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Mark Alpert

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Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory, The Omega Theory, Extinction, The Furies, and The Six, is a contributing editor at Scientific American. In his long journalism career he has specialized in explaining scientific ideas to readers, simplifying esoteric concepts such as extra dimensions and parallel universes. And now, in his novels, Alpert weaves cutting-edge science into high-energy thrillers that elucidate real theories and technologies.

A lifelong science geek, Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University and wrote his undergraduate thesis on the application of the theory of relativity to Flatland, a hypothetical universe with only two spatial dimensions. (The resulting paper was published in the Journal of General Relativity a

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My sixth novel, The Orion Plan, went on sale recently, and this made me very happy, of course. I loved visiting my local Barnes & Noble and seeing the book on the New Fiction shelf.

For many years I wrote novels that weren’t publishable. They weren’t bad books. Some were actually pretty good. But no publisher was interested in them. They weren’t going to sell, no matter what. It took me a lo... Read more of this blog post »
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"Science fiction examines possible future technologies and it's benefits as well as the frightening ways it can go wrong. This book does that quite well. In this story, the military has developed an Artificial Intelligence that has gone rogue and t..." Read more of this review »
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"This was one of those "I don't want to put it down" books. Adam was a great character with all of his foibles. The scene where he stands vigil over his dead body was well written. Loved it! Can't wait for the sequel."
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Mark The Six

Check out the great blurb that R.L. Stine gave to my first Young Adult novel, The Six:

"Adam is an unusual hero -- and he faces a frightening question: Computers can't kill -- CAN they? I'm still shaken by the answer. Will the near-future really be this terrifying?"

-- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street

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Mark EXTINCTION is finally on sale! And today the Associated Press gave my novel a fantastic review that is appearing in newspapers across the country.

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And for more details about EXTINCTION and the buy links for the book, go to my website:

Thanks for your support! Mark Alpert

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