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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St. Martin's Press has just published the first novelization of Trump's White House. THE COMING STORM, by internationally bestselling author Mark Alpert, stars an incompetent president, a self-righteous Veep, and a full cast of scheming advisers.

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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.

To see the review, go to:
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And for more details about EXTINCTION and the buy links for the book, go to my website:
www.markalpert.com

Thanks for your support! Mark Alpert


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