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.

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 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 Sixth Day

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765390066
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Genre: Fiction

Cloning humans is illegal—that is until family man Adam Gibson comes home from work one day to find a clone has replaced him. Taken from his family and plunged into a sinister world he doesn't understand, Gibson must not only save himself from the assassins who must now destroy him to protect their secret, but uncover who and what is behind the horrible things happening to him ... in Terry Bisson's thrilling The Sixth Day. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Second Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429903868
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2004 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Wizards

Author: Jack Dann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101208748
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, and many more join ?this magical brew [that] will enchant young adult readers and their elders as well.? (Publishers Weekly) In Wizards, today?s master fantasists turn their hands to tales of these magical beings, living in both ancient and modern times, as well as in fantasy realms that never were. Featuring stories by New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer and Garth Nix as well as tales from Kage Baker, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Orson Scott Card, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, Patricia A. McKillip, Mary Rosenblum, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, and Jane Yolen.

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

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787646091
Release Date: 2001-12-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

pIn response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, IContemporary Authors New Revision /I Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original IContemporary Authors /I entries. pFor your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

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.

The Pickup Artist

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429970853
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction

From the award-winning author of Pirates of the Universe, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, comes The Pickup Artist--a sharp, witty, and subversive exploration of the future of art, culture, and society. In the tradition of Ray Bradbury's fireman who burns books in Fahrenheit 451, our hero, Hank Shapiro, is a pickup artist, a government agent who gathers for retirement creative works whose time has come and gone. You see, there's simply not enough room in the world for all the art, so anything past a certain age must be cataloged, archived in the records, and destroyed, paving the way for new art. It's a job that comes with risk and the pay's lousy, but it covers the bills. And, after all, this year's art is better than last year's, isn't it? But what happens is not nearly as important as the telling. Terry Bisson is an American writer in the satirical tradition of Twain and Vonnegut and perhaps Richard Brautigan. He can make you laugh and touch your heart in the same sentence. This is a book about love, death, and America. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Talking book topics

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
ISBN: PURD:32754081673216
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction