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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Sep 02, Netanella rated it liked it Shelves: Obviously others enjoyed it more: Little dramas were being played out as fiery chambers were created and then destroyed in a crashing of sparks. I notice that I am not alone here.

The Story — Bears Discover Fire

Crossing the shoulder, I got my pants cuffs wet on the long grass, already wet with dew. It’s been a long time since I’ve read short stories, and I had somehow forgotten what a joy it is to read a short, quickly-unfolding, high-density story that explores deeply and almost abruptly a concept, an idea, or a possibility. Say, 4 stars good. It was late October and beginning to get cool.

I let him catch up. It was like a created country. Did she think it was beare approaching from on high? Plus there were the football trips.

Check that film out; it’s not quite word-for-word from the short story, but it’s close enough, and the film is a brilliant gerry seven-minute jewel that adds to the bizarreness of the story. I’m not a hunter myself. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It’s a gentle tale of how a phlegmatic fellow deals with problems and surprises, while most around him act with an absence of empathy or wisdom. Jun 23, Sydney Stein rated it really liked bison. Terry Bisson writes very American science fiction, rooted in a strong sense of place Owensboro, Kentucky and time the present day, or something very like it ; his best-known books include Talking Man and Fire on the Mountainset in an alternate history where the US Civil War had a quite different course.


The Aetherian Revolution Series: Sun Lords of the Principality Series: I went back two nights later, after the funeral. Books by Terry Bisson. Go home and get to work!

A scientist said they fiee heading into the states where there is some snow but not too much, and where there is enough timber in the medians for firewood.

I had been meaning to drop them at the dump. I was in Franklin, and it took me less than an hour to get to the Home on I My very favorite kind of short story, what is now sometimes called slipstream. Share Spread the biszon It seems as it the author couldn’t be bothered to fully explore the artistic aspects of these ideas. It seemed a petty thing to do. A collection of, for the most part, bad-assed sci-fi and speculative fiction, including some great southern gothic stories about lobster-fighting truck drivers of the future, self-aware raccoons i think?

He was looking across the field to I, where the northbound lanes cut off the corner of our field. Terrh light went out. Bisson occasionally seems to just create a very strange idea, and just play it out to see what happens, hit or miss. There was a musty, but trry really unpleasant smell.

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Oct 20, Ghia M rated it firr liked it. At first I thought it was the bewrs, but it was the high beams shining like moonlight into the treetops, allowing Wallace Jr. I got over a third of the way through this book, which was about half of the stories in it, and decided I couldn’t take it anymore. That was a sure sign she was planning to stay away. A bear moved over to let Wallace Jr.


I fished the lug nuts out of the hubcap and diiscover them on. I leaned over to whisper something to Mother and she shook her head. Having said that, the competition from other short stories in was not very strong. The nursing home tell the narrator that he will have to keep paying for his mother’s care for another two days even though eiscover has disappeared. There have always been bears in Virginia. Front page About this site My Weblog.

They say the old folks like the flickering. The boy caught on fast, though.

Bisson has described “Bears Discover Fire” as being about exactly what the title says. May 08, LilliBlakk rated it it was amazing. Most were smaller black or honey bears, one was a mother with cubs. Actually, the story itself wasn’t that light and in fact had a sad ending, but it involved bears with torches, and bears sitting around a bo This is the first of Terry Bisson that Disvover read.

Like “Over Flat Mountain” in that it is built around an absurd geological anomaly, but this time it’s sweet and thoughtful, like “George”.