OZ Books and Authors
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror , suspense, science fiction and fantasy.
Wizard and Glass is the fourth book in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King . This book is subtitled "Regard". It placed fourth in the annual Locus Poll for best fantasy novel. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Synopsis The novel begins where The Waste Lands ended. After Jake, Eddie, Susannah and Roland fruitlessly riddle Blaine the Mono for several hours, Eddie defeats the mad computer by telling childish jokes.
Alexander Melentyevich Volkov ( Russian : Алекса́ндр Меле́нтьевич Во́лков [ɐlʲɪˈksandr mʲɪˈlʲenʲtʲɪvʲɪtɕ ˈvolkəf] ; June 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Soviet novelist and mathematician . Volkov was born in Ust-Kamenogorsk . He wrote several historical novels, but is mostly remembered for a series of children's books based on L.
The Wizard of the Emerald City ( Russian : Волшебник Изумрудного Города ) is a 1939 children's novel by Russian writer Alexander Melentyevich Volkov . The book is a loose translation of L. Frank Baum 's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz . Baum's name is sometimes credited in the book (in the appendix by Volkov, which is found in some editions, where Volkov describes the origins of his book). The names of most characters are changed, some elements of Baum's novel are removed, and some new elements are added. The book was revised in 1959 and became quite popular in the 1960s, leading to five sequels: Urfin Jus and his Wooden Soldiers (1963), The Seven Underground Kings (1964), The Fiery God of the Marrans (1968), The Yellow Fog (1970), and The Secret of the Abandoned Castle (1975, published in 1982).
Geoffrey Charles Ryman (born 1951) is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and surrealistic or " slipstream " fiction. Ryman currently lectures in Creative Writing for University of Manchester 's English Department. [ 1 ] His most recent full-length novel, The King's Last Song , is set in Cambodia, both at the time of Angkorean emperor Jayavarman VII , and in the present period. He is currently at work on a new historical novel set in the United States before the Civil War. [ edit ] Biography Ryman was born in Canada and moved to the United States at age 11. He earned degrees in History and English at UCLA , then moved to England in 1973, where he has lived most of his life. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] He is gay. [ 2 ]
Was (or Was ... in the UK edition) is a WFA nominated [ 1 ] 1992 parallel novel by American author Geoff Ryman , focusing on the (in some cases, tragic) lives of disparate individuals linked to one another by L. Frank Baum 's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , and the musical film version . Ranging across time and space from the 1860s Kansas to the late 1980s California , among other locations, the novel's characters include a tapestry of characters, some real but most fictitious, whose lives indirectly affect each other. [ edit ] Plot summary The novel is separated into three parts, "Winter Kitchen", "Summer Kitchen", and "Oz Circle". The primary focus is put on Jonathan, a gay male actor with AIDS who goes on a pilgrimage of sorts to Manhattan , Kansas and the "real" (in the novel) Dorothy on whom the book's version of L.
Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author , principally known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories . [ 1 ] Farmer is best known for his sequences of novels, especially the World of Tiers (1965–93) and Riverworld (1971–83) series. He is noted for the pioneering use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for, and reworking of, the lore of celebrated pulp heroes , and occasional tongue-in-cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters.
A Barnstormer in Oz: A Rationalization and Extrapolation of the Split-Level Continuum is a 1982 novel by Philip José Farmer and is based on the setting and characters of L. Frank Baum 's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz . The central character of the novel is Hank Stover, a pilot and the son of Dorothy Gale , who finds himself in Oz when his plane gets lost in a green cloud over Kansas in 1923. The Oz he discovers is on the brink of civil war; he encounters Erakna, the new Wicked Witch. Farmer takes an unusual approach to the corpus of Oz literature; he depends primarily, almost solely, on Baum's original Oz book and neglects its many sequels.
Sherwood Smith writes fantasy and science fiction for young adults as well as adults. She has participated in and organized writing groups (both on- and off-line) for many years. Smith's works include the YA novel Crown Duel . Smith also collaborated with Dave Trowbridge in writing the Exordium series and with Andre Norton in writing two of the books in the Solar Queen universe.
The Emerald Wand of Oz is a 2005 book by Sherwood Smith and is a continuation of the Oz series that was started by L. Frank Baum in 1900. The book is illustrated by William Stout and published by HarperCollins . The novel concerns two relatives of Dorothy Gale , Em and Dory, who find themselves in Oz just as Bastinda, a new Wicked Witch of the West, threatens the citizens of Oz.
Trouble Under Oz is a 2006 novel by Sherwood Smith , illustrated by William Stout and published by HarperCollins . It is a sequel to Smith's 2005 novel The Emerald Wand of Oz and a further continuation of the Oz series originally started by L. Frank Baum in 1900.
James Howe (born August 2, 1946, Oneida, New York ) is the American author of over 80 juvenile and young adult books, including the Bunnicula series, about a vampire rabbit that sucks the juice out of vegetables. [ edit ] Biography At the age of nine or ten, Howe wrote a play based on the " Blondie " comic strip as well as a variety of short stories and self-published newspapers , his favorite being "the Gory Gazette," made for a self-founded club: Vampire Legion. [ 1 ]
Mister Tinker in Oz is an apocryphal Oz book, authored by James Howe and published in 1985 by Random House involving an inventor responsible for Tik-Tok the Clockwork man and Dorothy and their adventure in Oz. [ edit ] Plot summary One night in Kansas, Dorothy meets Ezra P. Tinker, the inventor of Tik-tok the Clockwork man and he tells her the thousand year guarantee has just run down.
The Ozmapolitan of Oz is a 1986 novel written and illustrated by Dick Martin . As its title indicates, the book is an entrant in the long-running series of stories on the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and various successors. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ edit ] Authorship Like his predecessor John R. Neill , Dick Martin was a veteran Oz illustrator who moved into Oz authorship; The Ozmapolitan of Oz is Martin's single sustained work of Oz fiction.
Edward Einhorn (born September 6, 1970) is an American playwright, theater director, and novelist, noted for the comic absurdism of his drama and the imaginative richness of his literary works. A native of Westfield, New Jersey , Einhorn graduated from Westfield High School , where he was an editor of the student newspaper Hi's Eye . [ 1 ] He attended Johns Hopkins University . In 1992 he started the Untitled Theater Company #61 in New York (co-founded with his older brother David Einhorn, who has produced plays for the company). With that company, Edward Einhorn has directed T.