The “Wonderful” Wizard of Futhermucking Oz
Arabella Grimsbro is a 15-year-old girl with a mouth like a dock worker and an attitude to match. When she walks into Voyages Through Literature—a cheesy mall store promising virtual reality tours of public domain classics—the last thing she expects is to be whisked away to an actual, magical world.
To make things worse, this Oz is very different from the one she saw in a movie when she was little. Ferocious beasts with grizzly bear bodies and tiger heads? A town of creepy, porcelain dolls? The Tin Woodsman lying broken and battered at the bottom of a ditch? Arabella will need more than surliness and silver slippers to find the answers at the end of this rainbow—or even just survive the trip.
The print edition runs 146 pages.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Profanity, for real
If you are considering purchasing this book for a child, please be aware that, among other obscenities, it features some variant of the word “fuck” eighty-seven times.
(Eighty-eight if you include the editor’s note.)
A. Grimsbro, Warlord of Mars
Arabella Grimsbro is a 15-year-old girl with a foul mouth and an attitude to match. When she walks into a cheesy mall store promising virtual reality tours of public domain classics, the last thing she expects is to find herself stuck in one.
But if she thought Oz was bad, she’s in for a surprise when she trades beloved childrenʼs literature for manly pulp adventure. Giant green monsters! Sword fights to the death! The healing power of toxic masculinity! Welcome to Barsoom, where everything has extra limbs and nobody wears clothes.
Also, the only way out is pretty much death. So… hooray?
The print edition runs 166 pages.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Twice the f-bombs!
Because A Princess of Mars was originally intended for those with more mature sensibilities than The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, we don’t feel the need to caution readers as strongly about the coarseness of the language that lies herein. If you are concerned, however, you should know that, including the one on this page, this manuscript features one hundred and seventy-five.
Also, everybody’s naked.
At the convention center.
At Everett Community College. Find me at the Broken Eye Books table.
Dr. Who and British pop culture convention! At the Doubletree.