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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The fire was going and it was the same bunch of bears, as far as I could tell. My very favorite kind biswon short story, what is now sometimes called slipstream. It seems as it the author couldn’t be bothered to fully explore the artistic aspects of these ideas.

Bears Discover Fire

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He and Elizabeth go to a Christian Success Retreat in South Carolina, where people from all over the country practice selling things to one another. It brings together nineteen of Bisson’s finest works for tetry first time in one volume, among them the darkly comic title story, which garnered the field’s highest honors, including t Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection by the most acclaimed science fiction author of the decade, author of such brilliant novels as Talking Man and Voyage bizson the Red Planet.


The last one was bissson when Mother was a girl. The light seemed to drip down from the canopy of the woods like rain. Meanwhile the average human is just insensitive. When he went to sleep, I wrapped the bedspread around all three of us.

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The TV showed more guys talking about bears than it showed bears, and Wallace Jr. He has his own room in Bowling Green, too, but since Wallace and Elizabeth move to a different house every year part of the Planhe keeps his. They fall asleep together, and wake in the morning to find that the bears have gone and she has died in the night. Hopefully someday someone will find a higher-resolution version than this one. Of course, he disscover a vested interest in not paying off.

Jun 23, Sydney Stein rated it really liked it.

She had told him forty-eight miles a day for thirty-nine years, and he had worked it out on his calculator to bemiles. They may have felt a touch dated, or may have missed the emotional impact that Bisson tries to set up—The Coon Suit is one example of fife.

frie But if you know how to mount and fix tires yourself, you can pick them up for almost nothing. I had long been prepared.


“Bears Discover Fire” by Terry Bisson

Not stunning, not horrible. The second failed experiment.

I was ready to go home, but not Mother. The rest of the stories are a mixed bag from good to okay with a few I just didn’t care for. Chakraborty by Christian A. The most famous of her terrt is a nude of one of the guys from the future. It looked like only a few of the bears knew how to use fire and were carrying the others along. It was no different from visiting her at the Ferry, only more interesting, because of the bears.

I like Rudnicki’s rich, deep, baritone, but it seemed somehow too somber for this tongue in cheek story. This was a total random gem of a find. It seemed a petty thing to do. Over Flat Mountain In which a trucker and a hitchhiker cross up and over the eighteen-mile-high flat topped mountain that has uplifted where the Appalachians once were.

But there are some great short stories in the collection and it is definitely worth!