A brilliant collection by SF master Terry Bisson
Bears Discover Fire is the first short-story collection by the most acclaimed science fiction writer of the decade, the author of such brilliant novels as Talking Man and Voyage to the Red Planet. It brings together nineteen of Terry Bisson's finest works for the first time in one volume, among them the darkly comic title story, which garnered some of the field's highest honors, including the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Awards.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Maybe different story selection. It's a good broad swath of Bison but that means some stories will resonate with the reader more than others
Any additional comments?
Bison tends to write normal people in weird circumstances. I tend to enjoy the one's where the focus is more on the weird circumstance than ones where the focus is on the everyday life. Bison's stories also never give you the big reveal. The why or what. Things happen; normal people react. We never really learn why or what.