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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Written on 10th February by Ant. Annie Bellet Author, Gamer, Nerd. It was later expanded into a very slim novel in — although at pages it could still be considered novella length. Let’s even call them apostles….

Behold the Man

This michqel begins with Karl’s arrival in the Holy Land of AD 28, where his time machine, a womb-like, fluid-filled sphere, cracks open a Behold the Man originally appeared as a novella in a issue of New Worlds; later, Moorcock produced an expanded version which is the one I read.

Micchael je moje vidjenje knjige, mozda neko pronadje neku drugu istinu u njoj, mada sumnjam. I read this novella years ago, in a used paperback copy of a Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology. I once heard a non-Christian say that he would like to see Christians act behoold Christian.

Childhood’s End Clarke, Arthur C. The results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe!

Other books in the series. I’ve read the negative reviews of the book. 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.

Bibliography of Michael Moorcock. And a remedial class on holy scripture. It’s an easy read, actually: Were the great individualists the products of their friends who wanted a great individualist as a friend? It’s not all bad, though. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The title derives from the Gospel of John, Chapter 19, Verse 5: For anyone who has grown up in or around some form of Christianity, or at least read and pondered on the subject of Christ, it is perhaps inevitable to wonder whether the man actually existed, or, if we in the modern era are moorcpck the receivers of a myth tweaked and twisted, forged and reforged through time.


Email required Address never made public. I have not read the expanded version, but I can moodcock the plot, particularly the transitive elements occurring later, receive a greater degree of detail, thus rendering the overall pacing more smooth. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

It is a personal piece that the reader must experience themselves to make sense of, and, if desired, reflect upon.

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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Apr 19, A. While most people know Michael Moorcock from the Elric stories, for my money, the best Moorcock stories are the ones only tangently related to the Eternal champion saga.

The face was vacant and foolish. The doctor is disappointed when the body begins to rot as any normal human would.

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Herkesin kaderi mi bu? Science-fiction writers are notorious for having great ideas and then blowing the execution the Trout Complex, a You know those science-fiction novels where they go back in time, and discover they’ve become some well-known historical character? Moorcock the book will be found offensive, painful, and even blasphemous by some.

Aug 26, Ivan Lutz rated it really liked it. Good use of SF to explore issues of faith, religion and personal discovery. At the same time he does this while skating wildly on the edge of great blasphemy, black beholld, everyday dark psychology in a compact blend of parable and A classic!

Second, it is a fair psychological study, not only of the ostensible protagonist, a maan modern, but also on who he becomes, namely, Jesus, the Anointed. Should your view of Christianity be too narrow, however, inevitably offense will be mihael. It had a pronounced hunched back and a cast in its left eye.


Presented with the opportunity to go back in time, he decides to go to the time of Jesus. All these Christ- like characters in Moorcock’s oeuvre seem variations on a theme: His questions of faith surrounding his father’s run-of-the-mill Christianity and his mother’s suppressed Judaism lead him to a bizarre obsession with the idea of the messiah.

Still, I think it’s a very interesting way of looking at the story, even if I don’t like the way it portrays Christi Moorcock’s Behold the Man is entirely different to his Elric books, or Glorianaor anything else of his I’ve come across so far. But please jump for a copy. Moorcock’s Behold the Man is entirely different to his Elric books, or Glorianaor anything else of his I’ve come across so far.

Behold the Man was originally written as a novella in and won the Nebula award for best novella. And Pilate said to them Behold the Man. 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.

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In a way, it suggests the power of the Christian message: In an obscure sci-fi mag in the mids, however, Moorcock was somewhat ensconced. The time travel aspect isn’t very prominent, and I don’t think it was really written as science fiction — speculative fiction, yes, but I wouldn’t call it sci-fi. Schwab “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Really, it toys with ideas of identity, predestination, time loops, etc. Quite likely in the challenge offered to religious ideas was far more radical, original, and shocking than in