Books The Worst Book Awards Ever
posted by April 4 at 11:54 AMon
I thought the Quills were the worst book awards ever, but I have been suitably chastened. Ladies and gentlemen, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers will present the second annual Scribe Awards this summer. These awards will go to the best novelization of a movie, tv show or video game of the past year. Shouldn’t these be called the “Hackies?” Here’s an abridged list of nominees:
Best General Fiction Original
* CSI NY: Deluge by Stuart M. Kaminsky
* Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants by Lee Goldberg
* Murder She Wrote: Panning for Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
* Criminal Minds: Jump Cut by Max Allan Collins
Best Speculative Original
* Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson
* Stargate Atlantis Casualties of War by Elizabeth Christiansen
* Star Trek: Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Best Game-Related Original (Special Scribe Award)
* Hitman by William Dietz
* Forge of the Mindslayers by Tim Waggoner
* Night of the Long Shadows by Paul Crilley
Best Speculative Adapted
* Resident Evil: Extinction by Keith R.A. DeCandido
* 52: The Novel by Greg Cox
* 30 Days of Night by Tim Lebbon
The association’s Grandmaster Award, which honors “a writer for his extensive and exceptional work in the tie-in field,” goes to Alan Dean Foster, author of novelizations for Star Wars, the animated Star Trek series, Alien, Black Hole, Starman, Outland, Pale Rider and Alien Nation.
The Scribe Awards will be given at the Comic Con show in San Diego, Calif., in July, and the special gaming scribes will be awarded at Gen Con Indy in August.
I really hope Jessica Fletcher finally wins her award. She’s been through so much, the poor dear.
(Thanks to Slog tipper Steve.)