I never read more than a few passages from any of the Gor novels. They’ve been praised and reviled, and have not been available much since the 1980s. However, John Norman‘s series has attracted a cult following, and some individuals quietly live a “Gorean” lifestyle.
In November, Dark Horse, for better or for worse, will be bringing Gor back.
Tarl Cabot, a
Mary Sue man from contemporary earth finds himself, John-Carter-like, on Gor, a savage planet on the other side of the sun populated by the descendants of humans brought there in the distant past. He has swashbuckling adventures and pontificates at great length on his controversial views regarding human relationships.
Opinions vary wildly. The funniest comment comes from an acquaintance, who writes:
The literary result is much like what might occur if Ayn Rand had been fed acid and forced to watch a round-the-clock marathon of the films Conan the Barbarian and The Story of O before being plopped down in front of a typewriter.