Backlash

Backlash A novelette by Nebula Nominee Nancy Fulda Eugene Gutierez lost his wife his pride and part of his sanity during an undercover anti terrorist operation in South America When Eugene finds a cryptic me

  • Title: Backlash
  • Author: Nancy Fulda
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A novelette by Nebula Nominee Nancy Fulda.Eugene Gutierez lost his wife, his pride, and part of his sanity during an undercover anti terrorist operation in South America When Eugene finds a cryptic message in a restaurant fortune cookie, he thinks his daughter s boyfriend is pulling a prank The truth is far complex, involves time travelers from Eugene s future, andA novelette by Nebula Nominee Nancy Fulda.Eugene Gutierez lost his wife, his pride, and part of his sanity during an undercover anti terrorist operation in South America When Eugene finds a cryptic message in a restaurant fortune cookie, he thinks his daughter s boyfriend is pulling a prank The truth is far complex, involves time travelers from Eugene s future, and will offer Eugene a final chance to restore his broken family.Originally published in Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine, this novelette was listed in Tangent Online s 2010 recommended reading list and received an Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois The Year s Best Science Fiction.

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    • Rose says:

      Nancy Fulda's "Backlash" is a non-stop sci-fi action/thriller novelette about a former war hero caught in the crossfire of averting a disaster that could change the course of time. Eugene Gutierez returned from an assignment in South America that left him with the scars of war, but in his retirement, a meal with his daughter and her boyfriend takes an odd turn. When he opens up a strange fortune cookie, he realizes that someone was trying to target him. He first believes it to be a cruel joke, u [...]

    • Grace Krispy says:

      Billed as a "novelette," this short work is immediately engaging. When Eugene gets the strange fortune cookie and we start to find out a little more about his past, I found myself drawn even more into the story. One thing this author did really well in a short space was to provide enough backstory to flesh out the characters, which made them interesting and relatable. That being said, I was a bit confused by Clarise's motivations. I understand what she shared with Eugene at the end, but I would [...]

    • Lilac Wolf says:

      Lilac Wolf and StuffThis is a super fast sci-fi thriller, containing only 31 pages. I read it in a few hours would take less without kids. lolEugene gets pulled into a black op from the future, forcing him to be a very quick study - he wasn't even supposed to be aware but the constant flashbacks he suffers from prevents the science from working properly.Add to this finding out his daughter is part of a terrorist group, his world is thrown upside down in a matter of minutes. And he must recover f [...]

    • Dale says:

      This kindle short story clocks in at about 31 estimated pages. It is a truly interesting bit of sci-fi. My only complaint is that it felt like the story was just getting started and then it ended. I hope that someday this book is expanded into a full-fledged book.Eugene Gutierez is a former anti-terrorist agent having dinner with his college-aged daughter and her latest boyfriend. He cannot imagine what she sees in him. Soon the evening collapses when his fortune cookie comes with this message: [...]

    • Maria Schneider says:

      I left a review on --basically even if you don't like short stories, this is a long one and it's a very good one. Well worth the read. It also appears inside the anthology "Dead Men Don't Cry" --which I just downloaded after reading this story. The writing style is unique in that you're reading an adventure so you're pulled along with the characters, sweating out each scene--but you get done and suddenly there's a lot to think about. It's not so much a "message" it's more this huge feeling that [...]

    • Rachelle says:

      quick paced fight for family and life. Really enjoyed this read.Review is at Doubleshotreviews

    • April says:

      Very good short story - kept me involved all the way through.

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