Christopher Pike (author)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people of the same name, see Christopher Pike (disambiguation).
Christopher Pike
Born Kevin Christopher McFadden
(1955-11-12) November 12, 1955 (age 59)
New York, New York
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 1985–present
Genre Horror, thriller, science fiction, young adult

Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of American author Kevin Christopher McFadden[1] (born November 12, 1955). He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction, but whose expertise is in the thriller genre.[2] The pseudonym Christopher Pike is allegedly a reference to the captain of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) in the Star Trek: The Original Series pilot.[3]

History[edit]

McFadden was born in New York in 1955, but grew up in California.[4] He attended college briefly before dropping out and working various jobs such as house painting and computer programming. He initially wrote science fiction and adult mystery, but later began writing teen thrillers due to an editor's suggestion. This resulted in the 1985 novel Slumber Party, a book about a group of teenagers who run into bizarre and violent events during a ski weekend. He has written several novels for children under the Spooksville series title, as well as several adult novels such as his 1990 book Sati.

On November 25, 1996, his book Fall into Darkness was adapted into a television movie of the same name, produced by his company Christopher Pike Productions.

Works[edit]

Young adult fiction[edit]

  • Slumber Party (1985)
  • Weekend (1986)
  • The Tachyon Web (1986)
  • Last Act (1988)
  • Spellbound (1988)
  • Gimme a Kiss (1988)
  • Scavenger Hunt (1989)
  • Remember Me (1989)
  • Fall into Darkness (1990)
  • See You Later (1990)
  • Witch (1990)
  • Whisper of Death (1991)
  • Die Softly (1991)
  • Bury Me Deep (1991)
  • Master of Murder (1992)
  • Monster (1992)
  • Road to Nowhere (1993)
  • The Eternal Enemy (1993)
  • The Immortal (1993)
  • The Wicked Heart (1993)
  • The Midnight Club (1994)
  • The Lost Mind (1995)
  • The Visitor (1995)
  • The Starlight Crystal (1996)
  • The Star Group (1997)
  • Execution of Innocence (1997)
  • Hollow Skull (1998)
  • Magic Fire (1999)
  • The Grave (1999)
  • The Secret of Ka (2010)
  • To Die For – Omnibus collects Slumber Party and Weekend (2010)
  • Time of Death – Omnibus collects Bury Me Deep and Chain Letter (2011)
  • Master of Murder – Omnibus collects Last Act and Master of Murder (2011)
  • Bound to You – Omnibus collects Spellbound and See You Later (2012)
  • Witch World (2012)
  • Black Knight - Witch World 2 (December 2nd, 2014)

Series[edit]

Cheerleaders
  • Cheerleaders #2: Getting Even (1985)

Christopher Pike only wrote one book in this forty-seven book series. Other writers of this series include Caroline B. Cooney and Diane Hoh.[5]

Chain Letter
  • Chain Letter (1986)
  • Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil (1992)
  • Chained Together – Omnibus collects Chain Letter 1 and 2. (1994)
Final Friends
  • Final Friends 1: The Party (1988)
  • Final Friends 2: The Dance (1988)
  • Final Friends 3: The Graduation (1989)
  • Final Friends Trilogy – Omnibus collects Final Friends 1, 2 and 3 (1999)
  • Until the End – Omnibus collects Final Friends 1, 2 and 3 (2011)
Remember Me (book series)
  • Remember Me (1989)
  • Remember Me 2: The Return (1994)
  • Remember Me 3: The Last Story (1995)
  • Remember Me – Omnibus collects Remember Me 1, 2 and 3 (2010)
The Last Vampire
  • The Last Vampire (1994)
  • The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood (1994)
  • The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice (1995)
  • The Last Vampire 4: Phantom (1996)
  • The Last Vampire 5: Evil Thirst (1996)
  • The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever (1996)
  • The Last Vampire 7: The Eternal Dawn (2010)
  • The Last Vampire 8: The Shadow of Death (2011)
  • The Last Vampire 9: The Sacred Veil (2013)
Thirst (omnibus editions of The Last Vampire)
  • Thirst No. 1 – Omnibus collects The Last Vampire 1, 2 and 3. (2009)
  • Thirst No. 2 – Omnibus collects The Last Vampire 4, 5 and 6. (2010)
  • Thirst No. 3The Last Vampire 7: The Eternal Dawn (2010)
  • Thirst No. 4The Last Vampire 8: The Shadow of Death (2011)
  • Thirst No. 5The Last Vampire 9: The Sacred Veil (March 5, 2013)
Spooksville
  • Spooksville – series of 24 children's books (1995–1999)
Alosha
  • Alosha (2004)
  • The Shaktra (2005)
  • The Yanti (2006)
  • Nemi (TBA)

Short stories[edit]

  • Tales of Terror – Six original short stories, includes a Master of Murder sequel: The Fan from Hell (1997)
  • Tales of Terror #2 – Five original short stories, includes a Master of Murder sequel: The Burning Witch (1998)

Anthologies[edit]

  • Thirteen: 13 Tales of Horror by 13 Masters of Horror – ed. T. Pines; contains Pike's stories Collect Call and Collect Call 2: The Black Walker (1991)
  • 666: The Number of the Beast – contains Pike's story Saving Face (2007)

Adult fiction[edit]

  • Sati (1990)
  • The Season of Passage (1992)
  • The Listeners (1995)
  • The Cold One (1995)
  • Seedling (planned sequel to The Cold One never written)[6]
  • The Blind Mirror (2003)
  • Falling (2007)
  • The Sixth Door (TBA)

References[edit]

External links[edit]