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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Jul 10, Paul rated it it was amazing. Notify me of new comments via email. I could describe it, but this quote from the story will tell you everything you need to know about it. Additionally, echoes of the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis appear. From this point, Zelazny goes to explore the limitations of A. Thank you for posting this.

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Now I hope someone out there how read the story or not? Solcon and Divcon work against one another although z have the same mission. What He would know of it, though, is a thing that you cannot know.

At the South Pole, the Beta-Machine did the same for the southern hemisphere. So far this is the best short story by him I have read.


Zelazny continued to write excellent short stories throughout his career. Forums New posts Search forums.

This is a wonderful story on a theme that Zelazny returns to often – precisely what is it that a makes a man a man? I must confess that I have read neither the poem nor the story in full. Just a moment while we sign you in rogeer your Goodreads account. You are commenting using your WordPress. It explores the definition of humanity, the limits of A.

For a Breath I Tarry

You can tell me its composition, dimensions, weight, temperature. Lists with S Book. It is a brilliant thought experiment and experience. This is a short story that tries to answer the question, what does it mean to be human.

Throughout the story, Frost is constantly finding ways to avoid or bend the rules which Solcom, the leader, had in place. This site uses cookies. To view it, click here.

Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge of the universe.

What’s new New posts Latest activity. Grimward Where matter vanishes And what started all these? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Works based on Faust.

One Machine seeks to find out as much as possible about Man, and eventually, to become one. My only criticism is that the personalities of the machines were at times just that – personalities.


I believe that is what makes the difference between good writer and a great one.

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It sure is better than A Rose The endings of the two stories are also quite similar. Speak now, and I will answer; How shall I help you, say; Ere to the wind’s twelve quarters I take my endless way.

Through Rogers stories I developed an interest and started to read more. On his journey, Frost encounters several works of art, and reads all of the literature that remains to try and pinpoint traits that make up man so he can create a formula to replicate them. This weakened the central question brath the story. Jiaxuan Tao rated it it was amazing Oct 16, The theme of a tor artefact trying to become a human being begins with the legend of Pygmalion and ranges from Collodi’s Pinocchio, Azimov’s robots and the Star Trek android Data,… Widely acclaimed, the novelette tackles the theme in Zelaznian ways.

Well written and thought provoking, a journey into art, and beauty, and emotions and all that makes us human. roher

They called her Beta. Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Want to Read saving….