WorldCat Identities

Norman, John 1931-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 481 publications in 4 languages and 7,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3564.O6, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Norman
Captive of Gor by John Norman( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Earth, Elinor Brinton was accustomed to having it all: wealth, beauty, and a host of men wrapped around her little finger. But Elinor's spoiled existence is a thing of the past. She is now a pleasure slave of Gora world whose society insists on her subservience to any man who calls her his own. And despite her headstrong past, Elinor finds herself succumbing with pleasureto her powerful Master
Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first twenty-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorean society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer ... but to what end?"--Page 4 of cover
Outlaw of Gor by John Norman( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarl Cabot, finds himself transported back to Counter-Earth to find that the people he loves are outcasts, and that he is now an outlaw
Priest-kings of Gor by John Norman( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his wife disappears, Tarl Cabot must enter the stronghold of the Priest-kings to save her
Nomads of Gor by John Norman( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarl Cabot comes back to counter-earth to find everything he left behind has been destroyed and the people he loves are outcasts. Tarl discovers that he is now an outlaw. Then why did the Priest-Kings call him back?
Assassin of Gor by John Norman( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly assassin Kuurus is intent on a bloody mission of vengeance. His adventure takes him from the caste of the pleasure-slaves to the brutal arenas where humans participate in deadly hand-to-hand combat
Raiders of Gor by John Norman( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. Former Earthman Tarl Cabot finds himself in the most depraved city on Gor. Port Kar is a city of robbers, brigands, and men without allegiance to any cause or kingdom where the weak are quickly consumed by the strong. However, Tarl is able to flourish in the cutthroat environment of the city, for he is a powerful Tarnsman, used to having his way. He finds that there is much to learn in Port Kar, where the people are celebrated for their skill of training their voluptuous slaves into utter obedience. Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire
Marauders of Gor by John Norman( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. Former Earthman Tarl Cabot is now a powerful Tarnsman of the brutal and caste-bound planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth. He embarks on an adventure in the dangerous and mysterious wilderness of Gor, pitting his warrior's skills against treacherous outlaws, bandits, and fighters. Three different women are working to bring change to Tarl's far-from-peaceful life on Gor: Talena, his onetime queen and first love; Elizabeth, his brave fighting partner; and the Amazonian Verna, chief of the fierce and wild panther women. As Tarl journeys through the wilderness, the fates of these three remarkable women will finally be decided.Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire
Hunters of Gor by John Norman( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarl Cabot, ex-earthman and present Tarnsman, is a fierce warrior on planet Gor. He must fight outlaws and bandits while also dealing with three women, Talena, Elizabeth, and Verna, who desperately try to help Tarl escape from the brutal life he lives. All three care about Tarl and have their fates sealed by his actions
Tribesmen of Gor by John Norman( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarl Cabot must prove his final loyalty to the harsh and caste-bound planet known as Counter-Earth. 'Surrender Gor,' reads a message sent from the Others, a mysterious people from the worlds of steel. Either the proud rulers of Gor must submit or be destroyed. Now Tarl is leaving the decadent city of Port Kar to wander in the wilds of Gor, taking up the sword to defend his rulers and enemies, the Priest-Kings. For he knows that the fate of his home planet, Earth, is inextricably tied to the fate of Gor
Beasts of Gor by John Norman( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. The fight for survival on the primitive, Earth-like world Gor continues with a ferocity that matches the rest of the series. On Gor, there are three different kinds of beings that are labeled beasts: the Kurii, a monster alien race that is preparing to invade Gor from space; Gorean warriors, who fight with viciousness almost primitive in its bloodlust; and then there are the slave girls of Gor, lowly beasts for men to treat as they see fit, be it as objects of labor or desire. Now all three come together as the Kurii fight to take over Gor with its first beachhead on the planet's polar ice cap. As all three kinds of beasts struggle together, an incredible adventure is told, one that begins in lands of burning heat and ends up in the bitter cold of the polar north among the savage red hunters of the polar ice pack. Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire
Explorers of Gor by John Norman( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the glorious panorama of Earth's planetary twin, barbaric Gor, is present in John Norman's latest novel. When the shield ring of the much feared Kurii falls into the possession of a mysterious black explorer, it becomes vital to the Priest-Kings that Tarl Cabot himself regain that ancient product of an alien science. His quest brings him to the unmapped interior of the great equatorial rain-forests and into new dangers without parallel. Here are jungle kingdoms and tropical trade cities, fierce beasts and fiercer men. And at the heart of this full-bodied Gorean novel is a lost city--and a linage of the loveliest enemy agents ever lured from the cities of far-off Terra."--Back cover
