Ah, not having read most of the middle chapters yet (dial-up), I didn't immediately connect the guy in the trash heap to "True Human."
Yep, if he's just pumping in Author Appeal
to his series without thinking through how it connects to the theme and action, and how it would affect the previously established characters, the result is going to look "weird" and turn off a lot of readers. Yes, Gor is popular with the people who like that sort of thing, But if you started reading a different space adventure series and it suddenly turned into Gor, most of you would be puzzled, and not a few turned off. And it's not like he's an author with a large enough following to get away with it (unlike say Laurell K. Hamilton.)
His editor needs to have a "Come to Jesus meeting(1)" with the author of "True Human" ASAP, or the fellow's going to be stuck with selling slave fetish doujinshi at Comiket to earn eating money.
(1) Not necessarily religious, it means a meeting where you have to tell someone it's not working out, and they'll have to make a major change in behavior or be cut loose. For example, a lawyer telling the client they have no viable case, and they'll need to settle or find a new attorney. "Repent!"