Author: Shane Gries
Book: Fortunate Son
Published: October 2021
Genre: Science Fiction
Jeremy Wilkes is a historian doing research in the year 2039. He arrives at a reunion for the 32nd Infantry Division. Here, a group of old veterans regales the young lad with impossible tales of their exploits in an interstellar war they fought in the early 1970s. But, are these just tall tales?
“Fortunate Son” is a short story written by Shane Gries. He writes it as a story about a story. A group of old veterans decides to regale a young historian with tall tales of their exploits — tales that seem to border on science fiction. I can’t help feeling there is more to this story coming.