Guardsman of Gor by John Norman( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. Thrust into a life full of woeful twists and turns, Jason Marshall has contended with the prehistoric customs and immeasurable power of the Goreans. His struggles on Gor, a planet resembling Earth, included escaping imprisonment, enslavement, and redeeming lost land. Jason has fought to regain control of his life. Having ascended to a position of power in the Gorean army, Jason must prevail in a battle that seems destined to destroy Gor. Jason has a lot riding on his success as a war leader: prestige, wealth, and an Earth girl of goddess-like beauty. Will Jason be able to win the war and avoid a fate worse than death? Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire
Fighting slave of Gor by John Norman( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotionally lost, Jason Marshall finds himself thrust into a lengthy struggle to save his beloved from slavery on an Earth-like world called Gor. Kidnapped and helpless, Jason begins a life on Gor as a slave and becomes a prominent warrior. He must battle his way to freedom, if only to liberate his love from the clutches of the alien slave emporium. Will Jason overcome the numerous obstacles he encounters? Will he ever reunite with the girl he loves? Can he survive the trials and tribulations he must endure on Gor?
Kajira of Gor by John Norman( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kajira means slave-girl in Gorean. But when Tiffany Collins was kidnapped from Earth and brought to that orbital counter-world, she found herself on the throne of a mighty city as its "queen". Power seemingly was hers, and she did not realize that her true role was that of a slave puppet of a conniving woman agent of the monstrous Kurii. But a chained slave she was destined to be, and in the course of the complex, visible and invisible, struggles between the warriors and cities, between Kurii and Priest-Kings, she would play a pivotal role."--Back cover
Rogue of Gor by John Norman( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jason Marshall learned the meaning of manhood and the power of women, both dominant and submissive, when he was kidnapped from Earth to the Counter-Earth called Gor. Winning his freedom, Jason set out single-handed to win his own place on that gloriously barbaric world on the other side of the sun. His intent was to find the girl who had been enslaved with him. But that quest thrust him smack in the middle of the war that raged between Imperial Ar and the Salerian Confederation-and the secret schemes of the pirate armada that sought control of the mighty trading artery of the fighting cities."--Back cover
Blood brothers of Gor by John Norman( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarl Cabot, seeking the monsters from the Steel Worlds, found himself among the cruel savages who ruled the vast Barrens. Though himself enslaved, he stood with his comrades and Masters against a coming onslaught. For the Kur had united the enemies of the tribe that held Cabot, and death and destruction were unleashed. Out of the plains came riding hordes of feud-driven braves, from the skies came a host of maddened tarn-riders, and even among the slave girls held by the blood brothers there was devilish treason."--Back cover
Mercenaries of Gor by John Norman( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. On Gor, there are numerous mercenary companies--some larger, some smaller--whose services may be purchased or bid upon for given periods of time. The allegiance of these companies is to their pay and their captains. The forces of Cos and Tyros, powerful maritime ubarates, and their allies have now beached upon the mainland and are utilizing the city of Torcodino as a repository for supplies, in preparation to march on a nigh-undefended and unprepared Ar. Should Ar fall, the disinterested tolerances and neutralities, and even the balance of power long sustained between Ar and the great maritime ubarates--things that made the existence of the independent companies possible--will vanish, a development threatening the very existence of the independent companies. But when Cabot arrives in Ar, it is a city rife with doubt, dissension, and treason
Players of Gor by John Norman( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the holiday revels of Port Kar, an attempt is made on the life of Tarl Cabot. And Tarl discovers that the Priest-Kings have turned against him! To clear himself of their charge of treason, he must follow the assassin's trail. The way to achieve that was to join, in disguise, a troupe of traveling Players, a sort of Gorean carnival, which world give him entry to enemy cities and hostile territories. But life in such a carnival is always a risk in itself. There are monsters in form and monsters in mind among them--and there may be spies of the alien Kurs and the Priest-Kings."--Back cover
Savages of Gor by John Norman( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kur came to Port Kar! Two of the terrible space beasts came to make Tarl Cabot an offer. They, a death-squad, sought the Kur commander, the great Half-Ear, whom Tarl had once battled in the Far North. But Tarl refused their offer, for Half-Ear was more valuable to the Priest-Kings alive than to the Kur dead. And now he knew it was imperative for him to save that monster from the doom that would fast overtake him. This meant venturing the forbidden Barrens of Gor-a vast land of plains and prairies whose cruel Masters were tribes of savage red riders and where civilized men were always prey and their women mere trophies of the hunt!"--Back cover
 
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Tarnsman of Gor
Alternative Names

controlled identityLange, John, 1931-

Lange, John 1931-

Lange, John Frederick 1931-

Languages
English (234)

Spanish (19)

French (12)

Russian (2)

Covers
Tarnsman of GorOutlaw of GorPriest-kings of GorNomads of GorAssassin of GorRaiders of GorMarauders of GorHunters of Gor