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Oz Reimagined: The Boy Detective of Oz: An Otherland Story

Oz Reimagined: The Boy Detective of Oz: An Otherland Story [Kindle Edition]

Tad Williams , Douglas Cohen , John Joseph Adams
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Product Description

Product Description

When L. Frank Baum introduced Dorothy and friends to the American public in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became an instant, bestselling hit. Today the whimsical tale remains a cultural phenomenon that continues to spawn wildly popular books, movies, and musicals. Now, editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought together some of the leading fantasy, science fiction, and young adult writers to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fan – and, really, any reader with an appetite for richly imagined worlds.

In “The Boy Detective of Oz: An Otherland Story” by Tad Williams, Orlando the Boy Detective investigates a murder in the Oz simulation of the Otherland network.

Some stories are dystopian…Some are dreamlike…All are undeniably Oz.

About the Author

Tad Williams is the bestselling author of the Memory, Sorrow & Thorn series, the Otherland series, and the Shadowmarch series. He has also written several other novels, such as Tailchaser’s Song, The War of the Flowers, and The Dragons of Ordinary Farm, which was co-written with his wife, Deborah Beale. His short fiction has appeared in such venues as Weird Tales, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and in the anthologies Legends and Legends II. A collection of his short work, Rite, was released in 2006. He has also written for D.C. Comics, first with the miniseries The Next, and then doing a stint on Aquaman.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (26 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARJP26Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Former singer, shoe-seller and radio show host, Tad Williams is now a full-time writer. His Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series established him as one of the most internationally popular fantasy authors of recent years.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last! 14 Jun 2013
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Finally a little bit more Otherland. And it doesn' t disappoint. Lovely to re-meet Orlando in his new setting. Certainly opens up possibilities for future trips to Tad Williams superb alternative world. More please!
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok 26 April 2014
By sweef
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I bought this because I loved the Otherland series but it didn't grab me as much! Maybe I'm just not a short story kind of person?
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4.0 out of 5 stars New OTHERLAND/OZ story 14 Mar 2013
By Olaf Keith - Published on
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"The Boy Detective of Oz" is Tad Williams' second OTHERLAND story (following "The Happiest Dead Boy in the World", 2003) that deals with the future adventures of Orlando Gardiner, the eponymous dead boy, who is now the quasi-immortal ranger of the OTHERLAND network. These stories follow the events of the four main OTHERLAND novels, and while no knowledge of the books is strictly necessary, both stories are certainly much more fun if they are read after the novels.

This time Orlando has to deal with something that looks like a murder (the deceased is not actually completely dead, although he lacks his head), but the mysterious almost-death of the Royal Policeman of Kansas is not the only mystery in the Kansas/Oz simworld, because there is unrest in the otherwise peaceful and idyllic simworld. And civil war threatens---

The story is a wonderful return to OTHERLAND and I hope that Tad Williams will write more of Orlandos adventures. It is a great, fun story, especially for readers familiar with OTHERLAND. I suppose it is somewhat less succesfull as a stand-alone OZ story, but readers looking for a new OTHERLAND fix will be delighted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars {Oz Reimagined: The Boy Dectective of Oz: An Otherland Story} 16 April 2013
By Cervantes - Published on
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I'll start by saying that the novels this story birthed from, The Otherland Series, are possibly my favorite novels of all time. So needless to say I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to once again return to the digital world of Otherland!

When I first read Otherland I was excited each time the characters would find themselves in different digital simulations, from ancient Egypt and Alice in Wonderland, to more completely unique realms in the book and especially Oz.

I just can't say enough about Tad Williams' ability to create a unique and fascinating world and story and then fully transport his readers into that place. He is possibly my favorite author of all time, and if you have not read him yet, then I would make one of his books the first one you read. I would start with is Otherland series if he is new to you, and then definitely come here and pick up this book as the cherry to top off your Otherland collection.

That being said, this is a very well written work and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The glass cat was witty and enjoyable and Orlando {The Boy Detective of Oz} was just as enjoyable as he was during my highly enjoyable read of the Otherland Series years ago. I was not let down at any moment and loved the twist at the end of the story. I won't be heading on to other works in this Oz series by different authors from here, but if you like Tad, or think you want to give a great author a read, then I just can't suggest this book and all of his other books enough!

Have a wonderful day! Do yourself a favor and pick this or one of his other books up. You'll be hooked on Tad for years to come.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and quick reads 24 Jun 2014
By Kristen A. Thompson - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked Tad William's Otherland books and was interested to read this followup with the Orlando character. It had an interesting, and someone unexpected plot twist - but it's a short read, so don't expect too much.
5.0 out of 5 stars Give Me More Otherworld 9 May 2014
By Bob Bradley - Published on
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Tad Williams' Otherworld series is one of my favorites and this short is no exception. I haven't read any of the other Oz Reimagined shorts but if they are a good as this one I will give them a try.
4.0 out of 5 stars leaves you wanting more... 21 Feb 2014
By A. Astolfi - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I like Tad Williams stuff, but I LOVE these short Orlando stories...I like them better than the Otherland books as a matter of fact. I feel greedy for more of these, hope more are forthcoming.
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