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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Now- for a breath I tarry Nor yet disperse apart – Take my hand quick and tell me, What have you in your heart. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I’m not sure if I have read a short story that is as powerful as this one was. Could this be a case of cloning and then imparting a memory? Along the way, the story explores the differences between Man and Machine, the former experiencing the world qualitativelywhile the latter do so quantitatively. Speak now, and I will answer; How shall I help you, say; Ere to the wind’s twelve quarters I take my endless way.

Aug 26, Daniel rated it it was amazing. I must confess that I have read neither the poem nor the story in full. It has aged extremely well. Have crimes been committed under this umbrella? For ten thousand years Frost sat at the North Pole of the Earth, aware of every snowflake that fell.

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Thus, he has accomplished his goal. Well written and thought provoking, a journey into art, and beauty, and emotions and all that makes us human.

For a Breath I Tarry

A Man could make tools rbeath would tell Him these things, but He still would not know measurement as you know it. Then, Frost fulfills his quest of becoming a human, and Divcom loses out on his end of the bargain. View all 3 comments. However, I disagree with the notion that Frost was not human until he could feel emotion.

Science fiction short stories short stories Short stories by Roger Zelazny Artificial intelligence in fiction Post-apocalyptic short zeoazny. It explores the definition of humanity, the limits of A.

This obviously needs some examination, and I think anyone wishing to make a coherent conception of the human identity needs to a Not bad for a quick afternoon read.

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You cannot measure these things. Additionally, echoes of the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis appear. Black Beard rated it it was amazing Dec 03, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I picked this up because it was a Hugo candidate and because i liked the title. Speak now, and I will answer; How shall I help you, say; Ere to the wind’s twelve quarters I take my endless way.


Furthermore, at the end of the story, Frost and Beta are essentially the new Adam and Eve. This novella is set on Earth after the last Man has died.

Thank you for bgeath this. Short and to the point, this story is very good and has aged well, despite being nearly 47 years old.

Look at this reference for the poem, search for ‘tarry’, and compare the lines to the end of the story. I could describe it, but this quote from the story will tell you everything you need to know about it. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Enter into this tary a Machine, Frost, who wants to know everything about human beings. Aug 20, Profound Alchemy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 11, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eventually, Frost is able to collect living brewth and create an exact replica of a human being.