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One of the best introductory novels for a classic science fiction series.
on June 11, 2014
John Norman's Gor series was avid reading for me a few decades ago and I'm just returning to re-read it. The later novels deal way too much w/ submissive sexual issues, at least in comparison to the science fiction/fantasy adventure plot issues. It's not that I disagreed per se w/ the sexual slavery themes, it's just that I'd rather have read more action and adventure plotlines instead of long dialogues on the merits of female slavery. However in Tarnsman of Gor, it was all action and adventure, and very well done. In real life John Norman was John Frederick Lange Jr., a philosophy professor, so he certainly had the educational background to expound upon his personal belief systems. I just wish he'd have stuck to simply writing a good action story
This book however, and the first few entries into the series are exceptionally good. I especially loved the giant Hawk like tarns!