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Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

By Michael Moorcock

Behold the guy (1969) is a technology fiction novel through Michael Moorcock. It initially seemed as a novella in a 1966 factor of recent Worlds; later, Moorcock produced an extended model which used to be first released in 1969 via Allison & Busby.[1]. The name derives from the Gospel of John, bankruptcy 19, Verse five: "Then Jesus got here out, donning the crown of thorns and the crimson gown. And Pilate acknowledged to them Behold the Man."

In the unconventional, Moorcock weaves an existentialist story approximately Karl Glogauer, a guy who travels from the yr 1970 in a time computing device to twenty-eight advert, the place he hopes to fulfill the old Jesus of Nazareth.

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Once in the laurel thickets, who would follow them? “Not the Virginny milisshy,” the soldier said, laughing. ” I will attempt 16 I Terry Bisson no more dialect. The railroad man seemed to take the soldier’s words for an insult and sulked and spat, wordless from there on. The sol­dier’s cut was not altogether true, anyway, I found out later: four of the “Virginias” had been killed in the fighting before falling back, all upon one another. I felt a deep, harmonious excitement stealing over me, though I did not at that time truly understand the events or what they meant.

Perhaps it was the shoes: they were no more colorful and the soles were still thick, but they had stretched a little up her ankles in a graceful curve. Grissom stepped on the gas pedal, easing the big machine up to one hundred, enjoying the smooth rumble of the hydrogen-fired internal-combustion eight. The inertials, 34 I Terry Bisson which ran on electric flywheel motors, made only a hum that barely changed in pitch or volume; with a top speed of ninety-five, they were steady, cheap, and safe.

Meanwhile the fire on the mountain burned and the black folks said nothing: little to the white folks and even less among ourselves. Later that week an ignorant “house nigger” named Jameson Jameson was found with his throat cut. The next week came Iron Bridge. HHH The Blue Ridge at Harper’s Ferry is low but steep, tangled with laurel and stones, and split as if by a bread knife at the Fire on the Mountain I 33 gap where the Shenandoah and the Potomac join together and slice through for the seaboard.

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