The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers
is pleased to announce this year's nominees for the 2009 Scribe Awards,
which honor excellence in licensed tie-in writing—novels based on TV
shows, movies, and games. The nominees for this year's awards are:
Best General Fiction Original
BURN NOTICE: THE FIX by Tod Goldberg
CRIMINAL MINDS: FINISHING SCHOOL by Max Allan Collins
CSI: HEADHUNTER by Greg Cox
Best General Fiction Adapted
DEATH DEFYING ACTS by Greg Cox
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL by James Rollins
THE TUDORS: KING TAKES QUEEN by Elizabeth Massie
THE WACKNESS by Dale C. Phillips
X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE by Max Allan Collins
Best Speculative Fiction Original
GHOST WHISPERER: REVENGE by Doranna Durgin
RAVENLOFT: THE COVENANT, HEAVEN'S BONES by Samantha Henderson
STARGATE SG-1: HYDRA by Holly Scott & Jamie Duncan
STAR TREK: TEROK NOR, DAY OF THE VIPERS by James Swallow
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY by Bob Greenberger
STAR WARS – THE CLONE WARS: WILD SPACE by Karen Miller
Best Young Adult Original
DR. WHO: THE EYELESS by Lance Parkin
PRIMEVAL: SHADOW OF THE JAGUAR by Steven Savile
DISNEY CLUB PENGUIN: STOWAWAY! ADVENTURES AT SEA by Tracey West
Best Young Adult Adapted
IRON MAN: THE JUNIOR NOVEL by Stephen D. Sullivan
THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JUNIOR NOVEL by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohen
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D by Tracey West
est honor the IAMTW can bestow is the Grandmaster Award, which recognizes a writer for his or her extensive and exceptional work in the tie-in field. This year's honoree is KEITH R.A. DeCANDIDO. He has written over thirty novels, most of them original tie-ins or novelizations. His work includes many Star Trek novels, as well as original books in the CSI: NY and Supernatural tie-in series, to name just a few.
Third Annual Scribes will be awarded at a special ceremony at Comic-Con
in San Diego July 23-29. (Specific date and time to be announced)
The IAMTW also awards two Special Gaming Scribes, honoring excellence in game-related tie-ins. Those awards are given at GenCon in Indianapolis August 13-16 2009 (http://www.gencon.com/2009/indy/default.aspx. Specific date and time of the ceremony to be announced) The nominees are:
Special Gaming Scribe – Best Original
EBERRON: THE INQUISITIVES, THE DARKWOOD MASK by Jeff LaSala
DRAGONLANCE: DEATH MARCH
by Jean Rabe
EBERRON: THE DOOM OF KINGS by Don Bassingthwaite
WARHAMMER: ELFSLAYER by Nathan Long
Special Gaming Scribe – Best Adapted
METAL GEAR SOLID by Raymond Benson For more information about the IAMTW (I AM a Tie-in Writer), please visit our site at www.iamtw.org
Congratulations to all the nominees and special thanks to all of our judges for their hard work.
5 thoughts on “2009 Scribe Award Nominees Announced”
Was the Psych book published after the deadline for consideration this year?
I’m curious as to why the INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL novelization is nominated as general fiction instead of speculative fiction. [Spoiler alert] If a Spielberg movie about aliens and flying saucers isn’t speculative fiction, what is?
PSYCH came out after Jan 1, 2009.
Rollins submitted the book in that category. He made the call…the same way that Doranna Durgin decided GHOST WHISPERER was more speculative fiction than general fiction…and it worked out for them both!
I was going to ask the same thing about the Psych book. I rarely buy tie-ins, not because of any bias, but simply because I don’t watch most of the TV series that inspire these novels. Even though it’s never going to happen, I’d love to see a Wire novel by David Simon, a Shield novel by Shawn Ryan (or Jeff Mariotte, who did a comic book based on the series) or even a Deadwood novel by David Milch (but I’ll settle for James Reasoner’s excellent yet unrelated Deadwood novels).
Although I’ve never seen an episode of Psych, I bought the book on a whim and really enjoyed it. The novel is very funny and can definitely stand on its own merits. It could easily appeal to Chris Moore’s readers. The wacky relationship and silly banter between the two main characters provides for some great moments.
Speaking of Mariotte, I’m surprised that he didn’t get any nominations. He’s a good writer and I understand he’s written a lot of tie-ins.
Hey, thanks for running my cover!