The 2009 Scribe Awards

3756026158_d8d665a196.jpgAt Comic-Con, the IAMTW announced the results of its annual Scribe Awards. As you might recall, my novelization of the Mutant Chronicles film was nominated for Speculative Fiction, Best Novel, Adapted. It lost out to Bob Greenberger‘s excellent Hellboy II novelization, but I got to sit between Bob and Jim Rollins on the panel. They both won awards, and basking in their reflected glow took the sting right out of the loss.  

It really was an honor to sit on stage with all the nominees who could make it to Comic-Con, many of whom I met there in person for the first time. Keith R. A. DeCandido gave a clever Grandmaster acceptance speech, and Lee Goldberg did yeoman’s work leading the post-ceremony panel. We had lots of different people on the panel, and it’s not easy to come up with enough great questions for everyone to chip in on, but he handled it well.

The photo here comes from Lee’s Flickr set of the event. Check out the rest of the pictures there, and see below for the full awards results.  

2009 SCRIBE AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES

(winners are noted with asterisks. The winners of the special gaming scribes will be presented/announced at GenCon later this summer).

GENERAL FICTION
BEST NOVEL—ORIGINAL
**CSI: HEADHUNTER by Greg Cox
BURN NOTICE: THE FIX by Tod Goldberg
CRIMINAL MINDS: FINISHING SCHOOL by Max Allan Collins

BEST NOVEL—ADAPTED
**INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL by James Rollins
DEATH DEFYING ACTS by Greg Cox
THE TUDORS: KING TAKES QUEEN by Elizabeth Massie
THE WACKNESS by Dale C. Phillips
THE X FILES: I WANT TO BEL IEVE by Max Allan Collins

SPECULATIVE FICTION

BEST NOVEL—ORIGINAL
**STAR TREK TEROK NOR: DAY OF THE VIPERS by James Swallow
GHOST WHISPERER: REVENGE by Doranna Durgin
RAVENLOFT: THE COVENANT, HEAVEN’S BONES by Samantha Henderson
STARGATE SG-1: HYDRA by Holly Scott & Jaime Duncan

BEST NOVEL—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

YOUNG ADULT—ALL GENRES

BEST NOVEL—ORIGINAL
**PRIMEVAL: SHADOW OF THE JAGUAR by Steven Savile
DR. WHO: THE EYELESS by Lance Parkin
DISNEY CLUB PENGUIN: STOWAWAY! ADVENTURES AT SEA by Tracey West

BEST NOVEL—ADAPTED
**JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D by Tracey West
IRON MAN: THE JUNIOR NOVEL by Stephen D. Sullivan
THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JUNIOR NOVEL by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon

THE GRANDMASTER AWARD
KEITH R.A. DeCANDIDO

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