2017 Scribe Award Nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has announced the Scribe Award Nominees for 2017 on May 7.

The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books.

The winners will be announced at the San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Adapted – General and Speculative

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

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

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
  • X-Files “Drive Time” by Jon McGoran
  • X-Files “An Eye for an Eye” by George Ivanoff
  • X-Files “Love Lost” by Yvonne Navarro
  • X-Files “XXX” by Glenn Greenberg

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

2015 Scribe Awards

iamtw950x350-logo CROPThe International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced the winners of the 2015 Scribe Awards at Comic-Con International on July 10.

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL

  • Homeland: Saul’s Game by Andrew Kaplan

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE (tie)

  • Pathfinder: The Redemption Engine by James Sutter
  • Fringe: Sins of the Father by Christa Faust

ADAPTED NOVEL – GENERAL AND SPECULATIVE

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by Alex Irvine

YOUNG ADULT – ALL GENRES, ORIGINAL AND ADAPTED

  • Battletech: The Nellus Academy Incident by Jennifer Brozak

SHORT STORIES

  • Mike Hammer: It’s in the Book by Max Collins and Mickey Spillane

AUDIO

  • Doctor Who: Iterations of I by John Dorney

International Association of Media Tie-In Writers 2015 Faust Award

Grandmaster Terrance Dicks

2013 Scribe Awards

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers announced the winners of the 2013 Scribe Awards, honoring excellence in licensed tie-in writing, on July 19 at Comic-Con.

Original Novel

  • Tannhäuser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, Robert T. Jeschonek (Fantasy Flight Games)

Adapted Novel

  • Clockwork Angels, Kevin J. Anderson (ECW)

Audio

  • Dark Shadows: The Eternal Actress, Nev Fountain (Big Finish)

A. C. Crispin received the IAMTW’s Grandmaster Award and wrote in her acceptance remarks —

When I heard the name of the IAMTW’s Grandmaster Award, it struck me as ironic that it’s officially the “Faust Award.” I know this title refers to Frederick Faust, who wrote as Max Brand, but to those of us who work in media universes, it sometimes comes down to making a deal with the devil, doesn’t it? Some members of the writing profession look down on those who take on media tie-in projects as having sold out, or assume they’re lazy and can’t do the work to create “real” fiction. Those of us here all know, of course, that nothing could be further from the truth. It is every bit as challenging to write a good tie-in story as it is a good original novel. When you throw in tight deadlines, unreasonable and clueless studio minions, and the rules of story canon, it can be even more difficult than writing an original book.

But a good story is a good story, no matter what universe it is written in.

My dear friend Andre Norton once listened to me complaining about how tie-in writers aren’t respected the way they should be, and remarked, “Being a storyteller is one of the oldest and most valued professions. Without stories to lift us out of life’s problems and doldrums, where would we be? Be proud of what you do.”

Andre was a very wise lady, and her words stuck with me over the years.

Crispin’s full acceptance speech appears on her blog.

 [Via ComicMix Twitter feed.]