Can you survive the onslaught of entertainment that's coming for you in May? There are new movies, including Thor and Pirates of the Caribbean. New John Scalzi! New China Mieville! Tons of conventions! And loads of season finales on television!

If you're not scared to read spoilers for real life, here's your ultimate guide to what's happening in May.

Top image: Cover art for Terminal World by Alistair Reynolds.

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