Steve Alten, author of the prehistoric shark thriller Meg novels, is releasing the sixth instalment in the series just ahead of the August release of movie adaptation The Meg, directed by John Turteltaub (National Treasure). The new novel Meg: Generations is already available for pre-order exclusively through Alten’s website. The series follows deep sea diver and palaeontologist Jonas Taylor and his discovery of prehistoric sea life.
The new new book continues from the events of Meg: Nightstalker, with the attempted recapture of megalodons escaped from captivity.
“Book six in the bestselling MEG series picks up after MEG: Nightstalkers with David Taylor in the Salish sea attempting to locate and rescue any surviving Megalodon pups before a local fisherman slaughters them. Meanwhile, Jonas is coerced into joining an expedition into the Panthalassa sea in search of a prehistoric predatory species possessing liver enzymes that can cure cancer.”
The deadline for pre-orders is April 22nd, with shipping expected to begin in May. Pre-ordering is being incentivised by Alten, who is offering rewards for the very early pre-orders:
“Everyone who orders a copy of MEG: GENERATIONS in hardback by March 15 will receive a little memento from me… The NEXT goal is to hit 5,000 books sold… when we hit that number I will sign EVERY BOOK! And YES, if you purchased the MEGnificent 7 package, I will sign your copy regardless.
If we hit 10,000 books sold… the first 2500 orders will receive a 24 x 36 inch GENERATIONS poster for FREE. I will have to charge for the poster tube and postage… unless you want it folded and placed in the box with the book, but I think that would ruin it, and this poster.”
Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror was Alten’s debut novel and it’s clear he wants to maintain the series’ readership. He also released a teaser excerpt of Generations ahead of the release, which you can read below: