The ultimate guide to October's science fiction awesomeness!S

October is a science fiction thrill ride, and here's your survival manual. The io9 calendar for October includes the returns of Caprica and Sanctuary, the launch of The Walking Dead, and Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel. Plus conventions galore!

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

Amazing design and layout by Stephanie Fox, and research/reporting by Kelly Faircloth.