Meg: Origins

Meg Origins On a top secret dive into the Pacific Ocean s deepest canyon Jonas Taylor found himself face to face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom The sole survivo

  • Title: Meg: Origins
  • Author: Steve Alten Erik Hollander
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  • On a top secret dive into the Pacific Ocean s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face to face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he s sure he saw but still can t prove exists Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark The average prehOn a top secret dive into the Pacific Ocean s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face to face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he s sure he saw but still can t prove exists Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.Written off as a crackpot suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life.With a PhD in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high tech miniature sub.Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time 1997, 2011 Steve Alten P 2014 Tantor

    Origins of the Runes Sunnyway Omniglot, a guide to writing systems, which illustrates examples of various alphabets of the world By examining some of these we can begin to see the influences which may have led to development of the Germanic Norse rune alphabets. Meg A Novel of Deep Terror Plot summary Revised and Expanded Edition In the novel s prologue, taking place during the Late Cretaceous Period, a Tyrannosaurus rex stumbles into the ocean while pursuing a herd of Shantungosaurus, and is promptly attacked and devoured by a Megalodon.This is later shown to be part of a slideshow by Jonas Taylor, a paleontologist and marine biologist for his presentation on Megalodon. Meg Definition of Meg at Dictionary Meg definition, megohm megohms See before vowels meg , word forming element often meaning large, great, but in precise scientific language one million Our Cosmic Origins University of Oregon Our Cosmic Origins Below are links to three versions of the Ultra Deep Hubble Field that was released today March , If your having trouble accessing the NASA servers, try the downloads below Meteorites could have carried nitrogen to Earth BBC News Mar , A meteorite found in Antarctica could lend weight to the argument that life on Earth might have been kick started from space, scientists are claiming Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it Megan Name Meaning, What does Megan mean How popular is Megan Megan is a very prominent first name for women out of , Top % and also a very prominent last name for all people out of , Top %. The El Questro Story Patsy Millett writes I am filled with admiration for the research gone into The El Questro Story and the way Meg has brought so many threads together to make this wonderfully informative whole.It is as well, since I imagine there will be many newcomers to the land and its history, that she has started way back with the genesis and human migration section in excellent summary. The Plough Inn, Warwickshire It s a Long Way to BBC Jan , It s a Long Way to Tipperary is a song that many people will be familiar with It has been sung by generations, and was allegedly written in a Warwickshire pub. Home DuPont DuPont is using science and innovation to make the world a safer, healthier, and better place to live It s how we re helping to invent a better now. The Female Persuasion BN Exclusive Edition by Meg Featuring a reader s guide and an exclusive personal essay from Meg Wolitzer on how age and generational differences influence our relationships, power, ambition, and our

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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 DoubledayG would go on to become the book of the 1996 Frankfurt book fair, where it eventually sold to than a twenty countries MEG hit every major best seller list, including 19 on the New York Times list 7 audio , and became a popular radio series in Japan.Steve s second release, The TRENCH Meg sequel was published by Kensington Pinnacle in 1999 where it also hit best seller status His next novel, DOMAIN and its sequel, RESURRECTION were published by St Martin s Press Tor Books and were runaway best sellers in Spain, Mexico, Germany, and Italy, with the rights selling to than a dozen countries.Steve s fourth novel, GOLIATH, received rave reviews and was a big hit in Germany It is being considered for a TV series MEG Primal Waters was published in the summer of 2004 A year later his seventh novel, The LOCH, hit stores a modern day thriller about the Loch Ness Monster Steve s eighth novel, The SHELL GAME, is about the end of oil and the next 9 11 event The book was another NY Times best seller, but the stress of penning this real life story affected Steve s health, and three months after he finished the manuscript he was diagnosed with Parkinson s Disease Steve s ninth novel, MEG Hell s Aquarium, is considered to be the best of the best selling MEG series Steve says his best novel is GRIM REAPER End of Days The story, a modern day Dante s Inferno, takes place in New York when a man made plague strikes Manhattan.Steve s novels are action packed and very visual He has optioned DOMAIN, MEG and The LOCH to film producers Steve has written six original screenplays His comedy, HARLEM SHUFFLE was a semi finalist in the LA screenwriting contest, his comedy MINTZ MEATS was selected as a finalist at the Philadelphia film festival as was his psychological thriller, STRANGLEHOLD Steve s reality series, HOUSE OF BABEL won at Scriptapalooza He has also created a TV Drama, PAPA JOHN, based on his years coaching basketball with Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.Over the years, Steve has been inundated with e mail from teens who hated readinguntil they read his novels When he learned high school teachers were actually using his books in the classroom MEG had been rated 1 book for reluctant readers Steve launched Adopt An Author, a nationwide non profit program designed to encourage students to read Teachers who register for the program it s free receive giant shark posters, free curriculum materials, student author correspondence, an interactive website, and classroom conference calls visits with the author To date, over 10,000 teachers have registered, and the success rate in getting teens to read has been unprecedented Steve now spends half his work week working with high schools For information click on AdoptAnAuthorAs an author, Steve has two goals First, to continue to work hard to become a better storyteller and create exciting page turning thrillers Second, to remain accessible to his readers Steve reads and answers all e mails, uses the names and descriptions of his loyal fans as characters in all his novels, and even hires readers as editors, depending on their particular expertise.

