Explorers of Gor follows the continuing adventure of the formidable Tarnsman, Tarl Cabot. It is the 13th book in the erotic science fiction series by John Norman, called Gor.
Explorers of Gor was first published in 1979. It was published by DAW Books. Its 22 editions comprised of paperback, kindle, and e-books are all available to be ordered and purchased online.
The story of Explorers of Gor revolves around a very crucial mission that could potentially make or break Tarl’s reputation. The reign and power of the invincible Priest-Kings are at risk unless Tarl successfully reclaims a particular shield ring that’s said to possess immense potent power and energy. To do this, Tarl must travel deep into the unexplored forests and unfamiliar terrains of Counter-Earth, and face numerous strong enemies in the form of murderous men and formidable beasts.
Awards & Reviews
The 13th book of the Gor series earned good but not stellar reviews. With an average rating of 3.4 stars out of 5, readers voiced mixed reactions on the latest addition to the Counter-Earth universe. Tarl’s enemies are becoming more and more cunning and powerful, yet it appears he gets to also encounter almost a similar pattern of enemies on the side. Norman’s old habit of exhaustively reiterating the sexual and bondage-inspired concept of his erotic novel noticeably resurfaced as well, much to the disappointment of critics and fans. Regardless, the book sold well enough for him to continue writing.
Related Practices and Fetishes
Female bondage is a BDSM practice which is carried out by binding submissive female partners or players during a scene or play. The book series relies heavily on themes of bondage, sexual slavery, and S&M dynamics on Gor.