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Scratchman, Big Finish, Titan Comics, and Candy Jar Books Nominated at Scribe Awards 2020

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has announced this year’s nominees for the Scribe Awards – including Tom Baker and James Goss’ brilliantly-mad Doctor Who: Scratchman, in the running to be named Best Adapted Novel (General & Speculative).

The Scribe Awards recognise excellence in tie-in media, so Big Finish has an impressive four nominations in the Best Audio Drama category, while Titan Comics’ The Thirteenth Doctor: Old Friends battles it out to be named Best Graphic Novel.

Candy Jar Books’ The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: The Midnight People by John Peel is nominated in the Young Adult & Middle-Grade category, and Lethbridge-Stewart: The HAVOC Files – Pure History by George Ivanoff is up for Best Short Story.

Scratchman was based on an outline for a cinematic Doctor Who outing, developed by Baker and his Season 12 companions, Ian Marter and Elisabeth Sladen (respectively, Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith). The idea was never picked up, but BBC Books released Baker and Goss’ adaptation last year as a full-length novel.

The winners will be announced on July 15. Good luck to all nominees!

Here are the full nominations, with Doctor Who tie-ins highlighted in bold:

Adapted Novel (General & Speculative)

  • Alita: Battle Angel by Pat Cadigan
  • Batman: The Killing Joke by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips
  • Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker and James Goss
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Greg Keyes

Audio Drama

  • The Diary of River Song: Concealed Weapon by Scott Handcock
  • Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles – Daybreak by John Pritchard
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – The Creeping Death by Roy Gill
  • Torchwood: Sargasso by Christopher Cooper
  • Warhammer: Watcher in the Rain by Alex Worley

Graphic Novel

  • Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles by Michael Green and Mike Johnson
  • Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor – Old Friends by Jody Houser
  • Pet Noir by Anne Toole, Christie Yant, and Pati Nagle
  • Star Trek: Year Five – Valentine’s Day Special by Paul Cornell
  • The Wrath of Fantômas by Olivier Bouquet

Short Story

  • Deadlands: Cookie by Shane Lacy Hensley
  • Tales of Basil and Meobis Fresh Hells: Cutter & Razz by Chris A. Jackson
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Girl’s Best Friend Matter by Bobby Nash
  • Lethbridge-Stewart: The HAVOC Files – Pure History by George Ivanoff
  • Dragonband: Queen Slayer by Jean Rabe

Young Adult and Middle-Grade

  • Battletech: Rogue Academy – Iron Dawn by Jennifer Brozek
  • Halo: Battle Born by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: The Midnight People by John Peel
  • Warhammer Adventures: Attack of the Necron by Cavan Scott
  • Warhammer Adventures: City of Lifestone by Tom Huddleston

And here are categories without Doctor Who-related nominations:

Original Novel (General)

  • Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone: The Bitterest Pill – Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer: Murder, My Love – Max Allan Collins
  • Murder, She Wrote: A Taste For Murder – John Land

Original Novel (Speculative)

  • Batman: The Court of Owls by Greg Cox
  • Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation – Collateral Damage by David Mack
  • Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War by John Jackson Miller
  • Star Wars: Galaxy Edge – Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson
  • Warhammer: The Red Feast by Gav Thorpe

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Scratchman, Big Finish, Titan Comics, and Candy Jar Books Nominated at Scribe Awards 2020

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