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Columbus Day

(2016)
(The first book in the Expeditionary Force series)
A novel by

 
 
Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards - Audiobook of the Year

We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news.

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.

When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are.

I'd better start at the beginning.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Craig Alanson's Columbus Day

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force)
Author(s): Craig Alanson
ISBN: 1-5201-2624-7 / 978-1-5201-2624-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1
Author(s): Craig Alanson
Publisher: Podium Publishing
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December 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1
Author(s): Craig Alanson
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1
Author(s): Craig Alanson
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1
Author(s): Craig Alanson
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force Book 1)
Author(s): Craig Alanson
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU