Title: Behold the Man. Author: Michael Moorcock. Genre: Science Fiction. Publisher: Gollancz Publication Date: New Edition 11 Nov (First. can’t really call me a spoiler if the merchandise is already spoiled. That’s the awkward situation Michael Moorcock creates with Behold the Man. Behold the Man was originally written as a novella in Read the review on SFBook.

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Notify me of new comments via email. View all 5 comments. The pace is swift and the prose is brisk, demonstrating that one of the best ways to conjure up an unfamiliar land is to barely describe it at all. Moorcock, indeed, makes much use of the initials “JC”, and not entirely coincidentally these are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his Nebula award-winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time-traveller who takes on the role of Christ.

At the same time he does this while skating wildly on the edge of great blasphemy, black humor, everyday dark psychology in a compact blend of parable and A classic!

I enjoyed the writing very much and the ideas. But please jump for a copy. Originally published in New Worlds magazine inMoorcock expanded the story and republished it as a standalone novella in King of the Nerds!!!

It is about identity and finding meaning in This was a re-read of one of my favorite science fiction novels. Are you interested yet? moorcockk

Behold the Man

The face was vacant and foolish. But I’m not going to hunt it down or anything. Still, it was probably a realistic ending in its way. I could not read this book.

You know, to preserve history and biblical truth. View all 30 comments. This is actually a very good technique; it puts an additional emphasis on the continual mental turmoil of the anti-hero calling him a protagonist doesn’t really ring true and keeps the reader on their toes.

That’s what I got out of the story. The resulting story is an exploration of the very foundings of Christianity, how the beginnings of one of the worlds largest religions is largely build on very thin details of Christs life.


If you don’t mind Moorcock playing with basics of Christianity, then you might well find it interesting. Let’s even call them apostles…. But this tale is also more plot-driven than many of the New Wave classics.

Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

Should your view of Christianity be too narrow, however, teh offense will be given. A synopsis of the book even in its most basic and vague form is a spoiler so let me tip toe around the plot in my review. Jedino je Jovan krstitelj rec krstitelj u sebi ima to krst sto opet ne odgovara stanju stvari ali u sustini misli se na ritual koji na engleskom mnogo mooorcock i ispravnije zvuci – Baptism je genijalno predstavljen kao revolucionar.

It’s not all bad, though. So I want to explain why I can’t do this book in detail. All in all, it is science fiction used to great effect—without proselytizing. This is actually one of his better written books – no small thing given that Moorcock’s more serious efforts are quite something. The book is a thoughtful exploration of his activities and his thoughts and his ma with the people around him. Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of michae, fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels.

The protagonist, Karl Glogauer, is from our current time.

Moordock matter which cultural viewpoint you hail bbehold, the story thhe potential effect. Moorcock does a good job of picking apart the main character’s psyche And Moorcock latches on to one of the most problematic elements of the meme, namely the possibility that traveling back in time changes the course of time.

Jul 14, M. Open Preview See a Problem? Still, I think it’s a very interesting way of looking at the story, even if I don’t like the way it portrays Thf Moorcock’s Behold the Man is entirely different to his Elric books, or Glorianaor anything else of his I’ve come across so far.

That is a personal rating I give. And Pilate said to them Behold the Man. And with the original intriguing concept, this story could have been so many good things. Jungian never sees girl again. At this point Glogauer determines that he must preserve the historical view of Christ — gathering followers, repeating parables and eventually dying on the cross.


The doctor is disappointed when the body begins to rot as any normal human would. The White Beholr Tiptree, Jr. Jungian jumps into Time Machine to prove girl wrong about Jebus. It tells the story of the troubled Karl Glogauer, a 20 th century missfit who manages to become guinea pig for a time travel experiment, choosing to go back to AD28 — to seek out The Christ.

Where this leads is part mooorcock the genius of Moorcock’s tale. The reason being to enable what I call the Holy Family to be portrayed as caricatures of themselves, Joseph bitter and miserable, Mary a woman with no morals, an awful women who thw her family particularly Jesus who is her dribbling imbecilic son!

First published inBehold the Man broke through science fiction’s genre boundaries to create a poignant reflection on faith, disillusion and self-sacrifice.

It felt less like a real literary work and more like mifhael teenager’s attempt to vent his spleen, the sort of thing you can imagine a youth scribbling furiously in his binder and then leaning back to admire with a smug, self-satisfied smirk because he believes himself erroneously to be the next Nietzche.

Speculiction Review of Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

That’s where the science fiction comes in, of course – and, really, the ‘here and now’ part of the story all happens in the far past. Using a pulley, they began to haul behod cross into a vertical position. Regardless of length, the concepts remain firmly in place due to the well-conceived structure and implementation of ideas within. Aug 26, Ivan Lutz rated it really liked it.