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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Furthermore, at the end of the story, Frost and Beta are essentially the new Adam and Eve. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I think this brewth speaks to a line between brain functions – knowledge o This is a wonderful story on a theme that Zelazny returns to often – precisely what is it that a makes a man a man? So far this is the best short story by him I have read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Additionally, echoes of the first three chapters of trary Book of Genesis appear. 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.

It will make you think!

Harper Maddox rated it really liked it Nov 12, Jan 03, Megan rated it liked it. Are there any checks to watch out for ‘soft sciences gone too far’? Man is always looking for a way to bend the rules so that they can do whatever they want while still having the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are abiding by the rules.


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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Faustian deal is struck: As with much of Zelazny’s stories there is a touch of spirituality in them.

I’ve seen it listed as both. Oct 18, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story contains allusions to the Book of Joband the Book of Genesis. And what started all these? Strife Riding Fenrir Jan 31, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I will put it here, for I don’t think it constitue a spoiler: Zelazny creates a beautiful story in a way that a q line can grip you with such intense emotion.

It is simple yet effective. This story is incredible, and I find myself unable to find the words for it. He felt heat, he felt cold; he felt heaviness and lightness. Thus, he has accomplished his goal. Certain joys and reactions cannot be formulated, and cannot ever be understood fully.

Aug 19, Jeff Duffield rated it it was amazing. Only machines remain, tasked with rebuilding the earth. Not bad for a quick afternoon read.

Roger Zelazny. For a Breath I Tarry

No trivia or quizzes yet. I could describe it, but this quote from the story will tell you everything you need to know about it. Frost wants to 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.


Aug 26, Daniel rated it it was amazing.

Parag Kapadia rated it really liked it Nov 29, Along the way, the story explores the differences between Man and Machine, the former experiencing the world qualitatively, while the latter do so quantitatively. The motifs are starting to recur, and of course I still don’t quite follow the idea that robots could become man mostly because I don’t believe in a consciousness that came from data transmissionbut, as zelazmy all science-fiction, this raised interesting ideas.

I would highly recommend this to anyone. Throughout the story, Frost is constantly finding ways to avoid or bend the rules which Solcom, the leader, had in place. The ending is zelazzny satisfactory, with the lines from what I discovered to be a poem by A. This novella is set on Earth after rogef last Man has died.

This weakened the central question of the story. Refresh and try again. For ten thousand years Frost sat at the North Zelszny of the Earth, aware of every snowflake that fell.

A Man could make tools which would tell Him these things, but He still would not know measurement as you know it.

It sure is better than A Rose This is a beautiful short story, set many many years after the last human.