Welcome to the reading room aboard the Orbital Sword. On this episode, David, Scott, and Jim discuss Craig Alanson’s Columbus Day, the first book in his Expeditionary Force series. When an alien force lands on Earth on Columbus Day, it turns out that first contact is anything but pleasant. Humans join a space-going army promising to help with a retaliatory action. Unfortunately, it turns out that all is not what it seems as humanity gets drawn into a conflict involving numerous species and are on the bottom of the pecking order. We hope you enjoy this look at Columbus Day!