Steve Alten’s preoccupation with prehistoric sea creatures opened up an underwater world of creative possibilities for the New York Times bestselling author, spawning his legendary MEG series and the 2018 blockbuster movie, THE MEG. And now, fans of frightening shark tales have another reason to celebrate: the big screen sequel, MEG-2: The Trench, hits theaters in August, and moviegoers won’t believe the array of aquatic horrors that surface this time around.
About Steve Alten
Steve Alten is the bestselling author of 18 thrillers, including the MEG series. His first novel, MEG, published in 1997, launched the free teen reading program, Adopt-an-Author, and was adapted for the big screen and hit No. 1 at the box office in August of 2018. The sequel, MEG-2: The TRENCH, debuts in movie theaters this August.
“Anything could be down there. We simply have no idea,” Alten said in a recent interview, referring to the Marianna Trench where his prehistoric marine life muses lurk.
Coinciding with the buzz surrounding the movie release is Alten’s announcement of his seven-volume collector’s edition set, appropriately titled MEG: Legacy. Each (faux) leather-bound book contains one of the six (soon-to-be seven) MEG novels, plus one of the six comics that make up MEG: The Graphic Novel. The prequel, MEG: Origins, has been woven into the first book to create a new 25th anniversary edition. Other features and bonuses include two never-before-released MEG: Angel of Death novellas, new MEG artwork, photos and commentary from the author.
“MEG: Legacy is my gift to my most dedicated readers, the ‘MEGheads,’” Alten said. “Only 5,000 sets are being printed, and they won’t be sold in stores or on Amazon — only on my website, SteveAlten.com.”
Fans can pre-order each book individually, or pre-order the entire seven-volume set. Part of the proceeds from MEG: Legacy are being donated to support GoneCancer.com an innovative cancer protocol. Alten himself was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and is undergoing treatment.
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