- By S.D. Stuart Steve DeWinter

The Wizard of OZ

  • Title: The Wizard of OZ
  • Author: S.D. Stuart Steve DeWinter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Wizard of OZ There is no yellow brick road here No emerald city No lollipop guild This is the Australis Penal Colony a continent sized prison referred to the world over as the Outcast Zone Built to contain the wo

    There is no yellow brick road here No emerald city No lollipop guild This is the Australis Penal Colony, a continent sized prison referred to the world over as the Outcast Zone Built to contain the world s most dangerous criminals, OZ ended up the dumping ground for everything polite society deemed undesirable.From inside this place a garbled message proves Dorothy s fThere is no yellow brick road here No emerald city No lollipop guild This is the Australis Penal Colony, a continent sized prison referred to the world over as the Outcast Zone Built to contain the world s most dangerous criminals, OZ ended up the dumping ground for everything polite society deemed undesirable.From inside this place a garbled message proves Dorothy s father is still alive, trapped in a prison with only one way in and no way out Into this place 17 year old Dorothy must go if she wants to find her father and keep the promise she made to her dying mother.However, OZ is tougher, darker and intense than anything she has experienced before If she has any hope of surviving long enough to find her father, she will need her mother s guts, her father s brains and the help of those discarded and forgotten.Everyone she meets tells her the same thing The only person who can help her is the one prisoner who deserves to be in a place like this and refers to himself by the name, Wizard.The Wizard always asks for something in exchange for his help Can Dorothy afford the terrible price he will demand

    1 thought on “The Wizard of OZ

    1. Read and reviewed at author’s request.This is another book that is totally outside of my normal reading genre. In fact before I read this I didn’t even know what ‘steampunk’ was. The only reason I read it was because had “Wizard of OZ” in the title.At the risk of offending people, I am going to say this is fanfiction:From Urbandictionary: Fanfiction is when someone takes either the story or characters (or both) of a certain piece of work, whether it be a novel, tv show, movie, etc, a [...]

    2. Audiobook narrated by Amanda C. MillerThe Wizard of OZ: A Steampunk Adventure is a good, well rounded story that was interesting the whole way through. I wasn't sure what to expect from a steampunk take on The Wizard of Oz but Stuart manages to make clever nods toward different aspects of the classic when turning OZ into a massive steampunk prison. The steampunk aspects of the story are incorporated well and not over the top.Stuart does a great job of making this a steampunk adventure that isn't [...]

    3. We're off to not see the Wizard persay in our next Steampunk Adventure: So, technically there is a wizard or two in this high caliber Steampunk adventure, they just don't hide behind emerald curtains, or don pointy hats. Wizards in this OZ manipulate the sciences and magic to manipulate the people of the Outcast Zone(OZ) to dally in mischief and mayhem. Some may speculate that this is solely fan fiction, but I would argue against that. Is the marvelous Gregory Maguire's Series nothing but fan fi [...]

    4. I have been 'into' steampunk (in all its forms) for a number of years and it's always a concern when a steampunk version of anything hits the market. Will they get it right, do they know what they're talking about, is it nothing more than having the word on the cover and throwing in a robot and raygun? (Yes, these are genuine concerns for those of us who are fans of the genre!)Well, S.D. Stuart got it right. From the very beginning of his take on the classic, there is a steampunk atmosphere. He [...]

    5. The Wizard of OZ: A SteamPunk Adventure was an unexpectedly entertaining and captivating story. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I thoroughly enjoyed my first foray into this new type of genre. I try to be open to good stories no matter what genre they are written in, and the benefit of this strategy revealed such a precious jewel to me in the form of this book.The story itself is a purely delightful and really cool twist to the beloved original story of the Wizard of OZ. While this t [...]

    6. Got this as an ebook advanced review copy, so grammar and spelling aside, here's the review:There's trouble afoot at the Australis Penal Colony, or what most people have referred to as OZ. And while the rest of the world go on in their merry ways of the bourgeoisie and the unassuming common-folk, this is not so for a couple of men and women who have invested most of their work in the betterment--or, well, management, really--of OZ.This is about the time Professor Gale goes missing and when his 1 [...]

