A slightly lesser known award, The Scribe awards recognise the world of “media tie-in” writing. While this field suffers from a lack of the prestige that the pure Science Fiction and Fantasy fields enjoy there is some excellent work in the area and the Scribe awards work to highlight this fact.
If you believe, and you won’t be alone, that most tie-ins are a cynical cash-in on a movie (or game’s) success then I honestly wouldn’t argue with you. However, despite this fact, there are some wonderful writers working in the field and I’d urge you to take the time to read some of the below works.
Good luck to all of the nominees!
24: Trial by Fire – Dayton Ward
Don Pendleton’s The Executioner: Missile Intercept – Michael Black
Murder Never Knocks – Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn – Ace Atkins
Tom Clancy’s True Faith and Allegiance – Mark Greaney
“A Dangerous Cat” – Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
X-Files “Drive Time” – Jon McGoran
X-Files “An Eye for an Eye” – George Ivanoff
X-Files “Love Lost” – Yvonne Navarro
X-Files “XXX” – Glenn Greenberg
Assassin’s Creed: Heresy – Christie Golden
Warhammer 40,000: Warden of the Blade – David Annandale
Star Trek: Elusive Salvation – Dayton Ward
Supernatural: Mythmaker – Tim Waggoner
Additionally the IAMTW has announced the winner of the 2017 Faust Award for outstanding achievement in the field. Their statement can be read in full below:
Warcraft. Starcraft. Star Wars. Star Trek. Christie Golden has written for all of them. She has also contributed novels to the gaming and movie universes of HALO, Invasion America, Fable, Hex, Dungeons and Dragons, Ravenloft, and Assassin’s Creed.
That is why the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is overjoyed to present Ms. Golden with the 2017 Faust Award. The talent she has brought to so many diverse franchises has thrilled numerous fanbases over the past quarter century. She has written several short stories and fifty novels, eight of which have landed on the NY Times bestseller list. In addition, she found the time to write original fiction as well.
Congratulations to Ms. Golden, the 2017 Grandmaster.