Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

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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 to the Red Planet. It brings together nineteen of Bisson’s finest works for the first time in one volume, among them the darkly comic title story, which garnered the field`s highest honors, including the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards.


“Bears Discover Fire” is a Hugo Award-winning short story by American science fiction author Terry Bisson. It concerns aging and evolution in the US South, the dream of wilderness, and community. The premise is that bears have discovered fire, and are having campfires on highway medians.

It was originally published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine v14 #8:144- (August 1990).

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Terry Bisson is the author of a number of popular novels: "Fire on the Mountain", "Wyrldmaker", the well-known "Talking Man" (this novel reached the final for the World Fantasy Award in 1986), "Voyage to the Red Planet", "Pirates of the Universe", "Pickup Artist" and collaboration with Walter M.

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"Saint Leibowitz and Wild Horse Woman", which was a sequel to Miller`s novel "A Canticle for Leibowitz". T.

Bisson is a frequent contributor to ScieFiction, Asimov`s Science Fiction, Omni, Playboy and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction; in 1991, his beautiful story "Bears Discover Fire" won the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon awards and the Asimov`s Reader Award - the only time one ever received all the famous awards at once. In 2000, Bisson won the Nebula Prize for his short story, Macs. His stories were published in separate collections: "Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories" and "In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories". His works were included in the anthology ...

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Terry Bisson is the author of a number of popular novels: "Fire on the Mountain", "Wyrldmaker", the well-known "Talking Man" (this novel reached the final for the World Fantasy Award in 1986), "Voyage to the Red Planet", "Pirates of the Universe", "Pickup Artist" and collaboration with Walter M. Miller, Jr. "Saint Leibowitz and Wild Horse Woman", which was a sequel to Miller`s novel "A Canticle for Leibowitz". T. Bisson is a frequent contributor to ScieFiction, Asimov`s Science Fiction, Omni, Playboy and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction; in 1991, his beautiful story "Bears Discover Fire" won the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon awards and the Asimov`s Reader Award - the only time one ever received all the famous awards at once. In 2000, Bisson won the Nebula Prize for his short story, Macs. His stories were published in separate collections: "Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories" and "In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories". His works were included in the anthology "The Year`s Best Science Fiction" for 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1996. Terry Bisson lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Official site http://terrybisson.com/