Random House is an American book publishing company, and the largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world. It is currently owned by the larger company Penguin Random House, which was formed from a merger between Random House and Penguin Group. Random House published several books in the late 1990s based on the Godzilla franchise.
Scott Ciencin series
Random House published a series of four Godzilla novels aimed towards pre-teenage readers, all written by author Scott Ciencin.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1996)
- Godzilla Invades America (1997)
- Godzilla: Journey to Monster Island (1998)
- Godzilla vs. the Space Monster (1998)
Marc Cerasini series
A series of four Godzilla novels intended for teenage and young adult readers were published by Random House and authored by Marc Cerasini. A fifth and final novel in the series, Godzilla and the Lost Continent, was announced and ready to be published pending approval from Toho, but was then cancelled in the wake of TriStar Pictures' poorly received 1998 American GODZILLA film.
- Godzilla Returns (1996)
- Godzilla 2000 (1997)
- Godzilla at World's End (1998)
- Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters (1998)
Random House also published a series of Godzilla picture books written for young children.
- Godzilla Saves America: A Monster Showdown in 3-D! (1996) by Marc Cerasini, with illustrations by Tom Morgan and Paul Mounts
- Godzilla vs. Gigan and the Smog Monster (1996) by Alice Alfonsi, with illustrations by Motown Animation
- Godzilla on Monster Island (1996) by Jacqueline Dwyer, with illustrations by Tom Morgan and Paul Mounts
- Who's Afraid of Godzilla? (1998) by Marc Cerasini (as Di Kaiju), with illustrations by Bob Eggleton
- Godzilla Likes to Roar! (1998) by Kerry Milliron, with illustrations by Bob Eggleton
In 1998, Random House published a nonfiction encyclopedic book titled The Official Godzilla Compendium, which profiled information on all aspects of the Godzilla franchise up until 1998. The book was co-written by J.D. Lees, editor and publisher of G-Fan magazine, and Marc Cerasini.
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