Random House

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Random House is an American book publishing company, and the largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world due in part to its many imprints and subsidiaries. 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. Prior to these, the company twice published adaptations of King Kong.

Godzilla books

Scott Ciencin series

Random House published a series of four Godzilla novels aimed towards pre-teenage readers, all written by author Scott Ciencin.

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.

Picture books

Random House also published a series of Godzilla picture books written for young children.


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.

King Kong books


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