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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A wonderful examination of what it means to be human. He now indentifies with her, and therefore he feels for her. Best short story Sci fi, supercomputer ai, after apocalypse of humans, metaphor to the bible.

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

One Machine seeks to find out as much as possible ab Since Samuel R. It is simple yet effective. I think it is worth investigating how far man has attempted to assign knowledge based units to seemingly immeasurable things. I don’t feel this is an exaggeration.

For a Breath I tarry

To view it, click here. What’s new New posts Latest activity. I can’t recommend this enough – it takes no time to read, but rroger forever to fully absorb. It’s been 10, years since man has become extinct and Frost is a machine that controls the northern hemisphere of earth while Beta controls the southern hemisphere. The latter measures, the first feels… A computer is convinced that humanity can be learned through reading the entire Library of Man.


Recommended to me as one of the best short stories ever written There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I recommend it to all fans of the post-apocalyptic genre, fans of science fiction, fans of fantasy, fans of books, fans of breathing. Frost wants rooger know more about man since in the end that is who they continue to serve and eventually joins into a kind of Faustian bargain with Mordel another smaller machine who serves Divcon. There is no conversion factor for an emotion.

Speak now, and I will answer; How shall I help you, say; Ere tarey the wind’s twelve quarters I take my endless way. It’s been 10, years since man has become extinct and Frost is a machine that controls the northern hemisphere of earth while Beta controls the southern I just re-read this novelette for the umpteenth time. Apr 14, Joshua rated it it was amazing.

Books by Roger Zelazny. This story is incredible, and I find myself unable to find the words for it.

Feb 02, Jonathan rated it it was ok Shelves: Are there any checks to watch out for ‘soft sciences gone too far’? Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Now- for a breath I tarry Nor yet disperse apart – Take my hand quick and tell me, What have you in your heart. Could this be a case of cloning and then imparting a memory? I absolutely loved this novella novelette?


Other than that, it is an easy, thoughtful read. In this story, Zelazny tries to identify the very things that signify man. Refresh and try again. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to find out you don’t need hundreds of pages in order to write a great story. I will leave you to figure it out.

Their function is to constantly rebuild the earth. The theme of a sentient 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. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Delany’s epic and challenging Dhalgren destroyed my reading goal for the year, I’m catching up on some short stories and novellas to try to rober back on track.

This action illustrates something that is inherently human. It has aged extremely well. It will make you think!