Hugh Pendexter III is a modern-day Oz author. His Oz fiction includes:
- Oz and the Three Witches (1977)
- The Crocheted Cat in Oz (1991)
- Wooglet in Oz (1993)
- Fwiirp in Oz, with Chris Dulabone, Atticus Gannaway and others (1996).
He sometimes pursues a strategy that other modern Oz authors also favor, of filling in gaps and resolving inconsistencies in the works of L. Frank Baum. Wooglet in Oz, for example, considers whether Baum's Dr. Pipt and Dr. Nikidik are the same individual.
Pendexter's trilogy of nonfiction articles on magic in Oz appeared in The Baum Bugle, in the Spring 1977, Autumn 1978, and Spring 1980 issues.
Pendexter has also Tales of the Crocheted Cat and Farhold Island, both of which featured characters which later appeared in his Oz fiction.