Roger Zelazny’s “For A Breath I Tarry” is probably my very favorite sci-fi story of all time–a novelette or long-short story about a distant. 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 what . Read For a Breath I Tarry for the first time as part of the new.

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What He would know of it, though, is a thing that you cannot know. Joined Nov 22, Messages Location My cats run my life: In the distant future humanity is no more and the only things that exist are Machines who continue to maintain the world. You can tell me its composition, dimensions, weight, temperature.

Through Rogers stories I developed an interest and started to read more. It zelazmy a brilliant thought experiment and experience.

Zelazny creates a beautiful story in a way that a simple line can grip you with such intense emotion. The robot-to-robot dialogue alone is priceless. Jack can finally see how E. I think it is worth investigating how far man has attempted xelazny assign knowledge based units to seemingly immeasurable things.

It explores the definition of humanity, the limits of A. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Aug 26, Daniel brath it it was amazing. Apr 14, Joshua rated it it was amazing. Joined Sep 6, Messages 1, And what started all these? It’s made me a better writer and influenced they way I look at the world.


Aug 15, Mionemrys rated it it was amazing. However, I disagree with the notion that Taryr was not human until he could feel emotion.

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 with all science-fiction, this raised interesting ideas. I believe that is what makes the difference between good writer and a great one. Goodreads helps you keep breatj of books you want to read.

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Sep 07, Dwayne Shugert rated it it was amazing. I picked this up because it was a Hugo candidate and because i liked the title. For ten thousand years Frost sat at the North Pole of the Earth, aware of every snowflake that fell.

The Machines revere Man as their creator and recognize that Man had abilities “beyond logic” that they could never possess, and so were superior beings. A Faustian deal is struck: The Nature of Art, and Life itself. My only criticism is that the personalities of the machines were at times just brezth – personalities. Return to Book Page.

From far, from eve and morning And yon twelve-winded sky, The stuff of life to knit me Blew hither: I can’t recommend this enough – it takes no time to read, but maybe forever to fully absorb. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Is it mere feeling, emotion, that makes a being I keep discovering more than Amber Paul Spence rated it liked it Jul 01, 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. Science fiction short stories short stories Short stories by Roger Zelazny Artificial intelligence in fiction Post-apocalyptic short fo.

Want to Read saving…. I don’t feel this is an exaggeration. He now indentifies with her, and therefore he feels for her. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Jul 10, Paul rated it it was amazing.

For a Breath I Tarry

This is one of the best short stories I’ve ever read. Housman ‘s collection A Shropshire Lad. This is a science fiction that manages to stand the test of time because it does not specify its place in time and is more bresth based than science based. At the South Pole, the Beta-Machine did the same for the southern hemisphere.

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