Christopher Golden (born July 15, 1967) is an American author of horror, fantasy, and suspense novels for adults, teens and young readers who wrote the novel Alien: River of Pain, as well as the short story Blowback for the anthology Aliens: Bug Hunt. He also co-wrote the novelisation of The Predator with Mark Morris.


Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. He is a graduate of Tufts University. As well as novels, Golden has also written comic books and video games and co-written the online animated series Ghosts of Albion with actress/writer/director Amber Benson. He wrote the introduction to the now collectible 200-copy, slipcased edition of Joe Hill's book of short stories titled 20th Century Ghosts.



  • Golden and James A. Moore (who wrote the second book in the 2014 Alien novel trilogy) have worked together before writing the Alien books; the book Bloodstained Oz was authored by Moore co-authored by Golden and Golden wrote the video game Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, which Moore wrote a novelization of (with the same name).


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