May 2012 is not for the faint of heart of the unwary. This month is packed with science fiction and fantasy goodness, that will shake your very soul to its foundations. Including the long-awaited release of The Avengers! New Star Trek books! New Kim Stanley Robinson and China Mieville! Free Comic Book Day! And tons and tons of author appearances and conventions.

Learn everything you need to know to survive the thrilling adventure that is May, right here — with the io9 calendar.


Top image: Cover to Toxicity by Andy Remic.

As always, you can download the io9 calendar as a printable PDF here. And if you have any cool events for June's calendar, drop us a line at


Amazing design and layout by Stephanie Fox, and research/reporting by Gordon Jackson.