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.
Godzilla Books Published
Scott Ciencin Series
Random House published a series of four Godzilla novels aimed towards children, all written by author Scott Ciencin. They are:
- 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 Random House lost the license to Godzilla before it could be published.
- Godzilla Returns (1996)
- Godzilla 2000 (1997)
- Godzilla at World's End (1998)
- Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters (1999)
Random House also published a series of picture books written for young children. They include:
- Godzilla vs. Gigan and the Smog Monster (1996)
- Godzilla on Monster Island (1996)
- Who's Afraid of Godzilla? (1998)
- Godzilla Likes to Roar! (1998)
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, author of Random House's young adult Godzilla novels.