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Christopher Golden


USA flag (b.1967)

aka Thomas Randall, Jack Rogan

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London.

A lifelong fan of the “team-up,” Golden frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. In addition to his recent work with Tim Lebbon, he co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of multiple novels, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent and The Sisterhood, both currently in development as feature films. With Amber Benson, Golden co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name.

As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) and a network television pilot.

The author is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others.Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Children's Fiction, Thriller
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Peter Octavian / Shadow Saga
   1. Of Saints and Shadows (1994)
   2. Angel Souls and Devil Hearts (1998)
   3. Of Masques and Martyrs (1998)
   4. The Gathering Dark (2003)
   5. Waking Nightmares (2011)
   6. The Graves of Saints (2013)
   7. King of Hell (2014)
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Body of Evidence
   1. Body Bags (1999)
   2. Thief of Hearts (1999)
   3. Soul Survivor (1999)
   4. Meets the Eye (2000)
   5. Head Games (2000)
   6. Skin Deep (2000) (with Rick Hautala)
   7. Burning Bones (2001) (with Rick Hautala)
   8. Brain Trust (2001) (with Rick Hautala)
   9. Last Breath (2004) (with Rick Hautala)
   10. Throat Culture (2005) (with Rick Hautala)
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Prowlers
   1. Prowlers (2001)
   2. Laws of Nature (2001)
   3. Predator and Prey (2001)
   4. Wild Things (2002)
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OutCast (with Thomas E Sniegoski)
   1. Magic Zero (2004)
     aka The Un-Magician
   2. Dragon Secrets (2004)
   3. Ghostfire (2005)
   4. Wurm War (2005)
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Menagerie (with Thomas E Sniegoski)
   1. The Nimble Man (2004)
   2. The Tears of the Furies (2005)
   3. Stones Unturned (2006)
   4. Crashing Paradise (2007)
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Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson)
   1. Accursed (2005)
   2. Witchery (2006)
   3. Astray (2004)
   4. Initiation (2006)
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Hollow (with Ford Lytle Gilmore)
   1. Horseman (2005)
   2. Drowned (2005)
   3. Mischief (2006)
   4. Enemies (2006)
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Veil
   1. The Myth Hunters (2006)
   2. The Borderkind (2007)
   3. The Lost Ones (2008)
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Hidden Cities (with Tim Lebbon)
   1. Mind the Gap (2008)
   2. The Map of Moments (2009)
   3. The Chamber of Ten (2010)
   4. The Shadow Men (2011)
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Waking Trilogy (as by Thomas Randall)
   1. Dreams Of the Dead (2009)
   2. Spirits of the Noh (2011)
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Secret Journeys of Jack London (with Tim Lebbon)
   1. The Wild (2011)
   2. The Sea Wolves (2012)
   3. White Fangs (2013)
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Cemetery Girl Trilogy (with Charlaine Harris)
   1. The Pretenders (2014)
   2. Inheritance (2014)
   3. Haunted (2018)
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Ben Walker
   1. Ararat (2017)
   2. The Pandora Room (2019)
   3. Red Hands (2020)
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Novels
   Bikini (1995)
   Beach Blanket Psycho (1995)
   Daredevil (1996)
   Strangewood (1999)
   Straight on Til' Morning (2001)
   The Ferryman (2002)
   Storm Warning (2002) (with Thomas E Sniegoski)
     aka Force Majeure
   The Boys Are Back in Town (2004)
   Wildwood Road (2005)
   Kong (2005)
     aka King Kong
   The Seven Whistlers (2006) (with Amber Benson)
   Poison Ink (2008)
   Soulless (2008)
   The Ocean Dark (2010) (as by Jack Rogan)
   When Rose Wakes (2010)
   The Collective (2011) (as by Jack Rogan)
   Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011) (with Troy Nixey and Guillermo del Toro)
   Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth (2011)
   Battle for Arcanum (2013) (with Thomas E Sniegoski)
   Snowblind (2014)
   Sons of Anarchy: Bratva (2014)
   Tin Men (2015)
   Seize the Night (2015)
   Dead Ringers (2015)
   Indigo (2017) (with others)
   Runaways (2018)
   Blood of the Four (2018) (with Tim Lebbon)
   Road of Bones (2022)
   All Hallows (2023)
   The House of Last Resort (2024)
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Collections
   Four Dark Nights (2002) (with others)
   The Secret Backs of Things (2010)
   Tell My Sorrows To The Stones (2013)
   Four Summoner's Tales (2013) (with others)
   Don't Go Alone (2017) (with others)
   My Favorite Story (2017) (with others)
   Studio of Screams (2020) (with others)
   The Ghosts of Who You Were (2021)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Shell Collector (2004)
   Bloodstained Oz (2006) (with James A Moore)
   Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism (2012) (with Mike Mignola)
   Festival (2022) (with Tim Lebbon)
   Exquisite Corpse (2023) (with Richard Chizmar, Paul Cornell, Michelle Garza, Brian Keene, Cassandra Khaw, Stephen Kozeniewski, Melissa Lason, Nick Mamatas, Paul Tremblay and Alyssai Wong)
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Anthologies edited
   Hellboy: Odder Jobs (2004)
   British Invasion (2008) (with Tim Lebbon and James A Moore)
   The New Dead (2010)
   Zombie (2010)
   The Monster's Corner (2011)
   21st Century Dead (2012)
   Mister October, Volume I (2013)
   Mister October, Volume II (2013)
   Dark Duets (2014)
   Dark Cities (2017)
   Hark! The Herald Angels Scream (2018)
   Ten-Word Tragedies (2019) (with Tim Lebbon)
   The Twisted Book of Shadows (2019) (with James A Moore)
   Hex Life (2019) (with Rachel Autumn Deering)
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Series contributed to
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Hellboy
   The Lost Army (1997)
   The Bones of Giants (2003)
   The Dragon Pool (2007)
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Battlestar Galactica 2
   1. Armageddon (1997) (with Richard Hatch)
   2. Warhawk (1998) (with Richard Hatch)
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Gen 13
   Netherwar (1999) (with Jeff Mariotte)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer : The Lost Slayer
   1. Prophecies (2001)
   2. Dark Times (2001)
   3. King of the Dead (2001)
   4. Original Sins (2001)
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Angel
   16. The Longest Night (2002) (with Nancy Holder)
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Predator
   The Predator (2018) (with Mark Morris)
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Non fiction show
 
Christopher Golden recommends
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A Better World (2024)
Sarah Langan
"A chilling, heartbreaking exploration of our modern psyche. Sarah Langan has never been better or more insightful. There's more than one way to sell your soul, and Langan knows them all."
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Lost Man's Lane (2024)
Scott Carson
"The best Scott Carson novel yet! Horror writers are always being compared to Stephen King, quite often without the quality to back up the comparison, but here we have the real deal! In this beautifully executed coming-of-age horror, Carson weaves a tale all his own, replete with unsettling evil and the questions of love and loss, of trust and family, that plague us all. LOST MAN'S LANE creeped me out, and I loved every shiver!"
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The Haunting of Velkwood (2024)
Gwendolyn Kiste
"I absolutely loved it."

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Anthologies containing stories by Christopher Golden
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SwordPlay (2023)
edited by
Dan Brereton, James A Moore and Allison Pang
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The Best Horror of the Year Volume 14 (2022)
(Best Horror of the Year, book 14)
edited by
Ellen Datlow

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