Who Was It Everybody
Behold the Man (Karl Glogauer, volume 1)
By Michael Moorcock
1969’s Behold the Man is an expanded version of Michael Moorcock’s 1966 novella of the same title. In novella form1, this black humor time-travel tale won a Nebula. At novel length, it did not — but then most novels don’t.
Karl Glogauer’s time machine arrives in a desolate region. The machine is wrecked on arrival, but Karl survives. His intention had been to search for the historical Jesus. Although it is not immediately clear if he has reached the correct time and place, he will ultimately survive beyond his wildest dreams.
But first! Backstory!