I've probably mentioned before that I keep a catalog of the books I own and have read on-line at librarything.com. I think you can find me there if you look for capewood. Every month they have a large selection of Advanced Reader Copies of new books. An ARC is a pre-publication version of a book. Usually a trade paperback sized. It may not be edited or lack a table of contents and acknowledgement pages, but otherwise is close to the final book. All you have to do is have a librarything.com account and ask for one. They also ask you to provide a brief review of the book. I've read two of them this month. Some of these books I've been posting I've also reviewed on Amazon. You can find me there as capewood as well.
The Seven Percent Solution", his first novel was the basis for the film; "Time After Time", which he directed; and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", which he directed and and mostly wrote the screenplay although he was not credited. He also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek IV and is involved in the new Star Trek: Discovery television show. I love reading about the creative process and Meyer tells a good story about his career. An added bonus is his involvement with Star Trek. It wouldn't be much of an exaggeration to say that, with Star Trek II, he saved the movie franchise.