Thursday, February 06, 2020

This Week's Oz Short Story

For once, I actually have a little spare time tonight, so I thought I'b be early for once in talking about this week's story. Now that I've finished 2009, it's time to hit the 2010 half of the 2009/2010 flipbook edition of Oziana. Not that there's much to "Celebrating Ozma: The Silver Jubilee Issue" by Andrew and Rachel Heller, with illustrations by Tim Art-McLaughlin: it's a description of several commemorative stamps from the Royal Oz Post, celebrating the life of Princess Ozma. And let's just say a lot of thought and imagination goes into these stamps! Since they're free, Oz stamps serve another purpose, namely actually being able to magically deliver your mail. A little bit of magic also goes into the design of the stamps, as they're able to do things philatelists on this side of the Deadly Desert only wish the stamps they collect could do. Yeah, this one packs a lot into only two pages that aren't really even a story.

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