For a Breath I Tarry

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Zelazny, Roger. "For a Breath I Tarry." New Worlds March 1966; corrected version, Fantastic Sept. 1966. Coll. The Last Defender of Camelot. New York: Pocket, 1980. Frequently rpt., including in Survival Printout, and The Theme of the Machine—both cited above under Anthologies. See Contento, Index, for additional rpts.

On an Earth where only the machines remain and rule, a machine transforms itself into a man. Discussed in detail in three essays in TMG: see under Literary Criticism, R. Reilly, "How Machines Become Human," J. Sanders's "Tools/Mirrors," and C. Yoke's "What a Piece of Work . . . ."[[1]]