It started in the 60's and I think a couple have been written in the 2000's. The author was Blacklisted in the late 70's early 80's due to feminists. They felt treating women as slaves wasn't a good thing. Sharon Green came out with her strong female heroes and subpar male supporting casts [which was ok by the feminist]. If you can find a copy of the first book it's pretty good. The author tends to get side tracked and spends a lot of time on small details. For example why a coin has a certain size, weight, design to it. The books also launched a S/M bondage style called Gorean. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.