Captive of Gor (Gorean Saga) Paperback – 30 Jun 2007
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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 inDecember 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 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, onemay read everything there is to knowabout this unique fictional culture. Norman is married and has three children." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
It focuses from beginning to end on the experiences of one earth girl - Eleanor.
Starting with the typically Gorean-Style abduction from Earth, Eleanor rebels and manipulates in an attempt to resist the usual fate for an Earth girl on Gor.
This particular book is the closest to romance it gets - Rask of Treve is the match she eventually meets.
In his way, and rather unlike most Gorean males, he in turn demonstrates his love for her towards the last part of the book.
However reader is left in no doubt that this is not the relationship of free companions.
The Gor books describe, in magnificent detail, a fascinating Counter-Culture world where technology is stripped bare and social and sexual mores are more honest and natural and therefore clash with the pompous, selfish, arrogant and supposedly "politically correct" society we live in today.
Gor is raw in tooth and claw, mythical, historic, erotic and completely satisfying. A world where strong men dominate and women are seen as beautiful objects to be enslaved and owned.
If you enjoy the Spartacus series on TV and/or the very broad church that is BDSM, this is the BEST Gor book to start with. It's not about Gor history or battles between cities as the other books in the series are but simply about enslaving girls.
It is one of a trilogy in which John Norman explores and expounds his deeply thought out philosophy of female enslavement. In these three books (Slave Girl of Gor (Gorean Saga 11) and Kajira of Gor (Gorean Saga 19) being the other two in the trilogy), Norman describes in minute detail how a girl is captured, chained, enslaved and trained in the Gorean ways of serving and pleasing men.
The books capture the bitter sweet glory that is a BDSM lifestyle and it is not at all surprising that whole communities that live as Goreans, both online and real, have sprung up throughout the world.
In a recent interview, John Norman had this to say "The Gor books are not mere science fiction or adventure fantasy. They are also intellectual, philosophical, and psychological novels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If it were only that these books were so poorly written as to verge on the illiterate, they could be dismissed as harmless rubbish. Read morePublished on 13 April 2012 by A. D. Simms
Having finished the brilliant 6th book in the series (Raiders of Gor (Gorean Saga 6)) I immediately went on to read this 7th book. Read morePublished on 11 May 2011 by Traffic
After the amazing Raiders of Gor, this is a real departure from the Gor series.
The story is told for the first time not from the point of view of Tarl Cabot/Bosk of Port Kar... Read more
"Captive of Gor," the 7th volume in John Norman's Chronicles of Counter-Earth, was the first book in the series that I did not really enjoy. Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2003 by Lawrance Bernabo
I stumbled across the Gor series on a rainy day while raiding a fellow house sharer's books (he suggested them because of my extensive science fiction collection). Read morePublished on 17 April 1999