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Steve Alten

Biography:

Steve Alten, a native of Philadelphia, holds a Bachelors degree in Physical Education from Penn State University, a Master in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate degree in Sports Administration from Temple University. His first book, MEG; A Novel of Deep Terror was a N.Y.Times bestseller and was sold in more than a dozen countries.

As an author, Steve has two goals. First, to continue to work hard to become a better storyteller and create 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 his books, and even hires readers as editors, depending on their particular expertise. To date, he has worked with a submarine expert, United States Army Ranger, Maximum Security Prison Guard, technician on the X-33 project, a Physics & Chemistry Professor, a former NASA rocket scientist, a nano-computer expert, a technician at the Kennedy Space Center, and one very crazy parachute enthusiast.

Past Shows:

UFOs & Kenneth Arnold

UFO researcher Paola Harris was joined by Kim Arnold, the daughter of Kenneth Arnold, the pilot who coined the phrase "flying saucer," after he witnessed a series of strange tailless craft flying in formation near Mt. Rainier on June 24, 1947. First hour guest, author Steve Alten talked about his latest work looking at the Mayan calendar and doomsday prophecies. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Secret Door XII

On Thanksgiving night, George Noory opened the Secret Door to four different surprise guests: Prophecy expert John Hogue shared insights and predictions, Steve Alten discussed end-of-days scenarios. Relationship expert John Gray talked about health and supplements, and in the last hour researcher Lloyd Pye spoke about human origins and the Star Child skull. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Mysterious Locations & Creatures

Author, researcher, and archaeologist David Hatcher Childress spoke about a variety of mysterious and sometimes ancient places and creatures. There is evidence of ancient visitors to the New World, who may have come here by boat as far back as 1,000 to 2,000 BC, he said. First hour guest, author Steve Alten, shared his analysis of a photo purported to be the Loch Ness Monster. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Telepathy & Technology

Lecturer and author Dr. Nick Begich discussed the latest research on telepathy in the battlefield, where brain waves alone can give commands. First hour guest, author Steve Alten talked about his new novel, MEG: Hell's Aquarium, which deals with a devastating sea creature called the Megalodon which could weigh up to 100,000 lbs. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Mayan Calendar & 2012

Best-selling author Steve Alten returned for a discussion on the Mayan Calendar's 2,000 year old prophecy which he explored in his novels Domain and Resurrection. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Lunacy Line & Bertha

During Open Lines, George set up a 'lunacy line' for callers who wanted to comment on the craziness they see around the world. ... More »

Host: George Noory

A Morgus Surprise

During Open Lines George offered a 'surprise' hotline and was himself surprised when New Orleans-based television personality Dr. Morgus instantly 'teleported' into the LA studio while they were chatting on the phone. The two fielded calls together, then later in the show Morgus asked George to help him with an experiment.Morgus explained he could use his superior powers of mind over matter to stop a punch in mid-motion, so George reluctantly agreed to take a swing at him. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Shipwrecks & Haunted Lighthouses

Documentarian and maritime historian Mark Gumbinger shared tales of American shipwrecks and haunted lighthouses. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Truth About Nessie

Author Steve Alten shared his surprising research about the Loch Ness Monster, which indicates the creature is not similar to a plesiosaurus, but rather it's a huge predatory eel-like creature. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Cyborgs and Super Computers

Author Steve Alten spoke about technology issues, cyborgs, DNA, and super computers, as Barbara's guest on Sunday night. ... More »

Host: Barbara Simpson

Steve Alten

Terrorism. Acts of Oppression. The threat of nuclear war. What if one madman aboard a vessel could end these fears forever? "Goliath", the latest thriller penned by New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten, is about a victim of terrorism, Simon Covah, who steals the Goliath, a futuristic nuclear stealth submarine. Covah intends to use the Goliath's nuclear arsenal to stop global oppression and terrorism. ... More »

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