2017 Scribe Awards announced. Guess who?

Apologies for the lack of updates these past several days. Between travel and working to keep on track so far as pending deadlines, I’ve let this place get a little dusty. However, I’m back with some fresh updates, including a juicy one with lots of pictures from our recent visit to the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, New York.

iamtwFor now, though, I’ve got something just as awesome. I realize I’m behind on posting something about this compared to…well…the rest of the world, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less jazzed than I was when I first heard about it.

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW) has announced their nominees for this year’s Scribe Awards. Among the nominees several people I’m proud to call friends and colleagues, or just sources of inspiration and admiration. Some of the names listed are people whose work I’ve been reading for years, if not decades, which makes my being included among them pretty damned amazing. Check it out:


The Eleventh Annual Scribe Awards

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is pleased to announce the Scribe Award Nominees for 2017. Acknowledging excellence in this very competitive field, the IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. They include original works set in established universes, and adaptations of stories that have appeared in other formats and that cross all genres. Tie-in works run the gamut from westerns to mysteries to procedurals, from science fiction to fantasy to horror, from action and adventure to superheroes. Just a few examples include: Shadowrun and Pathfinder; M*A*S*H and The Mod Squad; Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The Scribe Award winners will be announced at Comic-Con San Diego in July. The exact day, time and location of the Scribes Panel including the award ceremony will be announced once it’s known.

The IAMTW thanks everyone who sent entries, all wonderful, for consideration. Congratulations to the following nominees:

Best Adapted – General and Speculative

Assassin’s Creed by Christie Golden
Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins
Suicide Squad by Marv Wolfman

Best Audio

Dark Shadows: Blood & Fire by Roy Gill
Torchwood: Broken by Joseph Lidster
Torchwood: Uncanny Valley by David Llewellyn
Doctor Who: Mouthless Dead by John Pritchard

Best General Original

24: Trial by Fire by Dayton Ward
Don Pendleton’s The Executioner: Missile Intercept by Michael Black
Murder Never Knocks by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn by Ace Atkins
Tom Clancy’s True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney

Short Fiction

“A Dangerous Cat” by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
The X-Files: “Drive Time” by Jon McGoran
The X-Files: “An Eye for an Eye” by George Ivanoff
The X-Files: “Love Lost” by Yvonne Navarro
The X-Files: “XXX” by Glenn Greenberg

Best Speculative Original

Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden
Warhammer 40,000: Warden of the Blade by David Annandale
Star Trek: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward
Supernatural: Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner

That’s quite a list of nominees, and to be on there twice? Yeah, I’m shocked and stoked at the same time. I’m shoked. Totally.

Additionally, I’m thrilled to announce that writer and friend Christie Golden has been named as this year’s recipient of the IAMTW’s Faust Award, elevating her to the level of past Grandmaster recipients in our little cabal of oft-overlooked and unappreciated licensed word pushers. Previous Grandmasters include workhorse wordsmiths like the great Alan Dean Foster, Terrance Dicks and William Johnston, Diane Duane and Donald Bain, Kevin J. Anderson and Ann Crispin, Peter David and Keith R.A. DeCandido.

So, that was a pretty good way to start a week. I’m listed with some mighty stiff competition, and as the saying goes, it’s an honor just to be nominated. In this case, it’s absolutely true. Congratulations to all of the nominees, and to the judges for each category who had to read through all the submissions to arrive at a final list and determine winners in each category.

Good luck to everyone!

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