Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Let’s Call It a Tie(-in)

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, “dedicated to enhancing the professional and public image of [movie, TV, and video game] tie-in writers,” today announced the nominees for its 2021 Scribe Awards. There are six prize categories, but the one that may be of foremost interest to Rap Sheet readers—“General Original Novel and Adapted Novel”—features the following contenders:

Masquerade for Murder, by Mickey Spillane and
Max Allan Collins (Titan)
Mindgame, by David J. Howe (Telos)
Day Zero: Watchdogs Legion, by James Swallow and
Josh Reynolds (Aconyte)
The Rise of Skywalker, by Rae Carson (Del Rey)

Scribe winners are to be declared on Friday, July 2, on the IAMTW’s Facebook page, beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific time.

Meanwhile, Iowa author Max Allan Collins reports in his blog that he’s been chosen to receive this year’s Faust Award for lifetime achievement from the IAMTW, an organization he co-founded with Lee Goldberg back in 2006. Collins notes that this is his “third lifetime achievement award (preceded by the Eye from the [Private Eye Writers of America] and the Grand Master Edgar from [Mystery Writers of America]), which is either an incredible honor bestowed upon me by my peers, or an indication that they think I’ve lived long enough.”

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