John Norman
John Norman is an American author of science fiction novels. He is best known for his Gor series and also wrote the Telnarian Histories trilogy. Norman is also a philosophy professor and has published several philosophy books under his real name of John Lange. Philosophy is also a major part of his fiction, as his novels often contain lengthy dissertations of philosophy, criticizing society. In his novels, only the strongest survive – the winner gains the territory, resources and the mates.

John Norman became a published novelist in 1966 with the novel Tarnsman of Gor. It began his Gor series, which includes the vast majority of his work. Below is a list of John Norman’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Gor Books


Tarnsman of Gor(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw of Gor(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Priest-Kings of Gor(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nomads of Gor(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assassin of Gor(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raiders of Gor(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captive of Gor(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunters of Gor(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marauders of Gor(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tribesmen of Gor(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slave Girl of Gor(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beasts of Gor(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Explorers of Gor(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fighting Slave of Gor(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogue of Gor(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guardsman of Gor(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savages of Gor(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Brothers of Gor(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kajira of Gor(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Players of Gor(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mercenaries of Gor(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancer of Gor(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Renegades of Gor(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vagabonds of Gor(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magicians of Gor(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witness of Gor(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prize of Gor(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kur of Gor(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swordsmen of Gor(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mariners of Gor(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conspirators of Gor(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smugglers of Gor(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rebels of Gor(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Telnarian Histories Books


The Chieftain(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Captain(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Usurper(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Ghost Dance(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Slave(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Totems of Abydos(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Norman Invasions(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Cognitivity Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Claims of Philosophy(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imaginative Sex(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Philosophy of Historiography(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Philosophy and the Challenge of the Future(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The non-fiction books The Cognitivity Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Claims of Philosophy, The Philosophy of Historiography and Philosophy and the Challenge of the Future were written under his real name of John Lange.

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John Norman Synopsis: Norman Invasions is the first (and thus far, only) short story collection by John Norman, creator of Gor. The collection contains Gorean-themed stories that includes female slavery and submission. As you can expect in a work of John Norman, philosophical monologues, abstract dialogues and various ruminations are all present. The stories range from sci-fi to horror to mainstream.

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