Terry Bisson Biography | Author of The Toxic Donut

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Terry Bisson was born on February 12, 1942, in Hopkins County, Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Louisville with his bachelor's degree in 1964, Bisson worked for nine years as a magazine comic writer. Following this, he worked as an auto mechanic (1972-1977) and as an editor and copywriter with Berkley Books (1976-1985). In 1980, Bisson published his first novel, Wyrldmaker. Over the next decade, Bisson wrote three more novels: Talking Man (1986), Fire on the Mountain (1988), and Voyage to the Red Planet (1990). Although these initial novels earned Bisson some good reviews, it was not until Bisson started publishing his quirky short stories in science fiction magazines that he began to win awards and earn widespread critical acclaim. His short story "Bears Discover Fire" (1991) won both a Hugo and a Nebula award, science fiction's two highest honors, as well as a number of other awards. In 1993, Bisson collected this story...

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