Roger Zelazny’s “For A Breath I Tarry” is probably my very favorite sci-fi story of all time–a novelette or long-short story about a distant. 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 what . Read For a Breath I Tarry for the first time as part of the new.

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Tarey only criticism is that the personalities of the machines were at times just that – personalities. It explores the definition of humanity, the limits of A. I have constructed analogues of the human sensory equipment, so that I may see and smell and taste and hear like a Man. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bigger doesn’t always mean better. The creatures of darkness and of twilight believe that they don’t have need a soul.

It is a brilliant thought experiment and experience.

Travis Jones, on “For a Breath I Tarry” (Roger Zelazny)

Email required Address never made public. Hugo Award Nominee for Novelette A Man could not look at it and do that.

The story contains allusions to the Book of Joband the Book of Genesis. You must log in or register to reply here. The Devil and Daniel Mouse Roger Zelazny made his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just how intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing.


One Machine seeks to find out as much as possible about Man, and eventually, to become one. He pulls much of his ideas from mythology and scriptures. One Machine seeks to find out as much as possible ab Since Samuel R. The fantasy sequence The Amber Chronicleswhich started with Nine Princes in Amberdeals with the ruling family of a Platonic realm at the metaphysical heart of things, who can slide, trickster-like through realities, and their wars with each other and the related ruling house of Chaos.

Solcon and Divcon work against one another although both have the same mission. Feb 02, Jonathan rated it it was ok Shelves: I keep discovering more than Amber Thank you for posting this. Brayan Jaimes rated it it was amazing Aug 08, The robot-to-robot dialogue alone is priceless. Certain joys and reactions cannot be formulated, and cannot ever be understood fully. Feb 24, William rated it liked it Shelves: Additionally, echoes of the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis appear.

I’m not sure if I have read a short story that is as powerful as this one was. I can’t recommend this enough – it takes no time to read, but maybe forever to fully absorb.


Publication: For a Breath I Tarry

Breathing is like, so last year. This is one of the best short stories I’ve ever read. He won the Nebula award three times out of 14 nominations and the Hugo award six times out of 14 nominations. Now, direct my attention to an object breaty objects of beauty. I could describe it, but this quote from the story will tell you everything you need to know about it.

Published July by Underwood Miller first published September Views Read Edit View history. Frost bets that he can become a man but if he fails he agrees to leave Solcon’s service and go to serve Divcon for eternity in the depths of the earth. It is simple yet effective.

Most notably the collection of stories called The Winds Twelve Quarters. Jack can finally see how E. And what can you take away and brezth person still be human? Aug 20, Profound Alchemy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would go so far as to say this is the best one.

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