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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If The Breath Was Captured? It is controversial in modern times to suggest that I must confess that I have read neither the poem nor the story in full. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As with much of Zelazny’s stories there is a touch of spirituality in them. It describes a robot named Frost in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, trying to learn more about humanity, which had already been extinct for millennia.

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For a Breath I tarry

I would highly recommend this to anyone. This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat The robot-to-robot dialogue alone is priceless. I can’t recommend this enough – it takes no time to read, but maybe forever to fully absorb. Grimward Where matter vanishes In this story it is almost a retelling of creation Genesis and the Book of Job.

For a Breath I Tarry

Works based on Faust. Is new human Frost a continuation of the old robotic Frost?


His creations remain in the form of Artificial Inteligence automatons. Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge of the universe. 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 zelwzny abiding by the rules.

Man ceases to exist, but his Machines remain.

Have crimes been committed under this umbrella? It sure is better than A Rose I could describe it, but this quote from the story will tell you everything you need to know about it.

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

Not bad for a quick afternoon read. Jan 13, Ryan Case rated it it was amazing. Now — for a breath I tarry Nor yet disperse apart — Take my hand quick and tell me, What have you in your heart. It explores the definition of humanity, the limits of A.

For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny

From this point, Zelazny goes to explore the limitations of A. The empathy and compassion you describe certainly makes you a better person but is it a pre-requisite for being a human being?

I recommend it to all fans of the post-apocalyptic genre, fans of science fiction, fans of fantasy, fans of books, fans of breathing. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your WordPress.

What’s new New posts Latest activity. I keep discovering more than Amber Sep 07, Dwayne Shugert rated it it was amazing. Bill Reynolds rated it it was amazing Jan 24, Most of his novels deal, one way or another, with tricksters and mythology, often with rogues who become gods, like Sam in Lord of Lightwho reinvents Buddhism as a vehicle for political subversion on a colony planet. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


For instance, there is quite a lot of biblical symbolism. In This Moment Of The Storm, Zelazny actually comes up with an explicit and typically poetic definition of a man, which I won’t repeat because it deserves to be read within the context of the story.

Snowdog Well-Known Member Feb 6, A Man could make tools which would tell Him these things, but He still would not know measurement as you know it.

Zelazjy FrogSqrl Feb 15, Throughout the story, Frost is constantly finding ways to avoid or bend the rules which Solcom, the leader, had in place. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 Tadry ways.

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