I am pleased to announce that my novelization of the film War of the Worlds: Goliath is a finalist for the 2015 Scribe Award in the Adapted Novel – General and Speculative category.
What are the Scribe Awards?
The Scribe Awards recognize excellence in the field of media tie-in writing, a craft that is (sadly) often overlooked. The awards are held at San Diego Comic Con in July.
I have some steep competition in my category, as you can see. My fellow nominees are:
by Alex Irvine
by Mark Morris
I’m honored to share the ballot with Alex Irvine, being a fan of his. I thoroughly enjoyed Transformers: Exodus and his Pacific Rim novelization, which is a previous Scribe winner. I haven’t read Mark’s work yet, but I have his Doctor Who novel Forever Autumn on my bookshelf. I think I’ll move that one to the top of my to-read pile.
This evening, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers sent out the following press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Ninth Annual Scribe Awards
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is pleased to announce the Scribe Award Nominees for 2015.
Acknowledging excellence in this very competitive field, 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. 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. Gunsmoke, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, Star Trek, Star Wars, Shadowrun, Underworld, Man from UNCLE, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, these represent just a few.
The Scribe Award winners will be announced at ComicCon San Diego in July. The exact day, time and location of the Scribes Panel including the award ceremony will be announced shortly.
IAMTW congratulates the following nominees:
BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL
24: Deadline by James Swallow
Murder She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood by Don Bain
Mike Hammer: King of the Weeds by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Homeland: Saul’s Game by Andrew Kaplan
The Killing: Uncommon Denominator by Karen Dionne
BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE
Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution by Keith R. A. DeCandido
Grimm: Chopping Block by John Passarella
Star Trek: Disavowed by David Mack
Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox
Grimm: The Killing Time by Tim Waggoner
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
Noah by Mark Morris
War of the Worlds: Goliath by Adam Whitlach
YOUNG ADULT – ALL GENRES, ORIGINAL AND ADAPTED
Spirit Animals: Blood Ties by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
Battletech: The Nellus Academy Incident by Jennifer Brozak
Penguins of Madagascar by Tracey West
Pathfinder: Hunter’s Folly by Josh Vogt
Mike Hammer: It’s in the Book by Max Collins and Mickey Spillane
Stargate: Perceptions by Diana Botsford
Pathfinder: Queen Sacrifice by Steven Savile
Tales of Valdemar: Written in the Wind by Jennifer Brozek
AUDIO Dark Shadows: The Darkest Shadow by Nev Fountain
Dark Shadows: The Devil Cat by Mark Thomas Passmore
Blake’s 7: Fortuitis by George Mann
Doctor Who: Iterations of I by John Dorney
Pathfinder Legends: The Skinsaw Murders by Cavan Scott
Good luck to all the nominees! Looking forward to hearing the results in July!