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January 20th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Hi, I'm looking for a book. Ok, so I stole this book from my brother's "stash" in the early '90s to read when he wasn't at home. It was part of a group of books I wasn't allowed to read because they were too racy. I may never have finished it, but I remember the beginning vividly. This woman lives in a penthouse or high-rise apartment in a big city like New York. She undresses to go to sleep (satin sheets, sleeps naked) and then wakes up in the middle of the night. She feels strange and goes to the bathroom for a drink of water or something. While there she notices a strange, really beautiful spiral-like brand on the outside of one of her thighs. Oh, yeah, and it slightly stings, but nothing like it should if it were done in some tattoo parlor in our world. She's so disoriented that it takes her some time to realize that she never had that done to her! Either she passes out or goes back to sleep and wakes when she is being kidnapped by aliens. Then I can't remember what happened, but essentially she gets sold to some back-ass planet as a slave. And I remember she is put on an auction block, and she's naked (remember, no clothes when she slept) and eventually gets sold and there is some sort of strange sexual tension with either the man who bought her or someone else who lives with her in her new home, which might? be on a caravan? The cover was very cheesy, with a barely dressed woman and/or man standing in a desert-like atmosphere and looking all heroic or whatnot. Since I read it in 1993, I'd say it was written in the late 80s early 90s. Thanks in advance!

January 20th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Just a guess; Philip Jose Farmer did a series of fairly well-known 'racy' SF novels in the 70s or 80s. I've not read any but it could be worth checking his bibliograhy.

January 20th, 2008, 08:02 AM
That sounds like the "Gor" books by John Norman.
Hilariously campy and bad scifi in a world where practically all women are sex-slaves.
Still popular in certain groups today where people practice the "gor" lifestyle.

January 20th, 2008, 09:10 AM
SFF's most villified book series - the Gor novels.
It sounds like a book I haven't read, but jokingly mentioned in another thread - Slave Girl of Gor.Synopsis is given in one of the reviews:


Let's check out what Wikipedia has to say about these books:



I do have one of these somewhere up in the attic, (which I bought as a kid! -I think it's Captive of Gor) although I never got around to reading it. Later on I found it that, whether or not it started out like that they guy is essentially writing B&D soft porn. So I had a dirty book in my grasp,when it would have been appreciated most , and didn't even know it. :rolleyes:
B&D-S&M are not my bag, by any stretch of the imagination, but it might be interesting to fish that book out of the attic for a hoot. I might not get very far though -this actually does sound like somewhat offensive stuff. To me, anyway.

January 20th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Gor books are very popular in Germany.

January 20th, 2008, 11:07 PM
I might not get very far though -this actually does sound like somewhat offensive stuff. To me, anyway.
YOU HAVEN'T EVEN READ IT. You dare offer an opinion?! I hearby censure you.

January 20th, 2008, 11:18 PM
YOU HAVEN'T EVEN READ IT. You dare offer an opinion?! I hearby censure you.

LOL. Touche :D

It's likely this will turn out to be more of what offends than TFW, but who knows, I'll take a look and report back.

Read any yourself? What's the word?

January 20th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Naw, I'm just goofin' on you. I'm glad you took it like I meant it - trying to make a small point, but not too seriously.

The last sexy fantasy/sci-fi novels I can remember reading are Piers Anthony and Alan Dean Foster. I have great memories of those books from my early teens, but like everyone else on this thread I wonder how I would feel about them now.

January 20th, 2008, 11:32 PM
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January 21st, 2008, 12:50 AM
Well, I was only in 5th grade when I read it, and I'm a girl, so if I actually was intrigued by the story then it couldn't have been too coarse. Like, the female character had spunk, if I recall, and it was mostly from her point of view, and maybe the male protagonist was some kind of flawed hero? I know, it all sounds so typical. For god's sake, I could be talking about Kate and Jack on Lost!

And so, taking that memory, I looked into the Gor books, and voila! It WAS Captive of Gor! However, I must not have read very far into the book, because NOTHING but the beginning of the story sounded familiar once I started reading the synopses online. Well, all for the best, I suppose, as I wouldn't necessarily call this a classic...and my young mind was probably the better for never have finished it.

Yeah, nothing like Lost.