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Old 08-08-2020, 06:38 PM   #4216
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I will say that I do like that torrid art work by Boris Vallejo on the covers of earlier ones.
Boris Vallejo art always strikes me as the cheesier version of Frank Frazetta.
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:43 PM   #4217
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The first 3 or 4 are not like the rest of the series.
Looking back at the Boris Vallejo covers, they do regularly show bound women. But then, the artwork being Boris, it didn't strike me as especially odd at the time. Distasteful, but I often found Boris to be distasteful.

Fantasy has come a long way since then.

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If you enjoy Burroughs-type fiction, then you might enjoy those first 3 or 4 in that series.
Yeah. Before I fell down a Gor rabbit hole a few years ago and learned the bad aspects, all I could remember was that I thought the idea of a planet that rotates exactly opposite of Earth was a neat idea.

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Yeah it is. Aren't there like fifty of these things? Wouldn't it make since to sell the introductory one cheap?
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Old 08-08-2020, 08:56 PM   #4218
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Here's the original cover for the first Gor book. My copy (not this one) is in almost perfect condition. I bought it in 1966 and loved it. But then, after that 4th book, I couldn't stand to read his current stuff. I found it boring, long-winded, and pointless, among other things.

(I was so hungry for Burroughs and Kline back then, that I even bought the unauthorized Barton Werper Tarzan books. I also enjoyed the Torlo Hannis books by Charles Nuetzel. One title by Nuetzel - Slavegirl of Noomis - was probably inspired by Norman's popularity at that time. Concerning Lin Carter: I have, even now, a soft spot for his pastiches and still read him.)
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:58 PM   #4219
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Here's a humorous page parodying a typical Gor book, called "Houseplants of Gor," as the 'YouTube People' say (you know who you are!), located right below here:


http://www.rdrop.com/~wyvern/data/houseplants.html
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:04 PM   #4220
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Here's a humorous page parodying a typical Gor book, called "Houseplants of Gor," as the 'YouTube People' say (you know who you are!), located right below here:


http://www.rdrop.com/~wyvern/data/houseplants.html
I have only one thing to say. A proofreader for the the love of whatever god (Allah to Zeus, your choice) you believe or don't believe in!
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I'll make it simple to understand:

Gor = Toilet + Vomit
E X C E P T . . . once you've vomited you can pull your head out of the toilet. GOR is a lot harder to get rid of
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