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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Books by Michael Moorcock. Behold the Man is hardly the only Moorcock book to set up this comparison. The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth since Behold the Man covers pretty much the same area except as speculative fiction. Dust-jacket from the first edition. Are you interested yet? Karl’s world takes a dramatic turn though when he finds himself at the forefront of the birth of Christianity – literally the time of the supposed saviour.

Behold the Man, a book by Michael Moorcock | Book review

Technology is not a prominent aspect. Having the time traveller in this story fuck an mihael Mary while her disabled son Jesus looks on is the kind of thing that only a moody fourteen year old could mistake for depth, especially if the text is peppered with quotes from Milton and the Bible and anguished “‘Why do I destroy everything I love? So I want to explain why I can’t do this book in detail. Nebula Award for Best Novella — Glogauer is not a religious micjael, instead he struggles to find existential meaning in Jung and balance that with the diverse faiths he was exposed to as a child.

The destruction however might be limited merely to our own galaxy. Since the Essenes witnessed his miraculous arrival in the time machine, John decides Karl must be a magusand asks him to help lead a revolt against the occupying Romans.

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Glogauer goes to A. Published March 22nd by The Overlook Press first published Surviving a tough “landing” which wrecks his only means of returning to his own time he is nursed back to health by John the Baptist and his “Essene” sect.


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Where do the stories come from? Tarl Kudrick on Diversity Shines with Nebula…. Herkesin kaderi mi bu? And Pilate said to them Behold the Man.

Before I read this I was told the actual plot line and concept of the book and it made me jump for a copy. This is a rather bleak read, but that’s what makes it so very delicious.

Speculiction Review of Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

By using this site, beho,d agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dec 29, Hamid Babayev rated it it was amazing. It’s been a while so I forgot a lot. Lists with This Book.

Some of the best ideas are those that cause contention and this book is no exception. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. When there’s no food, he shows the people how to pretend to eat to take their minds off their hunger; when he encounters illness caused by hysteriahe cures it.

At the same time he does this while skating wildly mann the edge of great blasphemy, black humor, everyday dark psychology in a compact blend of parable and classic sci-fi–though turning both on their head by placing the whole mix in a room full of mirrors via time travel.

Which yeah, this story does as well as omorcock we might care to dream up as far as explaining why Christianity really seems like it stole the clothes of a bunch of earlier Eastern mystery cults and whatnot. Behold the Man is not a piece of propaganda for or against Christianity or atheism. Moorcock does a good job of picking apart the main character’s psyche Here, Moorcock has done credible homework. No others were being crucified that day.

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.


Yet Jesus is just a simpleton. I have not read the expanded mqn, but I can imagine the plot, particularly the transitive elements occurring later, receive a greater degree of detail, thus rendering the overall pacing more smooth. This short novel is the best theological science fiction ever written.

I’m not sure if I would recommend this to anyone with deep religious feelings but, for anyone else, tje a must-read. But please jump for a copy.

Return to Book Page. He joins up with John the Baptist who celebrates his arrival. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Behold the Man is all about Karl Glogauer’s life-long search for God and Christ, and his sense of disconnection from the rest of the world.

I enjoyed the writing very much and the ideas. It is about identity and finding meaning in life, which may not always be a good thing. And a remedial class on holy scripture. The journey takes him to an ending he didn’t expect but that he accepts as necessary.

It goes without saying neither writer appropriated the revered book for commercial gain, rather ideological exposition. Isus je balavi maloumnik a njegovo mesto zauzima covek iz buducnosti koji ne zeli da dozvoli da mit o Isusu propadne, odnosno da se cin raspeca nikada ne dogodi i to sve zbog nekih njegovih ubedjenja proisteklih iz citanja Junga i iz nerazumevanje i klinca sa jednom zenom koja veoma zdravorazumski razmislja.

The book jumps back and forth between the present and the past, maybe more accurately, the future and the present