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Golden, Christopher

Entry updated 6 April 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1967-    ) US author, prolific and successful for his many fantasy and horror novels, who is given an entry here mainly for some sf Ties published early in his career. Some of his horror evokes Horror in SF tonalities, like Snowblind (2014), in which a "Great Storm" feels almost planetary in its violence and implications, though the story itself is a classic Answered Prayer tale [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]; and the Old Gods topoi activated in Ararat (2017) are evocative of H P Lovecraft. No attempt has been made to list his numerous non-sf singletons and series, tied or untied. Of some sf interest are his links to Marvel Comics Superheroes, beginning with Daredevil: Predator's Smile (1996) and continuing with an X-Men sequence beginning with X-Men: Mutant Empire #1: Siege (1996) (see X-Men). The Hidden Cities sequence with Tim Lebbon [whom see for details] offers Equipoisal explanations of the true history of some great Cities. Some singletons – like Tin Men (2015), which intriguingly features a crew of humans trapped virtually into their Mecha as the world collapses – are sf. The competence of this work is readily apparent. [JC]

Christopher Golden

born Massachusetts: 15 July 1967

works (highly selected)




see also below under works as editor: series: Hellboy

  • The Lost Army (Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books, 1997) [Hellboy: illus/pb/Mike Mignola]
  • The Bones of Giants (New York: Pocket Star Books, 2004) [Hellboy: illus/pb/Mike Mignola]
  • The Dragon Pool (New York: Pocket Star Books, 2007) [Hellboy: illus/pb/Mike Mignola]

Hidden Cities

The Secret Journeys of Jack London

  • The Wild (New York: HarperCollins, 2011) with Tim Lebbon [Secret Journeys of Jack London: hb/]
  • The Sea Wolves (New York: HarperCollins, 2012) with Tim Lebbon [Secret Journeys of Jack London: hb/]

Ben Walker

  • Ararat (New York: St Martin's Press, 2017) [Ben Walker: hb/]
  • The Pandora Room (New York: St Martin's Press, 2019) [Ben Walker: hb/]
  • Red Hands (New York: St Martin's Press, 2020) [Ben Walker: hb/]

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