Sold: Visitors from Oz Book, Martin Gardner Wizard of Oz Pastiche HC/DJ 1998 Mathematics


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Here’s an interesting 1998 Oz pastiche by Lewis Carroll scholar Martin Gardner: Visitors from Oz (not to be confused with Dick Martins “The Visitors from Oz”)–the wild adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. The beautiful hardcover with dust jacket was published by St Martin’s Press and is a first edition, first printing. The book also has map endpapers and 4 unusual color plates by Ted Enik. It’s in fine condition.

Plot summary from Wikipedia: “Gardner employs a mathematics puzzle (involving a Klein bottle) to bring the three Oz characters to Earth in 1998, where Dorothy becomes involved in the machinations of two movie producers. Contemporary references to Rudy Giuliani, the Internet, and television newscasts are unusual, at the least, in an Oz book. Gardner’s whimsy encompasses the ancient Greek gods, characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and an ursine detective called Sheerluck Brown.” Wait, this sounds intriguing! I’ll have to take a closer look. In fine condition; complete, tight and clean.