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Slave Girl of Gor (Gor #11)

3.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  733 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Taken as a possession, Judy Thornton, an Earth resident, is found meandering in the wilderness of the Earthlike planet of Gor. In keeping with the uncivilized culture of the Goreans, she is trained and used as a slave. What her masters don't know is that Judy is more than just a beautiful chattel. She has the power to obliterate Gor and all that is related to it. Determine ...more
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Published June 30th 2007 by (first published 1977)
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mark monday
repressed hot chick magically transported to a faraway world learns the joys of sexual slavery. rape, rape, and some more rape. plus some really weird and disturbing games for the younger lads featuring their new slave as both the object of the game and the reward - after a long, hard day they deserve it!

it's all very straight-faced and sincere. slavery eventually turns out to be a very freeing concept for the "decadent" earthwoman - she learns to love it, naturally. as long as it is in service
Johnny Hazelnut
Is the 11th in John Norman's (real name John Frederick Lange) series of science-fiction-cum-BDSM novels known as The Chronicles of Gor.

Now. I should explain that, for reasons best known to myself, I have actually read the first 14 Gorean novels in their entirety. To be fair, the early ones aren't all that dreadful. The first one, Tarnsman of Gor, published 1967, is engagingly stony. How else can you describe a novel where the protagonist, an English Literature lecturer turned bare-chested Boris
Peter Meredith
Jun 27, 2012 Peter Meredith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars primarily to piss people off. Why cuz it's fun. I think everyone should try it and give all my books five stars and see how mad I get.;)
Really only two types of people should like this book as much as I do: teenage boys and everyone who like Fifty Shades.
There is an interesting concept to this. The slave women are the actual free ones--in a sexual sense. The free women of Gor have to cover themselves in burka-like outfits. Nor are they allowed to express their sexuality in any way, not e
dmitri lessy
Sep 24, 2007 dmitri lessy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
when i first read it, i thought this book was kinda stupid.

but i judged too soon.

this book, for the lack of a better word to describe pieces of over-repeated one-dimentional philosophical view of existence based on the primal joy of sex... is actually just 1 book of about 26...or is it 28, i lost count, not that i give a damn... 20-something book series called Counter Earth. i think sometimes they spell it Counter Urth... that is so unimaginative, it's almost sad.

i think, of course, it might be
Dec 03, 2012 Shanon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are of the feminist ilk and/or looking for misogyny you will definitely find it here, Gor is a world where the men are manly warrior types providing for the weaker, incredibly feminine females of the world. It is a primitive world full of dangers, dangerous creatures, and only the strong (or those protected by the strong) can survive.

A bit of background from the series. Gor is counter-earth, a world which the primary narrative character of the series believes was originally populated by
A friend of mine in eighth grade was very much into the Gor series. I read this one on her advice, and I'm fairly certain it's the single-handed cause of my current feminist activism.

I'd completely forgotten about Gor, actually, until I read an article about the series recently. I had no idea it has the following that it does, even though I'm apparently the first person to review the book on GoodReads.
Christian West
Oct 24, 2014 Christian West rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Thornton, English major and poetess, is kidnapped and taken to Gor, a hidden planet on the opposite side of the sun from Earth. Once there she is made a slave and raped over and over and over. After about page four, Judy (the English major and poetess) realises that all women should be subservient to men because that is their place. Then some more rape. Then some concerns about how she is enjoying herself. More rape. Then a random story about beading a necklace coded with a useless secret m ...more
Apr 19, 2011 Darth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gor
Dont let the 4 star fool you, this book has problems.

I hesitate to guess, no wait, that isnt true, I love speculating about the how and why...

My guess is that EVEN for the time these were published (1966-1976) the author / publusher took heat for the rape and masochistic themes in the preceeding 10 volumes of this series. Though not really graphic, it would go along the lines of, "And they proceeded to rape her." or "She was a well used slave that night" it had been largely male point of view, i
Michael Labonte
Aug 18, 2014 Michael Labonte rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well I enjoyed the story part of the book a little. While at the same time the philosophical parts I learned to just skip. I did not need the read and re-read repeatedly the "women are only happy as slaves" parts of the book. All the while I got the feeling that the author believed that if he kept repeating it he could convince me. Sorry it didn't work. This being the 11th book in the series was the toughest one for me to finish. I hope the basic theme returns to Sci-Fi Fantasy for the 12th book ...more
Zoran Krušvar
I have this book on my PC and to be honest, it's not much of a read. BUT it's a great file to e-mail to my feminist friends when I want to tease them :-)) I gave the book an extra star for that :-))

I don't think that whole BDSM thing would be a problem today, since "50 Shades of Gray" made it practically mainstream, but the idea of general male superiority over females might be a bit controversial :-)))

And yes, the book is badly written. But you don't really expect much from a soft-porn, right?
J.L. Day
Apr 12, 2015 J.L. Day rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read the entire series, there simply isn't anything else like it; they are decadent and addictive, completely and wholly something everyone should have on their MUST READ list.

