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Expeditionary Force Books In Order

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Publication Order of Expeditionary Force Books

Columbus Day (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SpecOps (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble on Paradise (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Ops (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Hour (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mavericks (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegades (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homefront (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armageddon (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valkyrie (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Critical Mass (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brushfire (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakaway (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallout (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Match Game (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Expeditionary Force Mavericks Books

Deathtrap (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freefall (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The Expeditionary Force book series is a wonderful series of science fiction, military fiction, and space opera novels. It is written by a well-known American novelist named Craig Alanson. The series is comprised of a total of 7 novels and one novel published between the year 2016 and 2018. Each and every novel of this series features a different set of main characters who are seen fighting aliens in space. Author Alanson has described a number of spaceships which are used to find the aliens in space. Every book features of different space operation conducted under the command of the United Nations. These operations are termed as special operations and the task force sent to carry out the missions are the members of an elite group of soldiers called the Expeditionary Force.

Some of the main characters mentioned by author Alanson in the books of the series include Ruhar, Kristang, Colonel Joe Bishop, Major Emily Perkins, Skippy, and several others. All the books of this series are highly appreciated by readers from all over the world. They are typically like by the sense of science fiction novels. This series has achieved great success in all the places of its application. The tremendous success of this series has helped author Craig Alanson establish himself among the prominent authors of the science fiction genre. Craig is looking forward to adding more titles to this series. He is currently busy in the development of a new novel and is expected to release it very soon. He hoped that three days will like all his future work with the same enthusiasm and support that they have shown to all his previous novels.

Craig Alanson is a reputed novelist of science fiction and fantasy genre. He hails from Washington, DC., United States and has gained success in the writing field in recent years. Craig is particularly famous for his expeditionary force novels and has gained a lot of success for each of the books of this series. Besides this, he is also the author of one more popular series known as the Ascendant series. And just like many other science fiction writers before him, he has also extended his writing into the mystery genre. But, but doing so, he has ignored what many other authors like to consider an entirely different genre. In addition to writing his two successful book series, Craig has also written a stand-alone novel called Aces. Craig succeeded in gaining recognition as an author only after 2016 when he published 3 of his books together. He entered into the literary field with his standalone Novel. He has said that it took him 5 years to write this novel. Following his first attempt at writing a novel and finishing it successfully, Craig started writing the first expeditionary force story. Initially, he started writing the series for young adults, but later declared that the books can be read by adults also. Most of the books written by Craig Alanson are available in audiobook format also.

The audio-books of Expeditionary Force stories are recorded & narrated by R.C. Bray, while the ascendant novels are recorded in the voice of Tim Gerard Reynolds. Craig Alanson has said that he is very fond of putting his characters in difficult situations and getting them out of all the impossible situations by depicting them as clever and courageous. The first time he refined this technique was in his debut novel Aces, and then went on to use it in all his following novels. Craig considers himself blessed and lucky to have found the career path of writing. He is pretty much satisfied with the amount of success he has achieved in his career so far and hopes to do much more good work in the years to come. As of today, Craig Alanson resides in DC along with his beloved wife and a few rescue dogs. He is very fond of pet animals. Whenever Craig is not busy trying to meet the deadline of his writing projects, he likes to spend some quality time with his wife and his pets. Craig believes that a major weakness faced by all self-published authors is bad editing, and he too has faced this problem. He hopes to overcome this problem with his future novels.

The debut book of the expeditionary force series written by author Craig Alanson is entitled ‘Columbus Day’. It was released in 2016 as a Kindle edition. The book introduces the character of Joe Bishop, who is a US Army Specialist. When Joe is spending his autumn holiday in his hometown in Maine, he witnesses a spaceship crashing into a nearby potato field. And just by the look of the spaceship, he comes to know that it belongs to the aliens of the Ruhar race. As this news richest the security agencies, Joe Bishop is called in by the United Nations special force lead a team of soldiers for fighting against these invaders. This book’s story is told in the first person point of view of Bishop. The author has shown that earth becomes the witness to a major intergalactic conflict between two alien races, the Kristang, and the Ruhar. The Ruhars consist of Hamsters, while the Kristang race consists of lizards. As the story progresses further, the conflict becomes much more complicated. The government agencies start preparing to get rid of this conflict and save earth from getting distracted at the hands of the aliens. A team of specialists is formed and trained to fight against the aliens. They are sent into space for further training, following which they begin the task that they are ordered to carry out.

Another exciting novel of this series is called ‘Paradise’. It was also published in the Kindle format in 2016. The central characters featured in this novel include Joe Bishop, the Merry band of Pirates, Skippy, etc. At the novels beginning, it is shown that the Fly Dutchman returns to the Earth orbit after saving the human planet from alien attack. Bishop is summoned by his commanders for the judgment and decision he took during the mission. After further arguments and discussions, a new mission is set up. And as per this new mission, Bishop is given the task of finding the troops of Expeditionary Force that are stranded on Paradise. Bishop understands that since he and his team are traveling in a highly advanced space career constructed by aliens, he must finish this mission without the revelation of their existence in space. If they fail to do so, it could result in a great loss for humanity. Meanwhile, the situation doesn’t look good for the troops on Paradise. Bishop is required to race against time and rescue the team before the aliens come back and attack the defenseless Troops. This novel also provides an entertaining read, full of action and adventure. The readers liked it very much just like the previous book and appreciated the efforts of author Alanson coming up with this exciting story of science fiction.

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