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 1990's based on the Godzilla franchise.
Scott Ciencin Series
Random House published a series of four Godzilla novels aimed towards children, 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
Four Godzilla novels intended for young adult readers were published by Random House and authored by Marc Cerasini. A fifth novel, Godzilla and the Lost Continent, was planned, but was 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 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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