Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance Unnatural Diplomacy
Publisher Avon
Reprinted No
Collected No
Illustrator Martin Andrews
Series "Isaac's Universe"
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Publication date 1992
Preceded by "Woodcraft" by Poul Anderson
Followed by "One Man's Meat" by Lawrence Watt-Evans

"Breakups" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, set in Isaac's Universe and first published in Unnatural Diplomacy, edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Avon 1992. It has not been reprinted.

While attempting to study a Hidden Folk artifact in the Crab Nebula, Rupert Smith, commander of the Erthumoi ship Inside Straight, encounters a Samian ship behaving erratically. He and his ship's computer soon realize that they and the Samians have been drawn into a booby trap, and must deduce a way out.