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The 2009 Scribe Awards Nominations

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The IAMTW just announced the nominees for its 2009 Scribe Awards, which are for the best tie-novels of the year. The awards committees were kind enough to nominate my Mutant Chronicles novelization for two awards: Best Speculative Fiction Adapted and Special Gaming Scribe — Best Adapted.

See below for the full list nominees, many of which were written by good friends of mine (including fellow Alliterate member Steve Sullivan), and all of which are by excellent and talented writers. Congratulations to them all, and good luck to them in the final round—even those who are up against me! I feel blessed to be in such fantastic company, and this should make Comic-Con and Gen Con that much more fun.2009 Scribe Award Nominees Announced

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

Best Speculative Fiction Adapted

  • HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY by Bob Greenberger
  • THE MUTANT CHRONICLES by Matt Forbeck
  • STAR WARS – THE CLONE WARS: WILD SPACE by Karen Miller
  • UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS by Greg Cox

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

The highest 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.

The Third Annual Scribes will be awarded at a special ceremony at Comic-Con in San Diego July 23-29, 2009. (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 Gen Con in Indianapolis August 13-16, 2009. (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

  • THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BEYOND THE DARK PORTAL by Aaron Rosenberg & Christie Golden
  • THE MUTANT CHRONICLES by Matt Forbeck
  • 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.

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  1. My brother had a large collection of Dr. Who books when we were kids, and they were good value paperbacks back then. The new range of hardbacks is really neat, eyecatching books I always imagine would be cherished by young readers. I’d like to see Lance Parkin win to give the series some recognition it deserves for this alone.

    And good luck to yourself Matt, naturally enough. 😉

  2. My brother had a large collection of Dr. Who books when we were kids, and they were good value paperbacks back then. The new range of hardbacks is really neat, eyecatching books I always imagine would be cherished by young readers. I’d like to see Lance Parkin win to give the series some recognition it deserves for this alone.

    And good luck to yourself Matt, naturally enough. 😉

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