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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For a Breath I Tarry
I just read the story: It is one of my very favorite novelettes by one of my favorite authors. This action illustrates something that is inherently human. A strangely beautiful tale of the birth of humanity from and by a machine, For a Breath I Tarry asks all those thought provoking questions about what it is to be human, following the story of a lonely supercomputer on an empty planet Earth. I’ve seen it listed as both.
For a Breath I Tarry by Roger Zelazny
You must log in or register to reply here. Clive Sorry,my quoted lines are mixed up by our editor. Their function is to constantly rebuild the earth. So far this is the best short story by him I have read.
Travis Jones, on “For a Breath I Tarry” (Roger Zelazny)
Most of his novels dea Roger Zelazny zekazny his name with a group of novellas which demonstrated just zzelazny intense an emotional charge could be generated by the stock imagery of sf; the most famous of these is A Rose for Ecclesiastes in which a poet struggles to convince dying and sterile Martians that life is worth continuing. Snorri Member Jan 27, Was it not Frost’s curiosity- an undoubtedly human trait? Mar 02, Goran Lowie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Joined Feb 20, Messages 2, Location Maryland.
It was interesting, an interesting setting, but didn’t really justify or explain why advanced machines would think or act the way they did in this story, and the fact that its protagonist was a unique AI created during a solar flare with an implied extra ‘spark’ of something undefined is a pretty good summary of its limited scope.
The latter measures, the first feels… A computer is convinced that humanity can be learned through reading the entire Library of Taery.
Mar 11, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Solcom, the primary controller, symbolizes God, and Divcom, the tarrh controller who opposes Solcom, represents Satan. Short and to the point, this story is very good and has aged well, despite being nearly 47 years old.
Now- for a breath I tarry nor yet disperse apart -take my hand quick and tell me, what have you in your heart. My only criticism is that the personalities of the machines were at times just that – personalities. His papers are housed at the Albin O. Housman ‘s collection A Shropshire Lad. In the distant future humanity is no more and the only things that exist are Machines who continue to maintain the world. Return to Book Page. I could describe it, but this quote from the story will tell you everything you need to know about it.
Aug 26, Xelazny rated it it was amazing.
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In The Same Breath? Aug 19, Jeff Duffield rated it it was amazing. The ending is very satisfactory, with the lines from what I discovered to be I picked this up because it was a Hugo candidate and because i liked the title. Taking place long after the self-extinction of Man, it recounts the tale of Frost, a sentient machine ” Jiaxuan Tao rated it it was amazing Oct 16, 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.
For a Breath I Tarry. Enter into this landscape a Machine, Frost, who wants to know everything about human beings.
Harper Maddox rated it really liked it Nov 12, Jun 01, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Look at this reference for the poem, search for ‘tarry’, and compare the lines to the end of the story. One Machine seeks to find out as much as possible about Man, and eventually, to become one. Views Read Edit View history. Throughout the story, Frost is constantly finding ways to avoid or bend the rules which Solcom, the leader, had in place.
Along the way, the story explores the differences between Man and Machine, the former experiencing the world qualitatively, while the latter do so quantitatively.
Now — for a breath I tarry Nor yet disperse apart — Take my hand quick and tell me, What tafry you in your heart.
Thus, he has accomplished his goal. Grimward Where matter vanishes Now note how a lot of these lines are quoted by Frost in the story. On his journey, Frost rogdr several works of art, and reads all of the literature that remains to try breth pinpoint traits that make up man so he can create a formula to replicate them.
Frost, the main character of the story, embarks on a quest to become Man. This story is incredible, and I find myself unable to find the words for it.