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Steve Alten


Born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
August 21, 1959

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Steve Alten grew up in Philadelphia, earning his Bachelors degree in Physical Education at Penn State University, a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate of Education at Temple University. Struggling to support his family of five, he decided to pen a novel he had been thinking about for years. Working late nights and on weekends, he eventually finished MEG; A Novel of Deep Terror. Steve sold his car to pay for editing fees. On September (Friday) the 13th, 1996, Steve lost his general manager’s job at a wholesale meat plant. Four days later his agent had a two-book, seven figure deal with Bantam Doubleday.

MEG would go on to become the book of the 1996 Frankfurt book fair, where it eventually sold
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Average rating: 3.78 · 63,872 ratings · 5,625 reviews · 48 distinct worksSimilar authors
Meg (MEG, #1)

3.76 avg rating — 20,778 ratings — published 1997 — 82 editions
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The Trench (MEG, #2)

3.89 avg rating — 7,270 ratings — published 1999 — 45 editions
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The Loch

3.89 avg rating — 5,502 ratings — published 2005 — 20 editions
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Primal Waters (MEG, #3)

3.89 avg rating — 4,891 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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Hell's Aquarium (MEG, #4)

3.98 avg rating — 4,551 ratings — published 2009 — 28 editions
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Domain (The Domain Trilogy,...

3.52 avg rating — 4,013 ratings — published 2001 — 76 editions
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Origins (MEG, #0.5)

3.87 avg rating — 2,562 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Nightstalkers (MEG, #5)

3.92 avg rating — 2,053 ratings — published 2016 — 12 editions
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Resurrection (The Domain Tr...

3.56 avg rating — 1,756 ratings — published 2004 — 62 editions
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Vostok

3.23 avg rating — 1,607 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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Quotes by Steve Alten  (?)
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“Ah, how the seeds of cockiness blossom when soiled in ignorance.”
Steve Alten, The Loch

“None of us have any control over the deck or the hand we've been dealt. What we do have is total responibility as to how we play the hand.”
Steve Alten, Domain

“For the record, I take no satisfaction in being right. For the record, I pray to God that I'm wrong.
I'm not wrong...”
Steve Alten, Domain

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