Posted by Ibee M. on July 29, 2005 at 07:05 [184.108.40.206]
In Reply to: Re: Stories by Hal posted by DR on July 29, 2005 at 04:51
BDSM abduction fiction? There are no better examples than John Norman's "Gor" novels.
I would also add that perhaps the word "fiction" should be replaced with "non-fiction" as Norman has never claimed authorship-- rather, he's stated that the work comes to him through one Harrison Smith, yet another conduit. The real author is supposedly an individual who was been been missing since the early 1970's.
This "missing" individual, a formed teacher named Tarl Cabot, claims in his manuscripts that the events described therin are real.
In any event, the Hal stories have little to do with the world of Gor or BDSM. I have heard though that Hal himself is a fan of the Gor "novels".
Hal stories involve a women protaganist to be sure, and her "downfall" is usually non-consensual. They usually run along the line of "arrogant women gets her comeuppance".
With regards to BDSM, there is the argument that the supposed "victim" truly wants the experience at some level, the desire perhaps being subconscious.
In other BDSM situations, there is no ambiguity; involved parties enter in to their respective roles with full knowledge (but perhaps not without full understanding).