Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429956819
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Fiction

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.

In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429970839
Release Date: 2000-05-05
Genre: Fiction

In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories is the new collection of sixteen fantastic, ironic tales by Terry Bisson. Terry Bisson uses the fantastic genres as do Kurt Vonnegut or Harlan Ellison, and like them, he is one of the strikingly original voices in short fiction today, with an audience that transcends genre. "Particularly delightful," said The Christian Science Monitor of his first collection. Bisson writes entertaining and moving stories in a strong and unique voice. They are sharp, witty, subversive, and stylish. For instance: An Office Romance: a story of the private lives of icons on a computer desktop. First Fire: a scientist discovers a way to date burning flame's and tries it on one in an ancient temple, with astonishing results. Macs: clones of murderous criminals, with no human rights, are sent to be the property of their victims' families. From the author of "Bears Discover Fire," one of the most anthologized American short stories of the last decade, this is a collection of stories that originally appeared in sources as diverse as Asimov's SF, Playboy, Southern Exposure, and Crank! They are clever, slick, memorable, occasionally profound, and always surprising. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

TVA Baby

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604864052
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

Beginning with a harrowing high speed ride through the Upper South and ending in a desperate search through New Orleans graveyards for Darwin's doomsday machine, Terry Bisson's newest collection of short stories covers a wide range of topics. From droll faux-FAQ's written for the UK's Science Magazine via his most seductive Playboy fantasies to an eerie dreamlike evocation of the 9/11 that might have been, his eclectic collection is as diverse as it is entertaining.

A Study Guide for Terry Bisson s The Toxic Doughnut Bears Discover Fire

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410361042
Release Date:
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Terry Bisson's "Toxic Doughnut, The (Bears Discover Fire)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Cockroach Hat

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429926553
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Fiction

When Sam Gregory wakes up to find he has turned into a big cockroach, he is understandably dismayed. Luckily, the condition appears to be a little contagious. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Best of the Best

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429903851
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Fiction

For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies, The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, in which legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the very best short stories for this landmark collection. Some notable stories include: "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Coming of age is a difficult passage for any adolescent, but couple that with the potential to be either sex and you've got a dilemma of seismic proportion. Bringing readers back to the world of her classic and best known novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin creates a compelling and evocative story of transition. "The Winter Market" by William Gibson. Called the SF Timothy Leary of our times, Gibson returns to the subject that made him a cultural icon, cyberpunk. People who know what they want are often lauded and honored in this society. But when those people start using others to get it, beware! "Trinity" by Nancy Kress. People have searched for God since the dawn of time, but not until the new millennium did they think to find this celestial being through technology. Since soon after the series began, Kress has been an annual and esteemed contributor to The Year's Best Science Fiction. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Bigson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published.

On a Move

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
ISBN: UCSC:32106018609344
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Looks at the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was implicated in the slaying of a police officer in Philadelphia in 1981.

Fire on the Mountain

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862584
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Presenting an alternative version of African American history, this novel explores what might have happened if John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry had been successful. Chronicling life in a thriving black nation founded by Brown in the former southeastern United States, this dramatic story opens 100 years later, just as Nova Africa is poised to celebrate its first landing of a spacecraft on Mars. The prosperous black state will soon be tested when the granddaughter of John Brown returns from Africa to reunite with her daughter and share with her a secret that will alter their lives forever.

Catch Em in the Act

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429952828
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Genre: Fiction

Lou has a magic box. It makes people do things they normally wouldn't. And Lou likes to watch. Terry Bisson's 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 and Other Stories. His novels include Talking Man, Fire on the Mountain, Voyage to the Red Planet, Pirates of the Universe, and The Pickup Artist. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Left Left Behind

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862461
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Sardonic and merciless, this satire of the entire apocalyptic enterprise provides a humorous and timely interpretation of the bestselling Left Behind series—the adventures of those "left behind" to battle the Anti-Christ after all Born-Again Christians have ascended into heaven. From predatory preachers and goth lingerie to Indian casinos and “art cars” at Burning Man, this religious spoof deftly pairs the personal with the fictional. Featuring an extensive author interview and biography, this contemporary parody also includes the unique one-act drama, Special Relativity, which asks the question: When Paul Robeson, J. Edgar Hoover, and Albert Einstein are raised from the dead at an anti-Bush rally, which one wears the dress?

The Locus Awards

Author: Charles N. Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060594268
Release Date: 2004-07-06
Genre: Fiction

Now, for the first time, the best of the Locus Awards for short fiction are gathered in one volume. Spanning the absolute finest in science fiction and fantasy short fiction for the last thirty years, this anthology is an indispensable guide to speculative fiction from the classic to the outrageous by the leaders of the field.

Masterpieces

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101208182
Release Date: 2004-03-02
Genre: Fiction

An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton

Masterpieces

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101208182
Release Date: 2004-03-02
Genre: Fiction

An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton

Nat Turner

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438100937
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nat Turner's 1831 slave revolt inspired other slaves and convinced whites that blacks would not be content as long as slavery existed.