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2018 Scribe Awards nominees announced

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW) has announced its slate of nominees for this year’s Scribe Awards. Among the nominees are several authors who I’m proud to call my friends and colleagues. I’m also excited to say that I have a work on this year’s short list, my Star Trek: Discovery novel Desperate Hours is a nominee in the Best Original Speculative Novel category.

My best wishes to all of them, and my heartiest congratulations to my old friend Greg Cox, who has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the IAMTW’s Faust Award, which recognizes his outstanding career of achievement and elevates him to “grandmaster” status within the organization.


This year’s list of nominated works:

Short Story
Planet of the Apes: “Banana Republic” by Jonathan Maberry
Joe Ledger: “Ganbatte” by Keith DeCandido
Planet of the Apes: “Murderers’ Row” by John Jackson Miller
Planet of the Apes: “Pacing Place” by Bob Mayer
Deadworld: “Rear Guard” by Sarah Stegall
Predator: “Storm Blood” by Peter Wacks and David Boop

Adapted Speculative and General
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet by James Goss
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter by Tim Waggoner
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Christie Golden
Kong: Skull Island by Tim Lebbon

Original Speculative
The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox
Interface Zero: Solar Singularity by Peter J. Wacks, Guy Anthony Demarco, and Josh Vogt
Halo: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck
Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours by David Mack
Supernatural: The Usual Sacrifices by Yvonne Navarro

Original General
Don Pendleton’s The Executioner: Fatal Prescription by Michael A. Black
The Will to Kill by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet: A Jesse Stone Novel by Reed Farrel Coleman

Young Adult Original
Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space – The Cold  by Cavan Scott
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End by Keith R. A. DeCandido
X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry

Audio
Doctor Who: Across the Darkened City by David Bartlett
Doctor Who: Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton
Warhammer 40,000: Agent of the Throne, Blood and Lies by John French
Torchwood: Cascade by Scott Handcock
Torchwood: The Dying Room by Lizzie Hopley


The Scribe Award winners will be announced in July, at the San Diego Comic-Con International.

ROGUE wins a Scribe Award!

ROGUE_ScribeAwardI just got some really unexpected and wonderful news from my friend Glenn Hauman.

He just accepted an award on my behalf, for Best Original Novel, General Fiction, which was bestowed upon my novel 24: Rogue by the judges of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers10th Annual Scribe Awards.

The press release with information about all the winners is included below. Let me extend my thanks to the IAMTW, the Scribe judges, my editor Melissa Frain at Tor Books, and my good friends James Swallow and Dayton Ward — the latter of whom also takes home a Scribe tonight! Woo-hoo!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tenth Annual Scribe Awards Winners

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is thrilled to announce the Scribe Award Winners for 2016.
IAMTW thanks everyone who sent entries, all wonderful, for consideration. Congratulations to the following nominees. Added congratulations to the winners in blue below.

24rogue_largeBEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL
Elementary:The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher
Kill Me, Darling by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Don Pendleton’s Mack Bolan: Desert Falcons by Michael A. Black
24: Rogue by David Mack

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE
Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry
HALO: Last Light by Troy Denning
HALO: New Blood by Matt Forbeck
Pathfinder: Forge of Ashes by Josh Vogt
Shadowrun: Borrowed Time by R. L. King
Star Trek The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward
Star Trek Seekers 3: Long Shot by David Mack

ADAPTED NOVEL – GENERAL AND SPECULATIVE
Backcountry by D. E. McDonald
Batman: Arkham Knight by Marv Wolfman
Crimson Peak by Nancy Holder
MANOS ­­­– The Hands of Fate by Stephen D. Sullivan
Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

SHORT STORIES
Mike Hammer The Strand “Fallout” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Shadowrun: World of Shadows “Swamp of Spirits” by Jason M. Hardy
The X-Files: Trust No One “Back in El Paso My Life Will Be Worthless” by Keith R. A. DeCandido
The X-Files: Trust No One “Dusk” by Paul Crilley
The X-Files: Trust No OneNon Gratum Anus Rodentum” by Brian Keene
The X-Files: Trust No One “Statues” by Kevin J. Anderson

AUDIO
Dark Shadows “Bloodlust” by Alan Flanagan, Will Howells and Joseph Lidster
Dark Shadows “In the Twinkling of an Eye” Penelope Faith
Doctor Who “The Red Lady” by John Dorney
Doctor Who “Damaged Goods” by Jonathan Morris
Pathfinder Legends: “Mummy’s Mask: Empty Graves” by Cavan Scott

Scribe Award nominations!

