BEARS DISCOVER FIRE by TERRY BISSON (). [VERSION (Aug 06 02). If you find and correct errors in the text, please update the version number by. Terry Bisson, Author Tor Books $ (p) ISBN Readers turn from “Bears Discover Fire,” a meditative tale that blends the. Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories [Terry Bisson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection .

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All my favourite stories lie in the first group, which includes bears carrying torches, lobster disclver truck drivers,and life after death researchers. I found it pleasant to sit and stare into the fire. In the title story “Bears Discover Fire” nothing happens expect bears discovering fire and beginning to live in the medians of freeways.

Other highlights include dialog-driven battles against ATMs and bureaucracy, the great psycho-sexual Necronauts to be filmed in 3-D by Brian Yuzna’s Komodo films out of Indonesia sometime soontime-traveling art-thieves, and, of course, the perennial short-fiction fave “They’re Made Out of Meat.

Books by Terry Bisson. This just involves opening a few cans, already selected and grouped together with a rubber band. No trivia or quizzes yet. Terry Bisson Terry Bisson is a science fiction writer who lives in California.

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Then, I looked out the back door, and saw the firelight twinkling through the trees across the northbound lane of I, and realized I just might know where to find her. Every once in a while, a smaller bear walked into the circle of firelight with an armload of wood and dropped it onto the pile. The second failed experiment. Just kind of bland.

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There was a flood of dim orange flickery light. I’m not a hunter myself. It was no different from visiting her at the Home, only more interesting, because of the bears.

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

We were in my car. We stood for a minute watching the cars and trucks pass. It’s no wonder that it won every award in sight. There have always been bears in Virginia.

I thought that was a pretty liberal view for a state commissioner. Send me an email or fill in this form.

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My brother is a Minister House of the Righteous Way, Reformed tergy he makes two-thirds of his living in real estate. Actually, the story itself wasn’t that light and in fact had a sad ending, but it involved bears with torches, and bears besrs around a bo This is the first of Terry Bisson that I’ve read.

The Shadow Knows One of the longest stories in the collection, this first contact science fiction story is about the only one not written tongue in cheek. Terry Ballantine Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his short stories, including “Bears Discover Fire”which which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, as well as They’re Made Out of Discovedwhich has been adapted for video often.

It seemed a petty thing to do. In northern Virginia, according to Good Morning America, the bears were keeping their fires going all day long.

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories by Terry Bisson

The big bear tended the fire, breaking up the dry branches by holding one end and stepping on them, like people do. But isn’t that how it is with everything? I like Rudnicki’s rich, deep, baritone, but it seemed somehow too somber for this tongue in cheek story. Even though we were only a hundred yards from the house, I had never been there, and neither had anyone else that I knew of.


Review just for the title story first posted on Fantasy Literature. In a scene that encapsulates their characters and values, Uncle Bobby teaches Wallace Jr.

But you could also say it is about the lead human character, his relationships with his brother and their ailing mother, and the insensitivity of the average man in the modern age.

Narration was well done. The light went out again, then came back better than ever as I was fitting the spare over the lugs. The mother, on the other hand, is long prepared for her own death, and the narrator is gradually coming to terms with it.

Little dramas were being played out as fiery chambers were created and then destroyed in a crashing of sparks.

At first I thought it was the moon, but it was the high beams shining like moonlight into the treetops, allowing Wallace Jr. Open Preview See a Problem? I spun the lugs off into the hubcap and pulled the wheel. We looked around the grounds, which is only a half-acre with no trees between the interstate and a soybean field.

Dark humour but very pleasant short read. Probably they look for water as well as wood. The most sensitive element in what is anyway quite a sensitive story is the portrayal of the narrator’s relationships with his mother and his nephew. They had quit hibernating, and were apparently planning to spend the winter in the medians of the interstates.