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Captive of Gor Paperback – November, 1997
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About the Author
John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of the Gorean Saga, the longest-running series of adventure novels in science fiction history. Starting in December 1966 with "Tarnsman of Gor", the series was put on hold after its twenty-fifth installment, "Magicians of Gor", in 1988, when DAW refused to publish its successor, "Witness of Gor". After several unsuccessful attempts to find a trade publishing outlet, the series was brought back into print in 2001. Norman has also produced a separate, three-installment science fiction series, the Telnarian Histories, plus two other fiction works ("Ghost Dance" and "Time Slave"), a nonfiction paperback ("Imaginative Sex"), and a collection of thirty short stories, entitled "Norman Invasions". "The Totems of Abydos" was published in spring 2012. All of Norman's work is available both in print and as ebooks. The Internet has proven to be a fertile ground for the imagination of Norman's ever-growing fan base, and at Gor Chronicles (www.gorchronicles.com), a website specially created for his tremendous fan following, one may read everything there is to know about this unique fictional culture. Norman is married and has three children.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It's a sexual fantasy, it is what it is. If you are not into that sort of thing, go read something else.
For me the problem is that the writing itself is just so-so. It's still fun to read, but every now and then I find myself wondering if there are any better written options out there. Back in the day, there were not a lot of options for enjoying a good male-dom fem-sub story. Gor was one of the only games in town. It may have changed now, in the post-internet world. But then again, maybe not. This is certainly better than the abysmal "50 Shades of Grey."
Since the early books are the best in the Saga this one is the first clunker of the lot. Yeah you probably have to read it but skipping to the next book wouldn't hurt.
Captive of Gor has a romantic ending. The next book picks up right where the previous one ended. So you have to read them in sequence.
I found the Gorean culture fascinating and Mr. Norman's views of female submission accurate. I didn't agree with his philosophy that we should behave like Goreans on earth and that the only way a woman can trully love someone is through complete slavery and submission ( In the case of Elinor Brinton, she did need to get punished). Having dealt with many alpha male earthlings, on their behalf, I defend women's freedom because it makes the conquest far more interesting for them. They don't need to be exceedingly handsome, strong and intelligent, if they play their cards right they can attract and submit to their will hundreds of girls. Interestingly, many of these men have no issues with women having sex with them or attending the work-force. Why? Because they are genuine Alpha's and they don't need to impose their beliefs on the rest of society. I do think, that most women and men should embrace the challenges they confront in life, stop whining and learn to understand themselves as well as opposite gender instead of licking their narcissistic wounds Elinor Brinton style.
frequent acts of, and endless ruminations or manifestoes upon. Avery long, and poor essay of explicit anti-feminism, interrupted by swordfights, monsters, spaceships, etc.