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International Association of Media Tie-In Writers 2017 Faust Award
Warcraft. Starcraft. Star Wars. Star Trek. Christie Golden has written for all of them. As if that were not accomplishment enough, she has also contributed novels to the gaming and movie universes of HALO, Invasion America, Fable, Hex, Dungons and Dragons, Ravenloft, and Assassin’s Creed.
That is why the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is overjoyed to present Ms. Golden with the 2017 Faust Award. The talent she has brought to so many diverse franchises has thrilled numerous fanbases over the past quarter century. She has written several short stories and fifty novels, eight of which have landed on the New York Times' bestseller list. In addition, she found the time to write original fiction as well.
It is a great pleasure to add Christie Golden to the list of Grandmasters that the IAMTW is proud to call members.
IAMTW (www.iamtw.org) is a professional organization for authors of books based on TV shows, movies, games—and even based on songs. The organization is dedicated to educating the public about our field, enhancing the professional status of our members, and to providing a forum for tie-in writers to share information, support one another, and discuss issues relating to our industry.
BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD
Set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad.
The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. But not for long. In retaliation, the elite Imperial soldiers of Inferno Squad have been called in for the crucial mission of infiltrating and eliminating the Partisans—the rebel faction once led by notorious Republic freedom fighter Saw Gerrera.
Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter the cost. Now Inferno Squad must prove its status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But the growing threat of being discovered in their enemy’s midst turns an already dangerous operation into a do-or-die acid test they dare not fail. To protect and preserve the Empire, what lengths will Inferno Squad go to . . . and how far beyond them?
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other.
There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.