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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:26 AM

Anyone here read any John Norman ?

His "Gor" books are not politically correct, but his ideas of other civilizations are interesting to read.

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Reply Anyone here read any John Norman ? (Original post)
russspeakeasy Jan 2012 OP
Ohio Joe Feb 2012 #1
Codeine Feb 2012 #2
russspeakeasy Feb 2012 #3
softhearted Feb 2013 #4
ChazInAz Aug 2013 #5
DavidDvorkin Aug 2013 #6
Big_Mike Feb 2015 #7
Wolf Frankula Mar 2015 #8
Name removed May 2017 #9

Response to russspeakeasy (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:36 PM

1. Many years ago I started reading the Gor books

I was in my late teens and I thought the first couple of them had potential but... It did not take very long before they really kind of sucked. Just a diffrent excuse to tell you why women really wanted to be slaves. It was kind of like, yeah yeah, you put this out for 3/4 of the pages in each book, get on with some story. I gave up after four or five of them and was sorry I had wasted that much time on them.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. There's an incredibly funny short parody of the Gor novels called "Houseplants of Gor."

 

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Response to Codeine (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 11:24 PM

3. Now, that's funny.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:39 AM

4. I doubt that John Norman

could water a Venus Flytrap without suffering castration anxieties.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 12:36 AM

5. My suspicion

I think "John Norman" was the house name for a stable of writers...hacks paid for their word-count.
Was it Spider Robinson who committed "Nosepickers of Dawr"?

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Response to ChazInAz (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 02:39 PM

6. A reasonable suspicion, but apparently not correct

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Response to ChazInAz (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 24, 2015, 03:13 AM

7. A friend of mine was an employee of Del Rey books in the mid-80s

At that time, Norman was the hottest selling author in the shop.

I'll admit I read the first 4 or 5 books starting in '78 or so. His world building was strong, but I got tired of some of the recurring issues. However, he did get a metric butt-load of books printed.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 06:36 PM

8. A Friend Had a Title

Sadomasochists of Gor. I read many of the Gor Books. I stopped when I got a girlfriend.

I forgot to add 'Stockbrokers of Gor'. When these yuppies do an unfriendly takeover, it's really unfriendly.


Wolf

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