1981, When Norman Forrester of the Defence Ministry's experimental institute effects a successful fertilisation of a female gorilla a with human semen, the infant that is born, Gordon, known as Gor, is his son in two senses. But Gor's parentage remains a secret. In Forester's Britain he has no legal existence as an individual because his existence has never been divulged to the government data bank. In two sense Gor is 'non-person'.

Operated on so that he is capable of speech, Gor grows through boyhood and adolescence into a strong, intelligent youth. when he discovers his true identity, he is desolated by his outcast destiny, but ultimately finds a home amongst some of the exiles from a computer-dominated class-oriented society.

Maureen Duffs's novel offers both an enthralling, fast-moving narrative and a vivid parable of the individual's struggle to win acceptance from his fellows and to overcome the forces that seek to destroy human individuality in any age.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gor Saga
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-670-34655-1 / 978-0-670-34655-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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November 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gor Saga
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-413-49190-0 / 978-0-413-49190-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gor Saga: First Born
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-413-19760-3 / 978-0-413-19760-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gor saga
Author(s): Maureen Duffy
ISBN: 0-413-51720-9 / 978-0-413-51720-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen
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