    244 thoughts on “Meg: Origins

    • My fascination with cheesy monster stories began with the release of movies like Anaconda, Deep Blue Sea, and Lake Placid, and continues with this series of books. It's a nice, easy read with an enticingly horrific monster -- the presumed extinct, mind-numbingly large, stuff of which nautical nightmares are made Carcharodon megalodon! Gigantic prehistoric sharks on the loose = campy reading fun that is perfect for when you're stuck at home sick, tired of those dry textbooks, or need a break from [...]


    • MEG: ORIGINS is a prequel of sorts to the author's first novel, MEG, the tale of Jonas Taylor's second encounter with the Megalodon, the ancestor to the modern Great White shark, still alive in the depths of the Mariana Trench, seven miles deep, forty miles wide, heated by thermal vents.I've heard a great deal about that novel MEG, one that it had to be heavily rewritten by a ghost writer before it was publishable. Not sure if I believe that. I enjoyed it while realizing it was a first novel. Li [...]


    • " was in this area that they netted some of the biggest fossilized shark teeth of the entire voyage, including a few that dated back less than ten thousand years.""How big were the teeth?""Six to seven inches, the edges all serrated. Like a steak knife.""What kind of--""Megalodon. A prehistoric relative of the Great White shark. If you figure an inch of tooth equals ten feet of sharkwell, you get the idea.""That's a big-ass shark.""Here's the real scary part: if the teeth were less than ten thou [...]


    • -Ordeñando depredadores prehistóricos marinos.-Género. Novela corta.Lo que nos cuenta. Tras un breve prólogo en el mar de Filipinas en el último cuarto del siglo XIX, nos desplazamos en el tiempo al mismo lugar en el presente, cuando Jonas Taylor está a punto de participar en una misión secreta de exploración de la fosa de las Marianas. Precuela del libro “Meg”.¿Quiere saber más de este libro, sin spoilers? Visite:librosdeolethros/


    • This is a short book, only 80 pages, and it is the prequel for a series about a megalodon. I enjoy killer animal movies, so I of course thought this sounded interesting. It started off okay, but as it progressed it became so slow that I almost fell asleep on it. It's also far too technical in descriptions about ship equipment. Content rating: PG-13 DV me raunchy humor. And of course animal attack violence. Likely to read rest of series: Um, no.


    • This was a pretty short story, and it was sort of a train wreck in the way a movie like Jaws II is a train wreck. You just know it's not supposed to be great, so you find a bunch of fun reasons to make it great in your mind. Ok, cheesy effects ok cheesy characters crazy plot wait, suddenly it's actually lots of fun. I plan to read the rest in the series. Besides, I love this type of book!


    • This is a fast, intense read!!! If you've never read Meg (Book #1) I would start with that one first This is a prequel, but it's more of a taste. I think you'd enjoy it more if you already know Jonas. I was holding my breath through a couple scenes! So intense! :)


    • A Quick, Fun Read & Great Addition to the Meg Series!I've read the first four books in this series & just found out about this prequel AND the fifth book, Nightstalkers. This was a quick, fun read that provided some great backstory to Jonas & Mac's characters. If you haven't read this series, start with this book! If you've started the series, read this book next before continuing! Highly recommended!


    • I enjoyed the short glimpse into Taylor's backstory. I re-read Meg after reading Origins and am working my way through the rest of the series (anticipating the movie coming out next year)!


    • Loved itFast paced with interesting characters that you start rooting for right away. I of course me the Meg. I am getting more books by this author asap



    • Short but wild rideAlthough this is a short novel it brims with detail, and gives you that claustrophobic feeling of what a dive to the deepest part of the ocean might feel like.



    • Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. Okay I borrowed that tag line but if Jaws scared you then you haven’t seen anything yet. Said to have been the prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark, Megalodon could be more than 70 feet long, have over 200 seven-inch teeth in its mouth, and have a bite more powerful than Tyrannosaurus Rex. To put that in perspective a little bit these things were bigger than a Greyhound bus and could hunt and kill whales all by themselves. Ima [...]



    • Many people would characterize the Meg series as a guilty pleasure. I think it's silly to get apologetic about one's choice in entertainment, but I'd certainly admit that Alten's books are goofy. The subject matter (giant prehistoric sharks!) is so appealing, however, that I have no trouble ignoring the creaky bits and enjoying the ride.I've always liked sharks, and Alten focuses on one of the most interesting of all: Carcharodon megalodon, ancestor to the great white shark. Through some REALLY [...]


    • So now we finally know about Jonas Taylors past in this prequel to the best selling Meg series by Steve Alten's about bloody time! I've been reading this series since 2005 and I've been dying to know exactly what happened to him while in the Marianna Trench.For me while this book was lacking in length, it made up for it in the simple fact that it was from the Meg series. True I didn't like it as much as the novels but I would think that that is a given because its only about 74 pages long. I do [...]


