Bears Discover Fire
|"Bears Discover Fire"|
|Published in||Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Publication date||August 1990|
"Bears Discover Fire" is a science fiction short story by American science fiction author Terry Bisson. It concerns aging and evolution in the US South, the dream of wilderness, and community. The premise is that bears have discovered fire, and are having campfires on highway medians.
It was originally published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in August 1990.
In popular culture
"Bears Discover Fire" has been adapted into a Columbia University MFA thesis film directed by Ben Leonberg and produced by Scott Riehs.
- 1991 Hugo Award for Best Short Story
- 1990 Nebula Award for Best Short Story
- 1991 Asimov's Reader's Award
- 1991 The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
- 1991 Locus Award
- 1991 SF Chronicle Award