Update: I was informed the IAMTW had not updated the final nominees at the time this post was made, and haven’t yet. The finalists were announced this morning only at their off-site blog located in blogspot. They merged both Fiction categories into one: BEST NOVEL (GENERAL FICTION). Thus, World of Warcraft: Arthas is not among the finalists, sadly. Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Aaron Rosenberg are still in the final nominees roster.
[Outdated] The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) has nominated World of Warcraft: Arthas by Christie Golden for their Scribe Awards in the Speculative Fiction: Best Novel (Adapted) category. Christie is nominated too under the Speculative Fiction Best Novel (Original) category for STAR WARS, FATE OF THE JEDI: OMEN.
This is quite interesting and rarely seen: four other known StarCraft writers got nominated by the Scribe Awards for some of their non-Blizzard novels: Keith R.A. DeCandido (Starcraft: Ghost Nova), Kevin J. Anderson (known as Gabriel Mesta, Starcraft: Shadow of the Xel’Naga), Aaron Rosenberg (Starcraft: Queen of Blades) and William C. Dietz (Starcraft: Heaven’s Devils). Congratulations to all these writers, and good luck.
The Scribe Awards acknowledges and celebrates excellence in licensed tie-in writing novels based on TV shows, movies, and games. The Scribe Awards nominees were chosen from books published between January 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2009. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held at the Comic-Con International through July 22-25 in San Diego.
BEST NOVEL (adapted) Nominees
COUNTDOWN by Greg Cox
METAL GEAR SOLID 2 by Raymond Benson
ARTHAS: RISE OF THE LICH KING by Christie Golden