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MEG: Legacy Collector’s Sets
For years MEGheads have been asking for a complete set of all seven MEG novels in hardback. Simply put, with three different publishers that was never going to happen. But A & M Publishing could do it – as long as this special Collector’s editions are never sold in stores or on amazon, and are limited to only 5,000 books.
I started planning this months ago – my goal – to create a real keepsake fans of the series could enjoy and pass onto the next generations of Giant Shark and sea monster lovers in their own family. As you’ll see, I have taken it much farther – adding new content and rewriting old to match bonus materials and novellas. My original plan was to make the announcement closer to May 2023 when the movie trailers to the upcoming MEG-2: The TRENCH motion picture should be coming out, but when an unexpected opportunity with my long-time printer at A & M Publishing presented itself, I decided to bring it out early so that you can devour Volumes I & II before the movie arrives in theaters in August of this year.
And so it is with heartfelt thanks that I present to MEGheads past, present & future:
A seven-volume Collector’s boxed set of Steve Alten’s MEG SERIES, featuring each of the seven full-length MEG novels and three novellas — presented in chronological order. Each hardback will be bound in faux leather, the three sides of every page edged in a gold finish, with every shipped book packed inside its own travel box. Volume VII will be sold with a commemorative book case, each boxed set numbered.
For sale now as you read this is Volume I, which will feature an entirely new version of MEG, with the prequel (MEG: Origins) woven into the updated MEG 2015 Anniversary Edition. It will have never-before-read passages with author comments and special features… and conclude with MEG comic #1 of six that make up the graphic novel, the incredible artwork bringing the characters and Meg to life.
Volume II will go on sale after Volume I goes to the printer. It will open with the never-before-published Angel of Death-I novella and a newly-edited version of MEG-2; The TRENCH. Extras include 25 years of scientific discoveries that turned MEG from fiction to FACTion. and will conclude with Comic #2.
Volume-III will open with a brand-new still-to-be-written novella; Angel of Death-II, followed by MEG: Primal Waters. Other extras include graphic images created by then unknown graphic artist Erik Hollander. Comic #3 concludes this amazing book.
Volumes IV thru VI extras will be announced when these books go on pre-sale, leading up to…
Volume VII – MEG: Purgatory. If you ordered a special commemorative hardback – no worries, it is still coming out. Volume-VII will … well, it’s a big surprise… enuff said.
How To Purchase
As stated above, MEG: LEGACY can only be purchased thru the store at www.SteveAlten.com
The original plan was to only print 5,000 of each, a volume to be offered and pre-sold every 3-4 months. Two colors were created by our talented LEGACY artist (J.S. Earls): red on BLACK (BLACK) & white on RED (RED) with a vote among MEGheads to select a winner. But both were so different and so well done… and you wanted both (a set to read and a set to display). This was exactly what happened years ago when Erik designed two different covers for MEG: Hell’s Aquarium and the vote was a dead-heat. So we decided to offer both RED & BLACK and I had to renegotiate a slightly higher print price of two runs of 2,500 books per volume.
That was the new plan… which changed again after many of you emailed me, preferring to buy the entire set of seven at once rather than worry about missing a newsletter announcement. My printer advised me to make a third color to distinguish between these purchases or there would be fulfillment order headaches. So J.S. designed a third book in Ocean-Blue… and blew us all away.
Select a color: RED, BLACK or BLUE.
Select a payment method; Pay only for Volume: I or prepay for the entire set.
QUESTION: What if I forget to order one of the books and they sell out?
ANSWER: If you order Volume I we’ll have you in the system for email reminders.
QUESTION: What if my dog chews up one of my books, ruining the entire set?
ANSWER: If you are in the system, then you can purchase any volume that has been released… not from one of the 5,000 printed but from an “extra.” Extras always happen as these massive print presses cannot stop precisely on 5,000. The publisher agrees to pay for these extras, which we’ll maintain as replacements. After they are gone… that’s it.
QUESTION: Will my Volume-I be signed?
ANSWER: If you order one of the first 1000.
MEG: Legacy Collector’s Sets
The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
UPDATE: The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake: NOVEMBER 15, 2023
Well, I was on a timeline to get books out in mid-December or early January however 17 days spent wasting away in a hospital (see Nov 2023 newsletter for details) pushed things back a bit. I am learning how to walk again and I am receiving physical therapy about four times a week half at home, half at a facility, plus I am working out myself, but seventeen days in bed… they say each day sets you back a week. We’ll see. Regardless, while I was close to being on track to hit the LOCH-3 2023 goal, this obviously pushed things back. How much? I have no way of knowing yet, but I am working exclusively on that novel until it arrives in your hands. However, there is one way I can meet the pre-holiday read goal. I am well into the novel – over 430 pages, with parts 1 thru 4 in good shape. For all those who have purchased The Loch-3, I am working with my editor Barb to make each part into an ebook which we would send you a code to download – FREE OF CHARGE. If all goes well, we should have (at least Part I) to you before Thanksgiving.
