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Дата рождения: 3 June 1931
Место рождения: Chicago, Illinois
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Dr. John Frederick Lange, Jr.  who writes under the name John Norman, is the author of the Gor series of fantasy novels, and a professor of philosophy.
 
John Lange was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John Frederick Lange and Almyra D. Lange (née Taylor).
 
He began his academic career in the early 1950s, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1953, and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1957. While at USC he married Bernice L. Green on January 14, 1956. The couple have three children: John, David, and Jennifer.
 
Lange earned his PhD in 1963 from Princeton University. His dissertation was named: "In defence of ethical naturalism: an examination of certain aspects of naturalistic fallacy, with particular attention to the logic of an open question argument". Lange summed it up in an interview by saying "if one cannot make sense of morality within some sort of satisfying, natural context, then one is likely to end up with no morality, which is less than societally reassuring, or is likely to end up with a competitive plethora of moralities in which ninety-nine percent of the world's population is convinced that the other ninety-nine percent is unclean, stupid, uninformed, vicious, depraved, in need of coercive correction, and such. That too, seems less than reassuring."
 
As of 2012, he is a professor at Queens College of the City University of New York.
 
Norman's fiction attained popularity in the 1970s and early 1980s with an estimated 6 to 12 million copies sold.
 
John Norman's Gorean Saga, also known by several other names, is a long-running series of adventure science fantasy novels, starting in December 1966 with Tarnsman of Gor. The series was put on hold after its twenty-fifth installment, Magicians of Gor, in 1988, when DAW refused to publish its successor, Witness of Gor. After several unsuccessful attempts to find a trade publishing outlet, the series was brought back into print in 2001 with the publication of Witness of Gor. Norman has also produced a separate science fiction series, the Telnarian Histories, plus three other fiction works, five nonfiction works, and a collection of thirty short stories.
 
Norman has said that the three major influences on his work are Homer, Freud, and Nietzsche.
 
According to Norman, his Gor books are science fiction or adventure fantasy works which are also "intellectual, philosophical, and psychological novels". His fiction depicts fantastic worlds where male-dominated bondage relationships are natural and widely practicized and respected culturally, whereas characteristics of modern society are criticized and philosophical themes are explored, specially from a Nietzschean view.
 
Although the bondage in his Imaginative Sex guide is directed to sexual practices, the bondage and slavery presented on "Gor" follows along the lines of societal or legal slavery; a common way of life as reflected in ancient Rome and other societies. While the philosophy presented is unquestionably that of male dominance, male characters are themselves often enslaved by powerful females. In an interview[1] with Polygraff magazine, Norman stated that he believes that it is obvious that all societies are based on dominance and hierarchy.
 
His non-fiction works cover philosophy, ethics and historiography.
 
A fandom based on his Gor novels, known as the Gorean subculture, has developed and assembled on the Internet and in real life, without Lange's participation or cooperation. Scholars have discussed the way that Gorean subculture groups on mediums such as Second Life and Internet Relay Chat have influenced the development of online role-playing and even the MMORPG genre.
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0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 125 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0022 EN 1985

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 119 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0013 EN 1979

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 93 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0014 EN 1980

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 75 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0016 EN 1981

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0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 98 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0019 EN 1983

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 132 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0025 EN 1987

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 78 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0009 EN 1975

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Альтернативная история 99 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0021 EN 1985

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 88 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0004 EN 1969

10 (1) 0 2 декабря 2010 Альтернативная история 51 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0002 EN 1967

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Альтернативная история 104 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0020 EN 1984

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 31 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0003 EN 1968

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Альтернативная история 77 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0006 EN 1971

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 105 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0023 EN 1986

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 69 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0015 EN 1981

0 (0) 0 25 октября 2010 Фэнтези 84 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0017 EN 1982

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 127 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0011 EN 1977

10 (1) 0 5 июня 2009 Фэнтези 45 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0001 EN 1967

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 97 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0010 EN 1976

0 (0) 0 25 октября 2010 Фэнтези 119 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0024 EN 1987

0 (0) 0 2 декабря 2010 Фэнтези 189 Chronicles of Counter-Earth #0026 EN