    • I enjoy the Meg series by Steve Alten. Even though they have gotten sillier by way of plot as they go, it's still great to sit down and read through Alten's science/adventure books.Origins takes us back to the dive that started the nightmare for Jonas. (Main character of the MEG series) While this is a short e-book, I found the read mildly fun. (Getting it for free didn't hurt either)This tale reveals the details around the shark that caused Jonas to flip out and be blamed for the death of the t [...]


    • 2 stars = Not Very GoodTruly way more details about natural earth history of the Marianas Trench than required for a book about sharks. Also he repeats the same details over and over again in multiple paragraphs, for instance he describes the aggressive posture of the meg (fins pointed down, back arched up, etc) in great detail then only 2-3 paragraphs later he repeats the same exact details when all he really needed to say was "she went into an aggressive posture". I'm glad Steve Alten wrote th [...]


    • I was looking forward to the next installment when I got the email about this one :DI think if you haven't read any of the series this is a great place to start as for me because I have read the other books and they are quite action packed with lots of appearances from the Meg. This one was still good but because it is the start of the story there is more time dedicated to the characters and the build up for the following books. A short quick read as I finished it in one day.The other thing I lo [...]


    • I have loved all of the Meg books by Steve Alten since the very first. I have always been fascinated by the idea of a 90 foot long 30 ton great white shark. Whether megalodon belongs to the great white family or the mako is undetermined, but makes interesting reading. Just think of the possibilities of carnage if these sharks do truly exist today. This book takes us back to the time of the first dives into the trench and fills in a lot of the back story of the main characters. I have been eagerl [...]


    • MEG Origins was a very fast paced, intense read. This is the story that comes before Alten's first MEG book. It's a look at the beginning of Jonas Taylor's first encounter with the most monsterous great white ever. I really enjoyed the character dialog and the little tidbit about Mr. John Riley. Someday I'd love to find out where Alten gets these funny little ditties. Also, the artwork that came with this ebook version was fantastic. Along with Alten's description, the pictures will make you hop [...]


    • Picked this up as a free kindle download. I like the idea of this book, and was pleased with the length. Some of the character dialogue read very choppy and unnatural at times. However my one negative is that some of the facts felt so repeated each chapter that they didn't flow with the story very well at all. I'm all for learning and education in books, but it felt like the author was beating readers over the heads with some quick Googled facts. This is also a very rare example of me being plea [...]


    • Say whatever you want about Steve Alten's writing, but at least his books are consistently entertaining. Meg: Origins, though, is the first time one of his novels (in this case, novella) has ever bored me to tears. I wouldn't have even finished it, except that it was so short. There is virtually no story here and no character development whatsoever, just a lot of fact spewing and long descriptions of machines and various marine life. Nothing happens here that can't be inferred from reading Meg. [...]


    • This is my first book by Steve Alten. I got this book as a free kindle deal and I am so glad that I decided to get this book. I love sharks but will not set foot in the ocean ever since I was a 9 year old girl that was scared to death when watching Jaws for the very first time. It started my intrigue and love for sharks but also introduced a healthy fear of those marvelous creatures. In this book we first encounter Jonas Taylor and the Megalodon that started it all. I was hooked from the first w [...]


    • Now I have only read both the Meg and The Trench books but I haven't read the last two in the series; but I got this on for my kindle at good buy and could not turn it down.This book was hard to put down, a real thriller to say at the least. It gives a glimpse into a young Jonas Taylor before his encounter with the Megalodon that changed his life forever and plus how they introduce Mac into the story was freaking funny.A great prequel to the first Meg book and Steve Alten does not miss a beat w [...]


    • Brilliant prequel to the "Meg" series of stories. This novella really sets the scene for the subsequent novels. In this little installment we get to hear more about the hero of the book, Jonas Taylor and his first actual sighting of the megalodon and the true story of what happened on that fateful trip to the Mariana trenchExciting, and a brand new twist on all the "creature features" that have gone before.Will appeal to fans of Jaws, Jurassic park and that area of reading / movies.Brilliant, lo [...]


    • I read Meg: Novel of Deep Terror first and I prefer it to this one. I liked the back story that it gave but I was confused by the guys hunting for Meg before Jonas even saw it. How did they know she was there? Why didn't they tell anyone? I was completely lost by that and the constant jumping back and forth between the ships, more than want was needed in my opinion. I really enjoyed the Mac portion of the story and learning more about the top secret dive Jonas took when her first saw Meg. I cann [...]


    • So I finished this book within an hour or so, but wow. It really made me want to go back and read the whole series again. This is a great short story/novella completely in the same vain as all the other "Meg" series books.If you haven't read any of them yet, read this and you will soon be reading the first book in the series, and if, like myself, you've finished the entire series (that he's written so far) this will have you chomping at the bits for another addition to the "Meg" family.


    • For a prequel Meg: Origans is a good one, I liked how Steve wove the beginning of his grand adventure with the addtion of a second ship that knew of the Meg's before Jonas Taylor had his first encounter and was really lead to the location that the Sea Cliff had dove too by that same ship since they had the bright idea to try and bring a 40 foot Meg up from the depths. I recommend that this story is read after reading the first chapter of the orignal book Meg then continue on.


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