Saturday, March 24, 2018

This Week's Oz Short Story

"In a Season of Calm Weather" by Ruth Berman, with an illustration by Rob Roy MacVeigh, is only one page of the 1990 issue of Oziana, but it sure packs a lot into it. It appears to be a dream story about Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy meeting up and contemplating the nature of their stories, and of the latter two having to deal with growing up while Dorothy heads back to Oz. Since this is so short, I will also mention here the cover of this issue, a spectacular group shot of many Oz characters by Eric Shanower. And this becomes the basis of this issue's contest: Name all the characters on the cover. Since there are so many characters, from at least four different Royal Historians, this is tougher than you might imagine!

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