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Time Slave

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  108 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Dr. Brenda Hamilton--a Ph.D. mathematician from Cal Tech--is beautiful, though she does not know her true beauty. She is a woman, though she does not know her true womanhood. Deep within herself she is sensual, though her senses have been dulled by this modern world.

Hamilton has come to Africa to work under the brilliant Danish scientist Herjellsen, a man who speaks of re
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Paperback, 380 pages
Published November 1st 1975 by DAW
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Matt Sears
Dec 15, 2010 Matt Sears rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi, pulp
From my blog pulpaweek.blogspot.com

DAW Books, copyright 1975. $1.50 cover price. 380 pages.

Oh man, where to start? This novel is even viler than Norman's Gor series, which is saying quite a bit. I think I will spare you most of my thoughts on this piece of shit and give you a synopsis.

Dr. Brenda Hamilton—mathematician, feminist, bombshell—accepts a job under false pretense from Herjellsen, an octogenarian who definitely fulfills the 'mad scientist' archetype. It isn't until Hamilton has been at
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Suanne
May 15, 2012 Suanne rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
The idea that women are only happy when dominated in repressive relationships with men is repugnant. A boring read.
J.L. Day
Apr 12, 2015 J.L. Day rated it it was amazing
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
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Gypsykat
Oct 23, 2013 Gypsykat rated it liked it
Very repetitive but i like the general concept.
Mike S
Mar 17, 2015 Mike S rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-sci-fi
The speculation and general story line is interesting, the author is intelligent, I doubt he's had a successful relationship with a female in his entire lifetime, he's a little jaded. But as a SF writer he's got talent.
Butterflykatana
Mar 29, 2015 Butterflykatana rated it really liked it
Interesting it took a bit to get going I thought about one chapter to long, setting things up but the over all story was good and introduced a few thoughts on caveman life I had not pondered before.
Jason Wendt
Nov 12, 2014 Jason Wendt rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fy
Awful, awful book
David Corbet
Jul 21, 2013 David Corbet rated it really liked it
Now this book was unexpected. The underlying philosophical principles and the sociological insights are very interesting. Although I may disagree with them and their application in this story line as being close to reality.
Charles
May 07, 2009 Charles rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Pretty weak. Some modern humans go back in time to early Cro-Magnon days and find that, guess what, women are slaves and men are masters. Big surprise there.
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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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