    7. I received a copy to review from the author. I've never read the original book of The Wizard Of Oz, I do know the general story but only through the movies, I thought this was an interesting idea even if maybe I lost some of the references.I'm not much into adventure stories, I sort of thought the fighting scenes were a bit too long. Mostly because I had problems imagining it so I had the scene going in slow-motion in my mind XDOne thing I hated, but that's a personal preference, is that the aut [...]

    8. Dorothy gets a makeover and grows up, and Oz is actually Australia (heh). When she's 10, Dorothy's father is kidnapped and her mother killed. She's taken in by William and trained in the way of fighting at Uncle Henry and Auntie Em's farm. At 17, Dorothy gets word from her father, and sneaks onto William's airship that is bound for Oz.All of the favorite Oz characters are there--Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, The Cowardly Lion, Munchkins, and more. Missing, however, is Glinda and Toto (boo!), but Glin [...]

    9. My full The Wizard of OZ: A Steampunk Adventure audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Now to the cover. I do like how I can see many of the familiar characters that I would expect in an imaginative retelling. Including what I would from a steampunk tale. I also see a gun, making me think that this will be much more adult and action packed. I really hope that this will be similar enough for my mind to comprehend Wizard of Oz storyline while being a great stand alone tale.The first s [...]

    10. This book is a decidedly different take on The Wizard of Oz. In this take, Oz is a penal colony. Dorothy is the daughter of a scientist who has been kidnapped and is being held in Oz. The wizard is not a good guy. When Dorothy lands in Oz, a sister dies; a sister to that character vows to revenge her sister's death. There's also a tin man, a lion, Munchkins The characters are familiar; yet they are not Dorothy is driven by a need to find her father. Her father is her only remaining parent as her [...]

    11. First, I was unable to finish this book. That DOES skew my review, so feel free to ignore this if you're so inclined.That being said, the reason I didn't finish was that the book bored me. I really love the CONCEPT: the whole girl-out-to-rescue-her father alongside automatons, criminals, and genetically altered people, all wrapped up in steampunk ascetic. Unfortunately, the writing itself leaves me desperately hungry for more than it provides. The author only ever seems to brush against the surf [...]

    12. IT was an amazing twist on the original Wizard of OZ by Frank L Baum. None of the characters in this book are what they seem in translation from Baum's classic work of Fiction. I love that this is all stationed on Earth and not in another realm far away. Stuart make you really feel for the character of Dorothy Gale in her search for her father in OZ (Outcast Zone), the Australis Penal Colony. Automatons, Aeroplanes, Mutant hybrids, Zeppelins, guns, Victorian Era all items that are usually found [...]

    13. Dorothy and her determination I loved right off. Nero that little slime-ball, hated him the moment we were introduced to him, "Oh how cute. You've given them names. The two automatons that accompanied you into my city have been entered into tonight's games. I must thank you. Attendance had started to wane. People were getting bored watching the same old bots beat each other up week after week. But with your two new contenders entering the mix" As you can tell this isn't the version of "The Wizar [...]

    14. This book surprised me. I really liked it. I thought it was an imaginative reworking of the original story. I think I chose a good one for my first foray into the steampunk genre.18 year old Dorothy Gale leaves Kansas to go in search of her father within the Autralis penal colony, or OZ. He was kidnapped by one of its inhabitants in want of Gale's weapon 10 years earlier by goons in New Kansas, Tazmania who also killed her mother and left her an orphan. Within the Outcast Zone, Dorothy finds a " [...]

    15. This is not your grandmother's Wizard of Oz!In fact, this story has a steampunk setting and as such, there isn't a yellow brick road, witches, and for good measure, no dog named Toto. But the story is about Dorothy, who sets out to find and rescue her father, who is being held prisoner in the largest prison in the world, one that is so huge that it became it's own country. Upon her arrival in OZ, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that would forever change not only her own life, but the [...]

    16. S.D. Stuart has penned a strong story that leads you on a path that will not always take you to the places you expect. Read full review in the 2013 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    17. Got this as a present. Didn't disappoint me at all. It is basically the same story but with an intesting twist. You can recognize some of the beloved characters from the original book, but transformed into steampunk style and with more deep in their backgrounds.

    18. I get the gist, I just didn't enjoy it. could be the pacing, could be the writing style. something refused to fall into place for me.

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