Reading the Mark Alpert books in order means catching up to his techno-thriller novels including the Final Theory and The Omega Theory as part of his popular Final Theory series. The author (website) is a well-known American thriller, young adult, as well as sci-fi writer. I love his Final Theory series and I wish there were a third book coming out at some point.
Through his work as a contributing editor at the Scientific American magazine, he has always thrived to explain scientific and arcane concepts such as parallel universes and other dimensions to the masses. His books express his love for such esoteric ideas where he mixes science, technology, and spellbinding stories into successful and popular thrillers.
Being always fascinated by science (self-proclaimed a “science geek”) Mark Alpert majored in astrophysics at Princeton University. His undergraduate thesis was about “the application of the theory of relativity to Flatland, a hypothetical universe with only two spatial dimensions”, in a nutshell, the application of Einstein’s theory of relativity.
After graduating from the Princeton University, he took creative writing courses at the Columbia University. In 1984 he earned an M.F.A. in poetry.
His first job was that of a journalist in Claremont. In 1987 he became a reporter for the Fortune Magazine where he spent his next 5 years writing about modern technologies and computing. The magazine Popular Mechanics (which my dad was a subscriber for several years) found Mark Alpert a freelance article contributor.
His wrote and sold his first fiction short story to the Playboy magazine with the title My Life with Joanne Christiansen in 1991.
Mark Alpert also worked as a freelance reporter for Popular Mechanics, where he contributed several stories. In addition, he wrote the anchor for CNN’s show titled Moneyline, a show that ran between 1980-2003.
Around that time, the magazine Scientific American offered him a board of editors membership which he took in 1998, giving him the opportunity to write a regular column on exotic high-tech gadgets.
His debut novel Final Theory, published in 2008 was his ticket into the world of the popular high-tech thriller genre. Finally, his long life love of science paid off. The movie rights were bought by Radar Pictures, a Los Angeles production company. The successful debut novel, Final Theory, revolves around Einstein’s Unified Theory of Everything, which many scientists consider the holy grail of modern physics.
He followed with a second novel in the same series, called The Omega Theory, a book which became as successful as the first one.
After several novels for adults, he has recently published his first young adult story in The Six, a book equally geeky and equally fun, about six dying teenagers who choose to have their brains downloaded into the US Army robots in order to live on.
Currently, the author lives in Manhattan with his wife and two kids, where he works on his next novel.
Here are the Mark Alpert books in order for his high-tech thriller novels both for the adults and the young.
Final Theory Series
1. Final Theory, 2008
2. The Omega Theory, 2011
The Six Series
1. The Six, 2015
2. The Siege, 2016
3. The Silence, 2017
Other Books By Mark Alpert
The Furies, 2014
The Orion Plan, 2016