Outlaw of Gor

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Wildside Press, Oct 1, 2004 - Fiction - 228 pages
Tarl Cabot finds himself transported back to Counter-Earth from the sedate life he has known as a history professor on Earth. He is glad to be back in his role as a dominant warrior and back in the arms of his true love. Unfortunately, Tarl finds that his name on Gor has been tainted, his city defiled, and all those he loves have been made into outcasts. He is no longer in the position of a proud warrior, but an outlaw for whom the simplest answers must come at a high price. He wonders why the Priest Kings have called him back to Gor, and whether it is only to render him powerless.

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User Review  - dragonasbreath - www.librarything.com

It is definitely an amusing book. This one is more geared to adventure, although there are still a few scenes where... you have to wonder if they would have actually survived it. So long as you are willing to suspend judgement, you'll enjoy the ride. Read full review

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User Review  - GeorgeBowling - www.librarything.com

Another rollicking sword and lance saga from the mock-Medieval planet, this time with even more fetishism - lots of whipping. The author waxes lyrical on the delights of male bonding, and pauses at ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

John Norman is the pen name of John Frederick Lange, Jr., born June 3, 1931 in Chicago Illinois. Norman earned his B. A. from the University of Nebraska in 1953 and his M.A. from USC in 1957. In 1963, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton with a 149 page dissertation entitled, In Defence of Ethical Naturalism: An Examination of Certain Aspects of the Naturalistic Fallacy, With Particular Attention to the Logic of an Open Question Argument. Norman is a protégé of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and his influential Gor series bears parallels to Burroughs' John Carter of Mars. The Gor novels, his best known works, span 25 books written from 1967 to 1988, plus three installments of the Telnarian Histories, two other fiction works, and a nonfiction paperback entitled Imaginative Sex which was out of print for many years but has been reprinted recently by a specialty house. As John Lange he has written 'The Cognitivity Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Claims of Philosophy' and edited C. I.Lewis' 'Values and Imperatives: Studies in Ethics'. Lange is a philosophy professor at Queens College of the City University of New York.

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