24rogue_promoGood news, everyone: last Thursday my work was nominated in two categories for the next Scribe Awards, which are presented annually by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (or IAMTW).

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 cross all genres. seekers3_promoTie-in works run the gamut from westerns to mysteries to procedurals, from science fiction to fantasy to horror, from action and adventure to superheroes. HALO, Elementary, 24, Star Trek, Mike Hammer, Star Wars, Shadowrun, and Doctor Who represent just a few.
The Scribe Award winners will be announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July. The exact day, time and location of the Scribes Panel including the award ceremony will be announced shortly.

Nominated in the category of Best Original Novel – General Fiction was my action-thriller 24: Rogue. In the category of Best Original Novel – Speculative Fiction, I received a nomination for Star Trek: Seekers #3 – Long Shot. These constitute my fourth and fifth nominations for Scribe Awards.

For the curious, here is the complete listing of 2016’s Scribe Award nominees in all categories:


BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL

Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher
Kill Me, Darling by M. Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Mack Bolan: Desert Falcons by Michael A. Black
24: Rogue by David Mack

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE

Deadlands: Ghostwalker by Jonathan Maberry
HALO: Last Light by Troy Denning
HALO: New Blood by Matt Forbeck
Pathfinder: Forged in Ashes by Josh Vogt
Shadowrun: Borrowed Time by R. L. King
Star Trek The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward
Star Trek: Seekers #3 – Long Shot by David Mack

ADAPTED NOVEL – GENERAL AND SPECULATIVE

Backcountry by D. E. McDonald
Batman:Arkham Knight by Marv Wolfman
Crimson Peak by Nancy Holder
MANOS ­­­– The Hands of Fate by Stephen D. Sullivan
Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

SHORT STORIES

Mike Hammer “Fallout” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Shadowrun “Swamp of Spirits” by Jason Hardy
X-Files “Back in El Paso My Life Will Be Worthless” by Keith R. A. DeCandido
X-Files “Dusk” by Paul Crilley
X-FilesNon Gratum Anus Rodentum” by Brian Keene
X-Files “Statues” by Kevin J. Anderson

AUDIO

Dark Shadows “Bloodlust” by Alan Flanagan, Will Howells and Joseph Lidste
Dark Shadows “In the Twinkling of an Eye” Penelope Faith
Dr. Who “The Red Lady” by John Dorney
Dr. Who “Damaged Goods” by Jonathan Morris
Pathfinder Legends: “Empty Graves” by Cavan Scott

Good luck to all the nominees — and let’s see if the fourth or fifth time is the charm for me.

DISAVOWED is a Scribe Award nominee

Just learned (thanks to a Facebook post by my esteemed colleague Matt Forbeck) that my recent Locus Magazine #1 bestseller, Section 31: Disavowed, has been selected as a nominee for this year’s Scribe Award in the always hotly contested Best Original Speculative Novel category.

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If past experience is any guide, I’m not going to win, not in a field so rich with other deserving works by authors of great talent and experience. I mean, c’mon — my novel is up against works by Keith R.A. DeCandido (an IAMTW Grand Master), John Passarella, Greg Cox (one of the masters of the genre), Tim Waggoner (one of the best horror/fantasy writers around), James Sutter, and Christa Faust (a past Scribe winner for Best Novel – Adapted).

I know my book has no chance of coming out on top in a field this fierce. But once again, it’s nice to be nominated.

Also, a special shout-out of congrats to my pal James Swallow, whose novel 24: Deadline has garnered a nomination in the Best Novel – Original category. Go get ’em, James!

My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all of this year’s Scribe nominees, in all the categories.

 

Meet the 2012 Scribe Award nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) has just announced the nominees for its next round of Scribe Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of writing for media tie-in franchises (such as Star Wars, Star Trek, or any property that exists in another medium, such as comics, games, film, or TV).

This year’s big surprise: something I wrote actually received a nomination. Which means that when the winners are announced this July at the IAMTW’s panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, I will get to say the immortal words, “It’s an honor just to have been nominated.”

Here is the full list of this year’s nominees, by category:

Original Novel
Star Trek: The Rings of Time by Greg Cox
Tannhäuser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows by Robert T. Jeschonek
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Cold Equations, Book 1: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack
Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell
Pathfinder: City of the Fallen Sky by Tim Pratt
Dungeons and Dragons Online: Skein of Shadows by Marsheila Rockwell
Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die! by Mickey Spillane & Max Collins

Adapted Novel
Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises by Greg Cox
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (YA novelization) by Stacia Deutsch
Poptropica: Astroknights Island by Tracey West

Audio
Dark Shadows: The Eternal Actress by Nev Fountain
Dark Shadows: Dress Me in Dark Dreams by Marty Ross
Doctor Who: Companion Chronicles: Project Nirvana by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright

My congratulations and best wishes go out to all the other nominees, especially my friends Greg Cox and Kevin J. Anderson.

