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Russ Whitfield -> Gor (9/7/2012 12:48:32 PM)

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.




sanchia -> RE: Gor (10/7/2012 1:08:54 PM)

[image]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Tarnsman_of_gor_vallejo_cover.jpg/180px-Tarnsman_of_gor_vallejo_cover.jpg[/image] [image]http://www.e-reading.org.ua/illustrations/92/92930-cover.jpg[/image] [image]http://www.e-reading.org.ua/illustrations/92/92935-cover.jpg[/image]

The covers give you an idea of the books representation of women.




Russ Whitfield -> RE: Gor (10/7/2012 1:15:25 PM)

There was a movie in the 80s, I think it was really poor. As I say, I really don't remember the dodgy S&M undercurrent - at that age, they were just rip-roaring adventures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor#Criticism

How wrong can you be...




sanchia -> RE: Gor (10/7/2012 1:56:05 PM)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginative_Sex

Also from the author of the Gor books. [sm=confused42.gif]




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