Media that No Award looks forward to consuming

We’re restricting this post to upcoming releases, because if we covered all the media we have in our wishlists, Netflix lists and so forth (people who bought all three German St Clare’s DVDs: me), we’d be here all day.

In chronological order with a caveat that release dates may change!

1 September

The Handbook: surviving and living with climate change

Steph is already breaking the rule but only because it just came out last week.

22 September

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

This is already out in other markets, and the buzz is strong!

The Muppets, (US)ABC, Channel 7 in Australia, no airdate here

23 September

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow (Part 1) by Gene Luen Yang

My OTP might look at each other!  (They broke up, like, three books ago.  Stop judging me.)

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

I’m clearly going to get a lot of use out of my new Canadian Kindle account.  Someone should give me a large sum of money so that I can open a bookstore and import Canadian YA to sell alongside Australian books.

6 October

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie


18 October

Spear, Adelaide Film Festival, no general Aus release date

This has got to get a general release eventually, right?  RIGHT?

21 October

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I die in this book.  Also some other stuff happens, probably.  I’ve seen an ARC, it’s pretty big.

26 October

Supergirl, CBS, no Australian network yet

The pilot was charming, and we are in favour of family-friendly entertainment about girls being superheroes.  Also, No Award ships Kara/James Olsen.

27 October

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Legends


A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston

The premise wouldn’t normally grab me, but I loved The Story of Owen and Prairie Fire enough that I’ll give anything Johnston writes a burl.

Sometime in November

If You Are the One / 非诚勿扰 Australian special

1 November

Illustrated cover for The Sea is OursThe Sea is Ours: Tales from Steampunk South-East Asia

19 November

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (part 2)

(Steph will recuse herself here, she has Feelings about this franchise, both Casting Feelings and Archery Feelings.)

14 December

The Expanse, Syfy, doesn’t seem to have an Australian network yet

I quite liked the first book, and I’ve been meaning to read the next two.  I’m mostly just happy to have some space ships on my screen.

17 December

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I saw The Phantom Menace on opening day, and it marked the very first time she walked out of the cinema, went home and started writing about a movie being Problematic, although I didn’t know that word then, so I just said “majorly racist”.



24 January 

The X-Files, FOX, doesn’t seem to have an Australian network yet

I’m slogging through season 9.  It’s a struggle, but I’m determined to finish the damn series.  The reboot cannot possibly be as bad as this … can it?

5 April

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

What’s it about? I have no idea!  But I love Hicks’s art, I’ve been seeing snippets on her Twitter for ages, and it’s blurbed by Bryan Konietzko.  That’s enough to make me curious, despite the cynical marketing ploy of putting the Avatar: the Last Airbender font on the cover.

Illustrated cover: a cheerleader in mid-air, her shoe pointed at the sky, waiting hands below.

16 March

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston

July 2016

Bell Shakespeare – Othello

A good portion of the No Award staff writers are planning to see this one!


The_Three-Body_Problem_(film)_posterThe Three-Body Problem

Did you think we wouldn’t be seeing this? The only thing holding us back will be the inevitable delay between the Chinese release in July, and whenever the Australian distributor deigns to bring it here.

(Stephanie, of course, is not limited by puny things like “needing subtitles”.  Note to self: learn Mandarin asap.)

Some time in 2016

Cleverman, the ABC

Indigenous Australian dystopian SF on Our ABC.  We have high hopes for this!  (Of course, we also had high hopes for Serangoon Road, and look how that worked out.)

Icon by Genevieve Valentine

The sequel to Persona, YA about politics and beauty pageants and spies.

The Federal Election, all the networks

Election routine: vote, eat democracy sausage, watch results come in, drink.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend

No one knows anything about this, but it has Michelle Yeoh in it, so we’ll be there with bells on.