April 12th, 2013


Scribe Award nominees announced!

Here are the nominees for the Scribe Awards, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, the only awards that are given specifically to franchise fiction (since every other major awards treats tie-ins as akin to the sputum on their shoes):
    Original Novel
    Star Trek: Rings of Time by Greg Cox
    Tannhäuser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows by Robert T. Jeschonek
    Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations Book 1: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack
    Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell
    Pathfinder: City of the Fallen Sky by Tim Pratt
    Dungeons and Dragons Online: Skein of Shadows by Marsheila Rockwell
    Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die! by Mickey Spillane & Max Collins

    Adapted Novel
    Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson
    Batman: The Dark Knight Rises by Greg Cox
    Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (YA novelization) by Stacia Deutsch
    Poptropica: Astroknights Island by Tracey West

    Dark Shadows: The Eternal Actress by Nev Fountain
    Dark Shadows: Dress Me in Dark Dreams by Marty Ross
    Doctor Who: Companion Chronicles: Project Nirvana by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright

Congrats to all the nominees! The winners will be announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July.
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    "This is Not Love" by Jethro Tull
TNG Rewatch

Star Trek: The Next Generation Movie Rewatch: First Contact

"The line must be drawn here!" "It's my first ray-gun." "Assimilate this!" "Rock and roll!" "He's nuts!" "Watch your caboose, Dix." "To hell with our orders." "I'm a doctor, not a doorstop." "Tough little ship." "Little!?" "You broke your little ships." "Resistance is futile." The TNG Movie Rewatch continues with my look at First Contact.

An excerpt:
Cochrane is incredibly uncomfortable with the hero worship he’s getting from the Enterprise crew. The tipping point is Barclay fangoobering him and La Forge telling him about the statue that will be erected in his honor (and also that he went to Zefram Cochrane High School), and Cochrane runs away. Riker and La Forge catch up to him, but he refuses to go back (“I don’t want to be a statue!”). Riker finally just shoots him on stun and has done with it.

Also check out Emily Asher-Perrin's look at Generations. Look for Insurrection and Nemesis next Tuesday and Friday, respectively.
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    "Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die" by Jethro Tull
NYY, melky

Yankees turn triple play!

In the holy-shit category, the Yankees turned a triple play tonight against the Orioles. This is notable from my perspective because, after watching baseball since 1976, this is the first time I've seen a triple play as it happened. It was a weird one, too, scored 4-6-5-6-5-3-4. Yes, really.

Here's a GIF:

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    the postgame show on YES