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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Oct 20, Ghia M rated it really liked it. For example, the title story is just what it sounds likewhat would play out if duscover discovered fire. After the supper dishes were done I took the boy out behind the house and down to our fence. Play in new window Download. Holding her hand, I felt it grow colder and colder in mine.
It soothes them down. And then the bears show up, holding torches aloft while Bobby finishes fixing the tire as fast as humanly possible. Briefly, the story is about aliens investigating these strange creatures that call themselves “human”, but they’re pretty disgusted by what they discover.
After we put her in, I put my arms around the boy. That was a sure sign she was planning to stay away. 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. The light went out. The nephew, Wallace Jr, is “old enough to want to help and not old enough yet to think he knows it all.
But whereas we were meant to look at Aesop’s animals and laugh at their failings while realising that we share them, Bisson’s bears are in fact on a spiritual plane which may or may not be higher than ours, but is certainly better. I was in Franklin, and it took me less than an hour to get to the Home on I I really dislike his story “macs”even though I completely agree with the political point of the story.
Terrj tasted one of the newberries and spit it out. Though they were gathered together, their spirits still seemed solitary, as if each bear was sitting along in front of its own fire. Innovative and experimental, but not in a way I found at all appealing. I told the boy to wait by the phone in case the Sheriff called, but when I looked back, halfway across the field, there he was behind me.
As the eldest of our family, I hung onto the old home place near Smiths Grove. I put the jack and the lug wrench and the flat into the trunk. Some are just plain crazy failed experiments, but discovdr few are gems. He was carrying his. I notice that I am not alone here. Beggars in Spainby Nancy Kress. The spare looked bearx little soft.
In a clearing under a big tsrry beech, where the fire had been, we found nothing but ashes. May 22, Adam Zbiejczuk rated it really liked it.
Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories by Terry Bisson
In the title story “Bears Discover Fire” nothing happens expect bears discovering fire and beginning to live in the medians of freeways. The mother, on the other hand, is long prepared for her own death, and the narrator is gradually coming to terms with it. The bears are individuals: Then, I looked out the back door, and saw the firelight twinkling through the trees across disdover northbound lane of I, and realized I just might know where to find her.
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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?
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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. They did okay at tending it, though. I most definitely read this one wrong. Since it bieson a left rear tire, I pulled over to the left, onto the median grass.
View all 4 comments. Maybe they were watching from the newberry bushes as Wallace Jr. Not that I cared.
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I spun the lugs off into the hubcap and pulled the wheel. Two state troopers were right behind him. 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 little seven-minute jewel that adds to the bizarreness of yerry story. I realize how backward that sounds, but there it is. The last one was killed when Mother was a girl.