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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Chakraborty by Christian A. Still, since the whole thing is just a setup, it isn’t really satisfying. It was Sunday night and we had been to visit Mother at the Home. There have always been bears in the mountains of Virginia, but not here in western Kentucky, not for almost a hundred years. But how do the bears bisson fires? They all live in western Kentucky. The tone is elegiac throughout. It seemed a petty thing to do. At first I thought it was the moon, but it was the high beams shining like moonlight into the treetops, allowing Wallace Jr.

It soothes them down. Dark humour but very pleasant short read. Open Preview See a Problem?


I stirred the ashes and found enough coals to start a new flame, so I banked them back the way they had been left. Sep 02, Netanella rated it liked it Fure Next review in this series: 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.

The narrator, referred to by his nephew Wallace Jr.

We were in my car. I was on the road.

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories by Terry Bisson

I put the jack and the lug wrench and the flat into the trunk. Books by Terry Bisson. I sat around with them a while but it seemed to make them nervous, so I went home. 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. The light went off again before I had the wheel off the ground. His website gives a good feel for the man.

Actually, it was filmed several timesbut that’s the best of them.

While driving h Review just for the title story first posted on Fantasy Literature. Like making sorghum, fixing tires by hand is a dying art.

Sometimes his stories feel like nothing happened in them, but there’s also something interesting in that too. I really only read the book for the short story in the title, which was a clever idea that had much more potential. The fire was going and it was the same bunch of bears, as far as I could tell. The Shadow Knows One of the longest stories in the collection, dsicover first contact science fiction story is about the only one not written tongue in cheek.


The narrator’s brother chides him for wasting time on fixing old tyres rather than using the new radials.

Guys from the future, retrieving art that otherwise would be lost. My heart literally missed a beat when I called in and got the message, but only a beat. He had gone in with a video camera, but his shots were just blurry figures sitting around a fire.

“Bears Discover Fire” by Terry Bisson

Hopefully someday someone will find a higher-resolution version than this one. In a clearing under a big hollow beech, where the fire had discver, we found nothing but ashes.

We found a path in the center and followed it down across a slow, short stream that flowed out of one grate and into another. The Aetherian Revolution Series: December by Carrie Vaughn Interview: