The average prehistoric meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a tyrannosaurus rex in seconds. To honor my dedicated megheads, i was going to offer something really special and unheard of a section of the book following the last chapter where you could write something. Whenever i start reading a new book in the meg series i realize just how much i enjoy this world of prehistoric. This new website has nothing to do with those novels. The book reads at a breakneck speed and the action sequences are completely riveting. Origins meg series prequel by steve alten nook book. As jaws meets jurassic park, meg short for megladon brings us a 60foot, 20ton prehistoric shark with a ninefootwide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as. Interview with steve alten, author of meg, basis for the. Revised and expanded new edition of the ny times bestseller. The author, steve alten takes great delight in this creature feature.
Jul 24, 2015 cecil was lucky enough to sit down with his favorite author, steve alten, for a skype interview. Ahead of the release of the meg in august, author steve alten is soon unleashing the sixth book in his mega shark series that inspired the jon turteltaubdirected film. Steve alten is the new york times and internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the meg series and others, as well as standalone works. Reintroduced to the 21st century ecosystem, the creatures wreak havoc with wildlife and.
Best known for his meg series, steven alten is famous for his character development and amazing storytelling abilities. Jonas taylor was the greatest deep sea pilot in the world, until a terrible accident during one of his dives into the mariana trench. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Excited that another meg book is coming, and given alten s battle with parkinsons, who knows how many more well get in the series.
Check out the trailer for steve altens spellbinding meg series, tracking the adventures of jonas taylor as he battles the long thought extinct megalodon. The format was chosen to provide ten highquality color images inside a fun story of what happened to jonas seven years before the novel meg begins. Author steve alten opens the book on the undisclosed dread. The sole survivor of the mission, taylor is haunted. Primal waters continues his thrilling action adventure seriesthe basis for the feature film the meg. Steve alten is the bestselling author of the domain trilogy domain, resurrection, phobos and the meg series, including meg. Bestselling author steve alten meg has a new book on its way and we have your first look at whats to come. In a first for alten s meg series, this ends in a cliffhanger, teasing the next book, meg.
Steve alten born august 21, 1959 is the creator and writer of the meg saga. Jun 15, 2017 bestselling author steve alten meg has a new book on its way and we have your first look at whats to come. Each book will be printed and delivered about 68 weeks after the novel has been completed summer 2019. Origins is free btw there wasnt really very much to this book, it is relatively. Order of meg books meg is a series of science fictionhorror novels by american novelist steve alten. Steve alten is the writer of such thrillers as meg, fathom, and the trench. This book is about a prehistoric shark species that has managed to survive within the depths of the mariana trench for over 70 million years. A novel of deep terror 1997 revised and expanded edition published by tsunami books in 2005, republished in 2015 as an. Meg by steve alten and a great selection of related books.
Some critics have pointed out that altens books feature poorly researched science. While critics often find fault with his works, the books continue to be popular. In steve alten s new york times bestselling meg series, deep sea diver and paleontologist jonas taylor discovers a species long thought extinct. Meg by steve alten meg book 1 book cover, description, availability. New york times bestselling author steve altens meg. The science fiction author is popular for making a perfect blend of fact and fiction. Dec 08, 2015 jaws the book was actually a pretty awful read, but it made a great movie after spielberg reworked the material. As a book, meg was basically a michael crichtonjurassic park diss track written by a man with a doctorate in sports. Megalodons are prehistoric predators that resemble great white sharks, but are as big as tyrannosaurus rexes. Since then, alten has written several more books in the meg series, as well as novels and screen plays across a variety of genres and topics. I was wondering why the thread was titled steve altens meg, so i went to the first post, dated june 4, 2007eleven years agoand found this. On march 3, 2016, reported that director jon turteltaub national treasure has since been in talks to helm the movie adaptation of steve altens meg. After binge reading the book in one sitting, i think its safe to say im hyped for the future film. His best known work is the meg series, a series about a giant prehistoric shark thought to be extinct.
In the last 25 years, i have written and published 18 thrillers and a romcom under the pen name l. Steve alten is the new york times and internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the loch, meg, and the domain trilogy. As jaws meets jurassic park, meg short for megladon brings us a 60foot, 20ton prehistoric shark with a ninefootwide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. He is best known for his meg series of novels set around the fictitious survival of the megalodon, a giant, prehistoric shark. Steve alten has 38 books on goodreads with 101932 ratings. In the book meg steve alten tells us how many years ago, on a top secret scientific exploatory dive into the pacific oceans deepest canyon, jonas taylor found himself facetoface with an ancient monster too horrifying for his modern mind to contemplate. Meg, steve alten shop online for books in australia. His novels are very visual and full of action, leading three of them to be optioned for film domain, meg and the loch. Nov 10, 2017 the last we heard about this movie was way back in january, when steve alten, who wrote the book that meg is based on, stated that this will be an edgeofyourseat scary movie that features a. After two decades in the deep waters of development, prehistoric shark actioner the meg is finally ready to swim into the latesummer box office.
The author, steve alten takes great delight in this creature feature and it shows. With the movie set for summer 2017, fans and publishers are pushing me to write one more meg book finale that would be released in hardback while the movie is out. His work has been published in more than thirty countries and is being used in thousands of middle and high school curricula as part of adoptanauthor, a free teen reading program used nationwide to encourage reluctant readers. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. A chineseamerican coproduction, the meg was released in both countries on august 10, 2018, in reald 3d. The major literary breakthrough of steve altens 1997 novel meg. Carcharodon megalodon apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived a 70foot, 60,000 pound great white shark. The series is about meg, a gigantic prehistoric shark from a species known as the megalodon who has somehow survived to this day. I finished reading meg by steve alten on friday, and ill state right off the bat that i rather enjoyed it very much. On march 3, 2016, reported that director jon turteltaub national treasure has since been in talks to helm the movie adaptation of steve alten s meg. Origins is free btw there wasnt really very much to this book, it is relatively short and most of the characters are a bit flat and boring. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from steve alten.
Meg series by steve alten meet your next favorite book. In steve altens new york times bestselling meg series, deep sea diver and paleontologist jonas taylor discovers a species long thought extinct. A native of philadelphia, he earned a bachelors degree from penn state, a masters from the university of delaware, and a doctorate from temple university. Finally carcharodon megalodon crashed back into the sea, sending a great swell of water high into the morning air. I may not have gone so far as to read altens entire series of meg books, but i used to have of a thing for monster and dinosaur novels. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Steve alten is an american novelist of science fiction and horror novels. Generations will be published a few months before the movie hits theaters and it will most likely end the series. Some of the critics praised his books as the book of the period that you are going to read. The book was a relatively serious thriller, not a comedy. I will give him credit that the book is action packed, and although the preface is absurd, you find yourself turning the pages pretty quickly. He is also the founder and director of americas nationwide adoptanauthor reading initiative. After completely demolishing my expectations or lack there of, it also awakened a new reading phase within my bookish heart.
Hi, does anyone know if steve altens book meg about a megalodon shark will ever be made. Two all new expanded editions of meg combined with meg. Steven robert alten born august 21, 1959 is an american sciencefiction author. Origins were published, 5,000 limited edition hardbacks in january, the new paperback in december. Jun 14, 2016 steve alten is the bestselling author of the domain trilogy domain, resurrection, phobos and the meg series, including meg. Sandwiched between those releases was the hardback release of vostok loch2 and a signed movie deal with warner bros. The meg book series by steve alten includes books meg. Aug 07, 2017 check out the trailer for steve alten s spellbinding meg series, tracking the adventures of jonas taylor as he battles the long thought extinct megalodon. Steve alten is the new york times bestselling author of meg. Steve altens meg novel was the antijurassic park and. A novel of deep terror, the basis for the new jason statham film out this weekend was right on the cover. Jaws the book was actually a pretty awful read, but it made a great movie after spielberg reworked the material.
Disney productions optioned meg, which has been described as jaws meets jurassic park or jurassic shark. Hundreds of 7inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. Steve alten january 2016 newsletter constant contact. His books have been published in more than thirty countries. The last we heard about this movie was way back in january, when steve alten, who wrote the book that meg is based on, stated that this will be an edgeof.
Alten holds a bachelors degree from the pennsylvania state university, a masters in sports medicine from the university of delaware. As the author himself even declares meg is fiction with a bit of fact sprinkled throughout just to make the unbelievable seen believable. On a topsecret dive into the pacific oceans deepest canyon, jonas. Origins a short story prequel which give life to an event constantly referenced but never explained in full in meg. May 30, 2018 ahead of the release of the meg in august, author steve alten is soon unleashing the sixth book in his mega shark series that inspired the jon turteltaubdirected film.
See the complete meg series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Steve alten teases seventh meg franchise novel, meg. Steve alten is the bestselling author of the meg series, including meg. Next, new line showed interest in the topic, but again no film was realized. Love the story of the megalodon so i decide to start off the steve alten meg series and the first book in the series didnt disappoint. Steve alten is a ny times and international bestselling author of the meg. The sole survivor of the mission, taylor is haunted by what hes sure he saw but still cant prove exists carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother. Cecil was lucky enough to sit down with his favorite author, steve alten, for a skype interview.415 513 1303 672 88 1565 210 501 241 1387 530 1456 529 1494 481 663 1157 102 726 1148 1473 1508 378 902 714 846 282 706 630 1238 451 1451 424 1436 672 1236 781 1215 931 465 472 114 1402