The Bear Who Sang Opera by Scott William Carter
Approx. 8,510 words.
Published on December 13, 2010 by
Flying Raven Press.
When a grizzly bear walks into your office, it's enough to get your attention. When that grizzly turns out to be an opera-singing, biological-robot hybrid claiming someone stole his singing voice, it begins one of the strangest cases of Dexter Duff's career. Originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction.