Talk:List of published Oz apocrypha

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This title "Oz Apocrypha" needs to change[edit]

"Apocrypha" is a pejorative term referring to something outside of canon. As there is no authoritative determiner of what is and what is not canon, no governing body to say one way or the other, the expression remains outmoded at best and needlessly restrictive at worst. It is also biased and goes against Wiki rules of objectivity.

The so-called Famous Forty (a term that is itself outmoded: see http://timelineuniverse.net/Oz/Appendices.htm#Defining Canon) has been considered "canon" by some fans. As noted above, there is no governing authority who has said; thus, no body can deem post-FF stories "non-canon," which is what "apocrypha" ultimately denotes.

There are certainly stories that clearly don't fit into the series begun by Baum and his successors, many which don't try to, but this fact alone isn't justification for using "apocrypha" as a blanket descriptor for ALL stories outside of the Famous Forty.

The name of this section should be changed to "Oz Expanded Universe stories." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.116.193.157 (talk) 07:03, 20 May 2015 (UTC)