Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

Terry Bisson

Orb Books



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256 Pages



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Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories brings together nineteen of Terry Bisson's finest tales, including the darkly comic title story, which garnered the field's finest honors, including the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Poll Awards, as well as a nomination for the World Fantasy Award.


Praise for Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

"Highly recommended . . . Brilliantly original . . . Every story showcases Bisson's keen intelligence and distinctive gift for deliciously wry prose."—Booklist
"Bisson's prose is a wonder of seemingly effortless control and precision; he is one of science fiction's most promising short story practioners."—Publisher's Weekly
"His quick jabs to the funny bone and the intellect often are more powerful than many a lesser artist's attempt at a knockout punch."—San Diego Union-Tribune

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Terry Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author, born on February 12, 1942, in Owensboro, Kentucky. His many novels include Talking Man (1986), Fire on the Mountain (1988), Voyage to the Red Planet (1990), Pirates of the Universe (1996), and The Pickup Artist (2001). His 1990 short story “Bears Discover Fire” won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards, and his all-dialogue story “They're Made Out of Meat” is one of the most widely-reprinted SF stories of the last several decades. He has published several volumes of short fiction, including Bears Discover Fire
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