As for MEG: Legacy Volume 1: that will need my full attention as soon as LOCH-3 is done… followed by Volumes 2 thru 6… then all MEG: Purgatory. My goal is to make these last three works the BEST reads I have ever written, and LEGACY my legacy. Thank you for saving my life…
The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
Prologue thru Chapter 4
and a special bonus!
(plus a personal update and message from Steve Alten)
Click the Button Below to Pre-Order The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
Please note: You can only buy ONE book per order for numbering purposes. Please place multiple orders for additional copies. Thank you.
The link above will take you off SteveAlten.com to our store at TheSteveAltenProject.com.
Please note: This purchase is from a secondary store, you will not see your order details in the SteveAlten.com store. Order details are available at https://thestevealtenproject.com/store/.
This list (PDF Document) will be updated.
Anticipated publishing schedule:
The LOCH-3; Heaven Lake
Three to four months to finish, 45 days to copyedit, 10-12 weeks for delivery from printer… then 2-4 weeks delivery to you.
MEG: Legacy Volume One
Depending on pre-sales which are anticipated to increase wth more publicity as we move closer to MEG-2: The TRENCH in theaters August 4, 2023. September 1-15 ALL ORDERS IN. From that point, allow 10-12 weeks for printing and 2-4 weeks delivery.
NOTE: From Vol 2 on, we expect a new volume every 4-6 months.
GOAL: 18-20 months from LOCH 3 finished.
MEG: Purgatory Update
I am humbled by the generosity of Linda Quinton and my long-time publisher, TOR/FORGE who have returned the rights to PURGATORY in full.
As such, there will be two ways to read the seventh and final book in the MEG series.
- You can preorder a first edition hardback (to which some of you have already done – no worries).
- Or you can pre-order MEG: Legacy, the seven volume collector’s edition set that includes all the novels, three to four new Angel of Death novella which will be carefully edited into the entire series, the six graphic comics and much more. Volume One is available to be preordered now.
NOTE: At this time, there will be no increase in price for MEG: PURGATORY as it is still too far out from printing.
To: All MEGheads, LOCH fanatics & Alten Readers
FR: Steve Alten
In December of 2019, I woke up early one morning at 4 am to find myself (at least for now) enjoying a rare moment of peace and calm – no rigidity or tremors shaking me awake from Parkinson’s Disease. It was as if my mind had found its way into the eye of the neurological storm. What happened next was totally unexpected – a wave of creativity came to me out of nowhere as beats in an entirely new giant prehistoric shark story. It was so good and so detailed I knew I had to get it down on paper before I fell back asleep. So I dragged myself upstairs to my office and began searching for the key to the entire story – a remote island that somehow I knew was out there … and there it was – Maug. Five hours later, I had written the treatment to an amazing TV series. And yet, I wanted something more… I wanted to visit the futuristic aquariums featured in the story… I wanted to witness these terrifying creatures swimming around their tank… moreover, I wanted them to react and respond to my presence. I shared these thoughts with my friend and assistant, Kelly Rollyson, and she said, “hell yeah!”
For the next 3 months I put together one of the most original and ambitious entertainment venues every imagined while Kelly recruited an international team of 3D animators, 2D artists, engineers, actors, producers and an ancient shark museum curator – all fans of MEG who wanted to be involved. On August 26, 2020 we launched www.SeaMonsterCove.com an interactive website which serves as the central hub for a virtual experience like no other. First and foremost the site plays host to the most advanced aquarium habitats ever designed – holding the most terrifying sea creatures that ever lived. The special effects are motion picture-worthy, and the wildlife doesn’t just swim around in benign circles; in fact, they are quite aware that you are watching them, and some of them clearly do not like it, especially when you enter their domain to do a little “cage diving.” The exception is Snowflake, our 63 foot, 25 ton prehistoric albino Mako shark (yes… albino!) whose tank in the O-Quarium backs up to the hotel suites in the Black Demon Inn. Snowflake is waiting for you there, circling outside your bedroom window. In each of these 360-degree experiences YOU, the user control the viewing angle, attempting to track the attacks as they happen (day and night versions are available). The action is nonstop and the creatures are so real that it is easy to lose yourself in a reprieve from reality.
Every facility you enter and every creature you encounter will be featured in our episodic TV series, Where Sea Monsters Roam, which tells the story of how these creatures came to be. There will also be a video game where members get to track and capture prehistoric life discovered in a 380 million year old aquifer located two miles beneath the sea floor.
In January of 2021 we’ll launch a Distance Learning Center– an extension of the highly successful ADOPT-an-AUTHOR teen reading program. The site will offer secondary school teachers FREE curriculum materials, projects, quizzes and tests tied to a new prototype version of my novels – “enhanced” with dozens of color images. Since 1999, over ten thousand teachers have registered as participants in our 5013-C non-profit program Adopt-an-Author, which has been called, “the most successful secondary school reading program in existence today.” Much of our success stems from my novels, which are very visual. The new enhanced pdf versions (available in the Sea Monster Cove library) are like nothing else out there. Coupled with all that we offer and will be adding, we believe combining virtual distance learning with entertainment is the way of the future and the only way to ensure an even playing field for all students regardless of race, religion, and economic class.
Watch these videos… then go to the website home page to join.
WHERE SEA MONSTERS ROAM (trailer)