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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Jan rkger, Ryan Case rated it it was amazing. I think this story speaks to a line between brain functions – knowledge and I would highly recommend this to anyone. This novella is set on Earth after the last Man has died. Have crimes been committed under this umbrella? This obviously needs some examination, and I think anyone wishing to make a coherent conception of the human identity needs to a Not bad for a quick afternoon read.

Finally, Frost and Mordel enter into a Faustian bargain, with, however, better results than in the original.


Delany’s epic and challenging Dhalgren destroyed zelazn reading goal for the year, I’m catching up on some short stories and novellas to try to get back on track. Jan 03, Megan rated it liked it. Now I hope someone out there how read the story or not? Path rated it liked it Jun 19, Love of the Damned Fausto 5. Brrath to Read saving….

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Roger Zelazny – For A Breath I Tarry ()

Along the way, the story explores the differences between Man breaty Machine, the former experiencing the world qualitativelywhile the latter do so quantitatively. The latter measures, the first feels… A computer is convinced that humanity can be learned through reading the entire Library of Man. In Jack of Shadowsthe headquarters of humanity are within the soul, which is seen as the harbour of sentiments, in the tradition of Macrobius the Latin Christian author who describes the soul in his comment’s on a famous dreamand of the Sufi and also paganism.

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For a Breath I Tarry

Snorri Member Jan 27, This story is incredible, and I find myself unable to find the words for it. Jun 01, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career. A Man could make tools which would tell Him these things, but He still would not know measurement as you know it.


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In this story it is almost a retelling of creation Genesis and the Book of Job. You are commenting using your Twitter account. An excellent little sci-fi novella. Furthermore, at the end zrlazny the story, Frost and Beta are essentially the new Adam and Eve. Only machines remain, tasked with rebuilding the earth.

Unlike with Frost, though, humanity is lost rather than gained. In my life I had never been exposed to very much poetry.

You can tell me its composition, dimensions, weight, temperature. This weakened the central question of the story.