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By John Joseph Adams, Douglas Cohen

FOREWORD via GREGORY MAGUIRE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING writer OF WICKED.

When L. Frank Baum brought Dorothy and acquaintances to the yankee public in 1900, The significant Wizard of Oz grew to become an immediate, bestselling hit. this present day the whimsical story continues to be a cultural phenomenon that maintains to spawn wildly renowned books, video clips, and musicals. Now, editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have introduced jointly best myth writers similar to Orson Scott Card and Seanan McGuire to create the final word anthology for ounces lovers – and, rather, any reader with an urge for food for richly imagined worlds. tales contain:

  • Frank Baum's son has the genuine studies that his father later fictionalized in Orson Scott Card’s “Off to work out the Emperor.”
  • Seanan McGuire’s “Emeralds to Emeralds, dirt to airborne dirt and dust” unearths Dorothy grown up, sour, and nonetheless residing in ounces. and she or he has a homicide to resolve – assuming Ozma will cease interfering along with her existence lengthy adequate to permit her do her task.
  • In “Blown Away,” Jane Yolen asks: What if Toto used to be lifeless and filled, Ozma used to be a circus freak, and every little thing you inspiration you knew as ounces used to be
    really the following in Kansas?
  • "The Cobbler of ounces" by means of Jonathan Maberry explores a Winged Monkey with wings too small to permit her fly. Her simply probability to alter that rests with
    the Silver Slippers.
  • In Tad Williams’s futuristic “The Boy Detective of Oz," Orlando investigates the corrupt oz. simulation of the Otherland community.
  • And more…

Some tales are dystopian…Some are dreamlike…All are undeniably ounces.

Includes tales via those authors: Dale Bailey, Orson Scott Card, Rae Carson, David Farland, C.C. Finlay, Jeffrey Ford, Theodora Goss, Simon R. eco-friendly, Kat Howard, Ken Liu, Seanan McGuire, Jonathan Maberry, Rachel Swirsky, Robin Wasserman, Tad Williams, Jane Yolen

A notice On advised studying Age: L. Frank Baum’s unique oz. books have been works of kid's fiction--albeit ones which have been identified and enjoyed through "children of every age" all through their lifestyles. although some of the tales contained during this anthology also are compatible for the aforementioned young ones of every age, ounces Reimagined is meant for a while thirteen and up, and as such, a number of the tales take care of mature topics, so parental tips is suggested.

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Guy, what was once with these grail brotherhood humans screwing up completely strong children’s tales, mr. ok? I suggest, you knew a few of these people—what was once their test? Kunohara himself were an early member of the Grail Brotherhood, yet simply simply because he sought after entry to the strong simulation engine to pursue his clinical pursuits. That used to be how he informed it, besides. yet he had helped Orlando and the others take down the Grail Brotherhood, so Orlando relied on him. Didn’t consistently like him, yet depended on him. i suggest, dzang! these outdated scanners grew to become the 1st model of kansas right into a nightmare, ruined alice’s wonderland and pooh corner—remember pigzilla? —and a host of alternative stuff along with. didn’t these fenhead bastards ever pay attention of blameless childlike ask yourself? that’s a shaggy dog story, case you didn’t be aware of. type of. “Tell me a piece approximately Omby Amby,” stated Orlando as he and the Glass Cat walked down the most road, earlier fresh, vivid tinfringe lawns and polished mailboxes, towards the store, the unofficial urban corridor of the Works. “Did he have family members? Friends—or extra importantly, enemies? What did he love to do? ” The Cat shook her head. “No relatives, yet I didn’t be aware of him very well—to be sincere, we don't commute within the comparable circles. If you’ll be mindful, i'm intimate with some of the major voters of Kansas and used to be current to work out a number of of them come to life—like Scraps the Patchwork lady, for example. The Policeman with eco-friendly Whiskers…well, he used to be a policeman. A civil servant. you would need to ask round within the workingman’s taverns in Emerald. ” “Taverns? ” That didn’t sound a great deal just like the ounces that L. Frank Baum had written approximately, and it didn’t sound love it belonged during this rebooted model of Kansas both. “There are taverns the following? ” “Of course,” acknowledged the Cat. “Where else can that kind of individuals drink ginger beer, play darts, and usually be loud and never part as a laugh as they suspect they're? ” “Ah,” stated Orlando. “Ginger beer. ” “Although,” acknowledged the Cat with a bit frown of disdain, “I listen that these days the more youthful males are ingesting sarsaparilla as an alternative. directly out of the barrel! ” “Goodness,” acknowledged Orlando, attempting to not smile. “These locations sound determined and unsafe. ” “I wouldn’t know,” the Cat acknowledged. “My more suitable mind doesn’t allow me to go to such low institutions. ” Tinman was once within the barnlike development often called the store, status beside a wide drafting desk, surrounded via tin toys of assorted descriptions—a undergo on a ball, a monkey with cymbals, a motor vehicle with an expressive, smiling face. Tinman stared as Orlando defined why he had come, his brightly polished face with out any discernible emotion, even supposing his eyebrows have been welded on in the sort of manner that he constantly appeared shocked, an impression amplified a little by means of the gaping grill of his mouth, as if he have been eternally listening to information as strange as Orlando’s. Tinman was once much less human than the drawings within the old books, yet nonetheless greatly friendlier-looking than the item that had governed the Works prior to the restart, a creature extra like a greasy piston with crude legs and arms than whatever with strategies and emotions.

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