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Marauders of Gor (Gor)
Marauders of Gor - Gor
Author: John Norman
ISBN-13: 9780886770259
ISBN-10: 0886770254
Publication Date: 3/1/1975
Edition: Reissue
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Publisher: DAW
Book Type: Paperback
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Marauders of Gor is the 9th in the Chronicles of Gor Series. What is often described as the Male Bodice Ripper. Pro-man, anti-female rights.

Norman is a follower of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and his Gor series bears parallels to Burroughs' John Carter of Mars.

This novels includes lengthy philosophical and sociological dissertations criticizing the malaise of modern society (everything from common dishonesty to nuclear holocaust). A wide variety of societies, cultures, moral concepts, and technologies are described in depth in this novel; however it is always within the context of the male adventure genre, and, as such, families, children, and other mundane aspects of real life are generally absent and those roles are left undiscussed.

His fiction places emphasis on living in accordance with a Nietzsche-esque natural order, sponsoring a hierarchy of talent, especially strength. Based on this assumed hierarchy, combined with a particular usage of evolutionary psychology to analyze gender differences, he contends that woman is the submissive natural helper, and figurative and literal slave of a dominant man. Heroes enslave heroines who, upon being enslaved, revel in the discovery of their natural place. The extent to which Norman intended this philosophy to be taken literally, rather than as a vehicle of sexual fantasy, is debatable. Bondage in the novels and in his Imaginative Sex guide is overtly and completely sexual in nature and while the philosophy presented is unquestionably that of male dominance, the male characters are themselves often temporarily and elaborately enslaved by powerful females.
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standard Gor novel
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This is an original 1975 printing of the book. It is however in good shape.