctions in wholesale lots, he becomes operant as the Wizard of Oz. Most of the Tanu are fairly strong in just one metafunction...' "
science fiction - Wizard of Oz world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 639. "...such notables... Androcles and his buddy, the Cowardly Lion of Oz; Baron von Richthofen, the Red Knight of Germany; Beowulf... "


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