I used to love these books when I was young. In a fit of nostalgia, I goggled them recently. I have to say I was surprised at the themes...At 13years old I had no idea of the themes that were going on in the books!
sanchia -> RE: Gor (9/7/2012 9:03:59 PM)
The first few books were decent adventure stories set on a counter Earth revolving on the exact opposite side of the Sun. Sadly after a few books the authors proclivities for declaring women as playthings for stronger men came to the fore and all the female character basically turned into a bunch of simpering women hungering for a man to dominate them often descending into a BDSM fantasy at times. It got worse as the series went on and I remember one book where a relatively feminist female librarian from Earth found herself on Counter Earth and ended up as a sex slave to a barbarian warlord and extolling how much she loved her new life and how wrong her prior views were. It was all a rather twisted.
I seem to remember a film being made based on this at one point,
borstal -> RE: Gor (10/7/2012 7:56:18 AM)
I remember the covers. Im sure they were done by Boris Vallejo.
Those themes mentioned (bondage, slavery by controlling men)? Maybe the 50 shades crowd will move on to these.