Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories has ratings and 74 reviews. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ said: Review (just for the title story) first posted on Fanta. Bisson has described “Bears Discover Fire” as being about exactly what the title says. This is not true. The narrator, his brother and his nephew suffer a flat tyre. 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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Did she think it was angels approaching from on high?

It was Sunday night and we had been to visit Mother at the Home. The school bus let Wallace Jr. This just involves opening a few cans, already selected and grouped together ffire a rubber band. Then we climbed our fence and crossed the field to get a beas at the bears. The only trick to mounting a tire by hand, once you have beaten or pried it onto the rim, is setting the bead.

The Story — Bears Discover Fire

I enjoy reading short stories to find additional books to read by these authors. I realize how backward that sounds, but there it is. And how do they carry torches? I really only read the book for the short story in fife title, which was a clever idea that had much more potential. They have their own procedures.


“Bears Discover Fire” by Terry Bisson

And then the bears show up, holding torches aloft while Bobby finishes fixing the tire as fast as humanly possible. The nurses keep it on all the time.

While a decent tale, I was not as impressed by the Hugo Award winning title story and am not sure why it is so blsson regarded. Paperbackpages. The spare looked a little soft.

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

These stories by Terry Bisson put me in mind, just a little bit, of Neil Gaiman with a distinct Dickian twist. It took me a couple of bissoh of “Bears Discover Fire” to realise that the “torches” held by the bears at the end of the first section were not battery operated, and this despite the whacking great clue in the story’s title.

Oct 12, Ray Daley rated it liked it. Say, 4 stars good. Terry Ballantine Bisson is an American science fiction and fantasy author best known for his short stories, including “Bears Discover Fire”which which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, as well as They’re Made Out of Meatwhich has been adapted for video often.

There have always been bears in Virginia.

Then, I looked out the back door, and saw the firelight twinkling through the trees across the northbound lane of I, and realized I just might know where to find her. We stayed on the path.

It was only the high beams of some southbound truck, but she seemed mighty pleased. It starts off a lot like “Bears Discover Fire”, then goes… nowhere. It went back on.


It was about gone. Like making sorghum, fixing tires by hand is a dying art. He and Elizabeth go to a Christian Success Retreat in South Carolina, where people from all over the country practice selling things to one another.

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories by Terry Bisson

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. This is where I started to see the PDK similarity: It bsson as it the author couldn’t be bothered to fully explore the artistic aspects of these ideas.

The fire was mostly of sycamore and beech branches, the kind that puts out very little heat or light and lots of smoke.

That evening after supper I asked Wallace Jr. But you could also say it is about the lead human character, his relationships with his brother and their ailing mother, and the insensitivity of the average man in the modern age. I leaned over to whisper something to Mother and she shook her head. Recommended, if only for the best ones. Consider supporting us via one of the following methods: The hubcap came around and we all took some newberries.