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Meg Mania

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 9th, 2009

The New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten appeared on Fox News on Friday, May 8th, promoting his latest book, MEG: Hell’s Aquarium.

MEG: Hell’s Aquarium is the fourth in Alten’s MEG series, which are all thrillers about the continued survival of Carcharodon megalodon, the 70 foot long, 70,000 pound, supposedly extinct prehistoric cousin of the extant great white shark.

Steve Alten is promoting this book throughout the summer of 2009, aided by the largest Megalodon shark jaw in existence (shown above). It is a rather remarkable way to get publicity, after all. Members of the media and the general public are more easily able to visualize the enormous size of this shark with Alten’s exhibit “A,” you must admit!

Also, Alten has this new book trailer:

Hey, the International Cryptozoology Museum would love to have a Meg mandible of its own for exhibition, but pure institutional survival is the key, first and foremost.

Consider a contribution today, and merely click to…

Thank you

Meg jaws tend to be major attractions for museums and press events!

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


5 Responses to “Meg Mania”

  1. cryptidsrus responds:

    Never read the MEG books, Loren, unfortunately.

    This might convince me to read them. Love the Jaw size! Wow!

    Probably not as good as Benchley…but I’ll give them a try. :)

  2. korollocke responds:

    Somebody Make the freaking movie already! For petes sake there making Piraniah 3-d about prehistoric hungry fishies gettting loose.

  3. MattBille responds:

    Exhibit A, has, we must remember, been discredited as an overlarge reconstruction. Still it’s a heck of an attention-grabber.

    I would love to see a top-quality movie made from Alten’s ideas. Meg is, after all, a terrifically scary creature. I suspect the problem with greenlighting a Meg movie is that there have been several cheap and terrible ones (not based on Alten’s work). Studios may ask whether it’s still worth financing a good film. (If they do, here’s how to promote it: life size cardboard reproductions of the Meg jaws in theater lobbies. People will notice.)

    I panned Alten’s first Meg book (to put it mildly) on science and on characterization. However, I think Alten got much better by the third Meg book and turned out an excellent novel on Loch Ness, with three-dimensional characters and believable science. So Hell’s Aquarium is on my reading list.

    Matt Bille

  4. korollocke responds:

    Turns out Meg will swim into theaters in 2011! If they don’t pull that off, then at least jump start the Jaws flicks again.

  5. red_pill_junkie responds:

    A movie-like trailer for a book. That’s… kind of odd.

    Still, I would love to see one day the door entrance of the Cryptozoology museum fashioned with a replica of a Meg jaw! :-)



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