|Born||August 21, 1959|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Steven Robert Alten (born August 21, 1959) is an American science-fiction author. He is best known for his Meg series of novels set around the fictitious survival of the megalodon, a giant, prehistoric shark. Alten holds a bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University, a master's in sports medicine from the University of Delaware, and a doctorate in sports administration from Temple University. Alten is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a nationwide secondary-school free-reading program promoting works from six authors, including his own.
- Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror (1997) (revised and expanded edition published by Tsunami books in 2005, republished in 2015 as an anniversary edition with the addition of Meg: Origins by Viper Press)
- The Trench (1999)
- Meg: Primal Waters (2004)
- Meg: Hell's Aquarium (2009)
- Meg: Origins (E-Book, 2011)
- Meg: Nightstalkers (2016)
- Meg: Generations (2018)
- Meg: Purgatory (TBA)
- Domain (2001)
- Resurrection (2004)
- Phobos: Mayan Fear (2011)
The Loch series
- The Loch (2005)
- Vostok (2015)
- The Loch: Heaven's Lake (2019)
- Goliath (2002)
- The Shell Game (2008)
- Grim Reaper: End of Days (2010)
- The Omega Project (2013)
- Sharkman (2014)
- Nightmares Unhinged (foreword) (2015)
- Undisclosed (2017)
- A film adaptation of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, titled The Meg, was released August 10, 2018, after years in development hell. It is directed by Jon Turteltaub and stars Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor.
- "Authors". Adopt An Author. 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
- "Adopt-An-Author", THE Journal, 08/01/2005.
- Ellis, Richard (20 July 1997). "Jurassic Con". Los Angeles Times.
- McNary, Dave (March 2, 2017). "Jason Statham's Shark Thriller 'Meg' Swims Back Five Months". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
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