Expeditionary Force

Aftermath — Latest Read

My latest read was Aftermath by Craig Alanson. This is Book 16 in Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. It was just released on December 13, 2023. The prior book, Failure Mode, was supposed to be the last book in the series. When Alenson announced there would be a book 16 earlier this year, I was afraid it would be an attempt to "wrap up" the series like the disappointing last episode of the Game Of Thrones series on HBO. Fortunately, this was not that.
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Failure Mode: Expeditionary Force #15

I finished Failure Mode by Craig Alanson this week. This is book #15 in the Expeditionary Force series. It had been positioned as the last book in the series, but Alanson has announced that a sixteenth book, Aftermath, is planned for this December. Ending can be difficult. This one has its flaws, but Alanson did ok. I will miss the Joe and Skippy show.
Match Game by Craig Alanson

Match Game: Expeditionary Force #14

Just finished Match Game by Craig Alanson. This is book #14 in the Expeditionary Force series. I have been powering through the last half of this series all summer. This one moves the story in an unexpected direction as Alanson wraps up the series. Will be interesting to see how he ties it all up.
Expeditionary Force Book #13: Fallout by Craig Alanson

Fallout: Expeditionary Force #13

Just finished Fallout by Craig Alanson. This is book #13 in the Expeditionary Force series. I have been reading one of these each month for the past year to stay immersed in the storyline. This one leverages all the elements that Alanson has used to make this an enjoyable series.
Brushfire by Craig Alanson

Brushfire: Expeditionary Force #11

My latest read was Brushfire by Craig Alanson. This is Book 11 in the Expeditionary Force series. This is a solid story with many plot turns setting the stage for the last third of the series. I am reading through the last two-thirds of this series as a long summer read.
Expeditionary Force Mavericks

Expeditionary Force Mavericks: Deathtrap and Freefall

My latest "read" was actually the two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force Mavericks series, Deathtrap and Freefall. This is a spin-off of Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. Like the main series, Alanson's world-building and story arcs in the Mavericks series are well done. The development of some of the key characters from the early books in the main series was solid. It was actually a nice break from the "Joe-Skippy" show in the main series.

Valkyrie and Critical Mass

My latest "read" was actually the next two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. I read Valkyrie (Book 9) and Critical Mass (Book 10) in May and June. Both of these entries in the series had complex plotlines and big "cliffhangers" at the end.

Renegades and Armageddon

My latest "read" was actually the next two books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. I started the series back in 2021 and then picked it back up this year. Renegades (Book 7) and Armageddon (Book 8) seemed like a good way to wrap up my reading for the year.

Expeditionary Force 4,5,6 — Latest Reads

My latest "read" was actually the next three books in Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force series. I started the series back in 2021 and then picked it back up this year. Since there are fourteen books in the series and a spinoff, I decided to focus on it for a bit.
Joe and Skippy illustration with cover of Trouble in Paradise by Craig Alanson

Trouble on Paradise — Latest Read

Enjoying the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. Just finished Trouble in Paradise, a short novella positioned as Book 3.5 in the series. It was a quick, entertaining read. Will be picking up Book 4 shortly.
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Paradise by Craig Alanson — Latest Read

Just finished Paradise, Book 3 of the Expeditionary Force series by Craig Alanson. Alanson continues to leverage the success factors from the first two books, especially the "pithy" dialog between Joe and Skippy. Another light, fun summer read.