Publication: For a Breath I Tarry Publication Record # ; Author: Roger Zelazny; Date: ; ISBN: []; Publisher. This is a wonderful story on a theme that Zelazny returns to often – precisely . Through Rogers stories I developed an interest and started to read more. Read For a Breath I Tarry for the first time as part of the new Collected. Roger Zelazny. For a Breath I Tarry They called him Frost. Of all things created of Solcom, Frost was the finest, the mightiest, the most difficult to understand.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Jan 13, Ryan Case rated it it was amazing. Aug 20, Profound Alchemy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This novella is set on Earth after the last Man has died. Aug 26, Daniel rated it it was amazing. His creations remain in the form of Artificial Inteligence automatons. So, he searches for human remains, books, artifacts, art, places of beauty, and tries to comprehend, and in many ways, become human.

I would highly recomme I absolutely loved this novella novelette? Look at this reference for the poem, search for ‘tarry’, and compare the lines to the end of the story. This is a wonderful story on a theme that Zelazny returns to often – precisely what is it that a makes a man a man? Joined Feb 20, Messages 2, Location Maryland.


Email required Address never made public. He knew hatred and love, pride and despair. The novelette has appeared in collections of Zelazny’s works [2] and in anthologies.

Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Lightwho reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet.

Joined May 24, Messages Furthermore, at the end of the story, Frost and Beta are essentially the new Adam and Eve. Is new human Frost a continuation of the old robotic Frost? Zelazny creates a beautiful story in a way that a simple line can grip you with such intense emotion.

Strife Riding Fenrir Zellazny 31, Oct 18, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: I absolutely loved this novella novelette?

It will make you think! Works based on Faust. And what can you take away and the person still be human?

Snorri Member Jan 27, Driving the plot and setting its tone are allusions to other literature, most specifically the first chapter of the Book of Jobboth in situation and language, as verses are both quoted directly and paraphrased.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jonathan Penaflor rated it it was amazing Mar 02, This story is incredible, and I find myself unable to find the words for it. Is it mere feeling, emotion, that makes a being I will leave you to figure it out. Anna Sikorska rated it it was ok Aug 22, Delany’s epic and challenging Dhalgren destroyed my reading goal for the year, I’m catching up on some short breatb and novellas to try breah get back on track. zlazny


For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny

The latter measures, the first feels… A computer is convinced that humanity can be learned through reading the entire Library of Man. Parag Kapadia rated it really liked it Nov breeath, Want to Read saving…. Finally, Frost and Mordel enter into a Faustian bargain, with, however, better results than in the original.

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Joined Nov 22, Messages Location My cats run my life: At one time all of the machines reported to Solcon a machine that orbits the earth but during a brief respite or malfunction, Divcon has been created and lives in the bowels of the earth and sends his own machines out to circumvent Solcon’s orders until the machines in the southern hemisphere are controlled by Divcon. I believe that is what makes the difference between good writer and a great one.

So far this is the best short story by him I have read. However, the way this is written makes it completely new since man isn’t involved roegr the process of robots trying to uncover the intricacies of the human condition.

In CoLaD, at certain times in his existence, the Steel General is entirely artificial, except for a ring of his original flesh – yet he is still a human being. zellazny

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