Here is a nice twice signed copy of Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn, illustrated by Eric Shanower. Copyright 1999, second printing (stated), published by Hungry Tiger Press in 2000. Signed by the author on the title page plus, inscribed to “Catherine and Elizabeth” on the half-title page! With beautiful turquoise parrot illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition, with light wear to dust jacket (tiny 1/8″ nick on rear cover).
Ozma, beloved ruler of Oz, has her hands full in this spin-off from two confirmed Oz aficionados. Trouble starts right away when Omby Amby notices a gray hair in his green beard. When he complains to Ozma, he discovers that everyone else seems to be aging as well. Before long, their ruler consults with Glinda, who offers more pieces of the puzzle, including a baby named Zoey, who is also the Man Who Lives Backwards. The rest of Ozma’s adventures rest on the broad shoulders of Tempus, a Parrot-Ox that appears whenever one begins to imagine the impossible. Ozma’s flying time machine and companion, he is a wonderful creature, chock-full of personality, and the other characters are all fairly true incarnations of Oz inhabitants.