John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of
the Gorean Saga, the longest-running series of adventure novels in
science fiction history. 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. Norman has also produced a
separate science fiction series, the Telnarian Histories, plus two
other fiction works (Ghost Dance and Time Slave), a
nonfiction paperback (Imaginative Sex), and a collection of
thirty short stories, entitled Norman Invasions. The
Totems of Abydos was published in spring 2012.
All of Norman's work is available both in print and as ebooks. The Internet has proven to be a fertile ground for the imagination of Norman's ever-growing fan base, and at Gor Chronicles (www.gorchronicles.com), a website specially created for his tremendous fan following, one may read everything there is to know about this unique fictional culture.
Norman is married and has three children.