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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Just a bit too arbitrary. George In firee a new father is encouraged by a doctor and a minister to have his baby boy’s wings surgically removed. I had been meaning to drop them at the dump. The brother himself is introduced to us as a preacher, but it turns out he makes two-thirds of his living in real estate.

Almost every story I had read by this point I have not liked with the exception of “Press Ann,” which I thought was pretty good and most of the stories Discoverr have found to be irritating.

It’s a gentle tale of how a This set of short stories makes me wonder if the author was working on a Philip K.

Sometimes death will do that, especially at dawn, with the police around and the grass wet, even when it comes as a friend. If you like the beaars, or magic realism, or whatever you like to call it, you’ll like these. I would have to keep paying for her care until she was officially listed as Missing, which would be Monday.


Oct 12, Ray Daley rated it liked it. This was a total random gem of a find. Since it was a left rear tire, I pulled over to the left, onto the median bearz.

The Story — Bears Discover Fire

Later, after Wallace left, she told me about her dream. He was wearing a white shirt, and I realized it was Sunday morning.

Guys from the future, retrieving art that otherwise would be lost. The theory in the Courier-Journal was that they were following down from the forests of Michigan and Canada, but one old man from Allen County interviewed on nationwide TV said that there had always been a few bears left back in the hills, and they had come out to join the others now that they had discovered fire.

Mother patted a spot right next to her on the log and I sat down.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this book it was a “pull randomly off the library shelf” number. Innovative and experimental, but not in a way I found at all appealing.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

It went back on but it was weak. Then through the trees I saw their fire. My favorites included the short, short alien-encounter piece, “They’re Made Out of Meat,” and the titular work “Bears Discover Fire,” a slow moving piece about the nature of man contrasted against beast. Sep 02, Netanella rated it liked it Shelves: Every Fall as the leaves change, she gets restless, maybe the word discovet hopeful, again.


The hubcap came around and we all took some newberries. It was also nominated for a Nebula award. Briefly, the story is about aliens investigating these strange creatures that call themselves “human”, but they’re pretty disgusted by what they discover. I put the jack and the lug wrench and the flat into the trunk.

They have their own procedures. 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.

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 this. From the house at night, sometimes the traffic sounds like a waterfall.

Bears Discover Fire

The only trick to mounting a tire by hand, once you have beaten or pried it onto ibsson rim, is setting the bead. The way my Caddy stumbled to a stop, I figured the tire was ruined. Crossing the shoulder, I got my pants cuffs wet on the long grass, already wet with dew. May 22, Adam Zbiejczuk rated it really liked it.