Monday, April 17, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With Shark Tales This Good, Who Needs to Get Back in the Water?




With Shark Tales This Good, Who Needs to Get Back in the Water?


West Palm Beach, FL, April 17, 2023 — New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten breathed new life into an extinct, 70-foot prehistoric shark with the release of his first terrifying tale of the deep, MEG, in the summer of 1997. Six novels, millions of books sold, and a hit movie (The MEG) later, he’s paving the way for the upcoming sequel, MEG-2: The Trench, by announcing something MEG fans have been requesting from him for years: a collector’s edition set.


Appropriately titled MEG: Legacy, the seven-volume set covers a quarter century of Alten’s ocean aberrations. 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 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,”


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 an innovative cancer protocol. Alten himself was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer.


About the Author

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.


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MEG: Legacy, from A&M Publishing, is available only at