If you are a science fiction fan, you’ve probably heard of Craig Alanson’s hit series Expeditionary Force, beginning with the first book Columbus Day. Today Craig joins me to talk about his love of sci fi, how he accidentally became a full time author, creating great characters, his writing process, how me manages such a large series, and much more.
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 come ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There go the good old days, when humans only got killed 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….
Craig Alanson lives in sunny south Florida with his wife and a variable number of rescue dogs. These lazy dogs have manipulated their people into providing food, shelter, and convertible rides to get ice cream.
The audiobook for ‘Renegades’ will be released March 26th !