 

Scribe nominees interview

What could be more compelling (aside from careful observation growing grass or drying paint) than an interview with six Scribe Award-nominated authors about their nominated works and their views on media tie-in writing? Nothing, that’s what! Click on over to Jonathan Maberry’s Big, Scary Blog to read his interview with the nominees in the IAMTW‘s most hotly contested award category, Best Speculative Original Novel.

My tome Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire is on that list of nominated works, and I join fellow nominees Keith R.A. DeCandido (Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon), Matt Forbeck & Jeff Grubb (Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon), Sean Williams (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II), and Nathan Long (Warhammer: Bloodborn: Ulrika the Vampire) for a virtual roundtable discussion.

A sample of my loquacious genius in action:

BIG SCARY BLOG: What makes a really good media tie-in book?

DAVID MACK: Other than good writing and storytelling? A passion for the universe and characters is essential, in my opinion. More than that, I think it’s important to have respect for the source material one is working from. I won’t name the franchises, but I have on a few occasions turned down offers to write novels because I just couldn’t get excited about the core property, and I was concerned that my lack of enthusiasm for the material might come through in my writing. Licensors, publishers, and fans all deserve better than that for their money, in my opinion.

And there’s more where that came from. Go check it out and leave a comment so Jonathan will know you were there.

I’m a Scribe Awards nominee!

At long last I get to utter the face-saving banality, “it’s an honor just to be nominated.” My novel Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire has been nominated for a Scribe Award, which honors excellence in the field of a movie/TV/game tie-in literature, in the Speculative Original category (in other words, an original narrative in the science fiction or fantasy genres).

Here’s the official press release from The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW), which sponsors and bestows the annual Scribe Awards:

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers is proud to announce the 2011 Scribe Award nominees for excellence in licensed tie-in writing — novels based on TV shows, movies, and games – and this year’s Grandmaster, honoring career achievement in the field.

This year’s Grandmaster is Peter David, who has worked in television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction, and audio), short stories, and comic books. He’s the acclaimed author of over fifty novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His extraordinarily prolific output of consistently excellent books includes two dozen original Star Trek novels, three Babylon 5 novels and novelizations of such major motion pictures as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and The Hulk.

David is also one of the most successful and acclaimed comic book scripters in the business with popular runs on such titles as Supergirl, Star Trek, Wolverine and, in particular, his work on The Incredible Hulk franchise (in comics as well as books). His many awards include the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. He lives in New York with his wife Kathleen and their three children.

Our 2011 Scribe Nominees are:

GENERAL ORIGINAL
CSI: SHOCK TREATMENT by Greg Cox
BURN NOTICE: THE GIVEAWAY by Tod Goldberg
MIKE HAMMER: THE BIG BANG by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane
MURDER SHE WROTE: The Queen’s Jewels by Donald Bain
PSYCH: THE CALL OF THE MILD by William Rabkin
SAVING GRACE: TOUGH LOVE by Nancy Holder

SPECULATIVE ORIGINAL
GUILD WARS: GHOSTS OF ASCALON by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb
STAR TREK: MIRROR UNIVERSE: THE SORROWS OF EMPIRE by David Mack
STAR WARS: FORCE UNLEASHED II by Sean Williams
SUPERNATURAL: HEART OF THE DRAGON by Keith R. A. DeCandido
WARHAMMER: BLOODBORN: ULRIKA THE VAMPIRE by Nathan Long

BEST ADAPTATION
FINAL CRISIS by Greg Cox
GOD OF WAR by Matthew Stover & Robert E. Vardeman
THE WOLFMAN by Jonathan Maberry

BEST YOUNG ADULT
ALPHA & OMEGA: THE JUNIOR NOVEL by Aaron Rosenberg
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: ALDWYNS ACADEMY by Nathan Meyer
THUNDERBIRDS: SITUATION CRITICAL by Joan Marie Yerba

The Fifth Annual Scribe Awards will be given at a ceremony and panel discussion held during Comic Con International in San Diego in July 2011. Details will be announced soon.

As you can see, my book is up against some impressive competition in the Speculative Original category. I’m flattered to find my work on the short list; I extend my congratulations and best wishes to all my fellow nominees, and I thank the Scribe judges for their consideration.

Tune in again in late July to find out who the winners are!