Edgar Rice Burroughs BARSOOM series would be a faint comparison, I suppose; but Norman carries his characters to a depth of depravity that is reminiscent of a D/s or BDSM fetish fanatics dream. At the same time, they are not written in a way as to be entirely sexual, he merely casts about components and subtle subt
Chanel J
Whilst atrociously written and centered on the abuse and slavery of the female main character, I found this to be (oddly enough) the loveliest romance story I've ever laid eyes on.
I probably wouldn't read it again simply because of the writing style, but I love the story.
Ward Bond
Nov 01, 2014 Ward Bond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Taken as a possession, Judy Thornton, an Earth resident, is found meandering in the wilderness of the Earthlike planet of Gor. In keeping with the uncivilized culture of the Goreans, she is trained and used as a slave. What her masters don't know is that Judy is more than just a beautiful chattel. She has the power to obliterate Gor and all that is related to it. Determined to seize control of her, Priest Kings and Kur-Monster enter combat, neglecting the fact that the fate of Gor rests in the

Jul 17, 2014 Azikiwe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you're a fan of slavery(predominantly sexual slavery) and rape, though if one literally begs to be raped is it rape or some sort of sex game, any way this is the book for you. That's if you can handle it constantly repeating itself constantly repeating itself over and over again saying the same damn thing kind of like I'm doing now repeating myself.
Timothy Boyd
Ever read the old John Carter of Mars books? Well here is the more adult version of a man transported to a more savage world. Great adventure reads, but not for the faint at heart. Very adult material dealing with sex. Recommended
Jan 18, 2014 AmbushPredator rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel where Tarl Cabot only takes a minor walk on, walk off (with new slave girl) role, this one follows the adventures of one Judy Thornton, educated woman and Gorean slave girl. It's not bad. It's very formulaic, but then, by now, a lot of these novels are.

But the main storyline picks up again in the next novel, which sees Cabot pack his best fur loincloth for a sojourn in the frozen wastes with the Inuit.

Do they have naked slave girls? Does a sleen shit in the woods?
Sep 21, 2013 Ashen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of the Gor books. Slave Girl of Gor is one of my favourite by John Norman. Its graphic depiction of the realities of being taken out of your normal life on Earth, and being dumped, a beautiful, vulnerable woman, on an alien planet where everything you ever knew about your sexual needs and wants, and your entire attitude towards men, is challenged and changed forever, is actually a wake-up call to the majority of women on Earth today, and how their sexual mores can be adapted and modif ...more
I remember liking the Gor series well enough in junior high and high school when I read them but I don't think I would enjoy them as much 25+ years later so I will recuse myself from rating any in the series.
Jan 12, 2014 Briana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There aren't very many words that can describe this novel other than distasteful and that it was obviously written by a man who really has no idea how the female mind words. I admire his creativity, his writing style, and the balls it took for the time period he chose to write this in but nothing would have me read any of his other work nor would i recommend this novel. It was well written but just rather....lame.
Terry Schmidt
Good to heavy with the slave girl descriptions. Got tried of a girl is meant to be a slave and want to be a slave. Repeated time and time again through the book.
Oct 30, 2014 Michele rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't finish the book. When the main character constantly repeats "I, Judy Thornton, a poetess..." over and over, I lost interest. I get it. It's satire towards the first or second wave of feminism during the 1970's. The joke got lost after Judy Thornton repeated the college poetess part for the 1000th time. Alright, you wrote poetry Judy. We heard you. We all heard you. Now please shut the frack up! Thus, the repetition offended me more than the plot itself.

Haven't been reading all the Gor
Oct 22, 2015 Kimmarie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
want to re-read some of these
Sep 13, 2015 Aria marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I can't read the book
Christopher Walls
Sep 03, 2011 Christopher Walls rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I read this whole series in a marathon session, while stationed in England. The depth and volume of the stories is humbling for any writer and I consider this series very influential in my own approach to writing and world building in general; generic post for all the books in this series as I am finally getting around to recording my reading list in Goodreads.
Jul 18, 2008 Charles rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
To say I was dissapointed is an understatment. It's the exact same story he told in Captive of Gor, with a different Earth woman. I was really pissed off to see the series return to this.

There was ostensibly some reason why the focus was on the woman, but it seemed window dressing to me.

Dec 23, 2009 Keith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
This was a rewrite of book seven only with more beatings, torture, stuff. I am not sure why I read a couple of more books after this one. I am pretty sure I did not read book 10.
Courtney Sheets
Just couldn't finish it. Boring, trite, repetitive. This was obviously written by a man for men. The female character is almost comical in her thoughts and actions.
Deborah Addington
Yeah, the writing sucks, but hey. Slaves are hot.
Jack Teague
science fiction,gor
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John Norman, real name John Lange, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. His best known works, the Gor novels, span 31 books written 1967 to 2012, plus three installments of the Telnarian Histories, two other fiction works and a non-fiction paperback. Mr. Norman is marrie
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Other Books in the Series

Gor (1 - 10 of 33 books)
  • Tarnsman of Gor (Gor, #1)
  • Outlaw of Gor (Gor, #2)
  • Priest-Kings of Gor (Gor, #3)
  • Nomads of Gor (Gor, #4)
  • Assassin of Gor (Gor, #5)
  • Raiders of Gor (Gor, #6)
  • Captive of Gor (Gor, #7)
  • Hunters of Gor (Gor, #8)
  • Marauders of Gor (Gor, #9)
  • Tribesmen of Gor (Gor, #10)

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