Omni June 1983

 

 

HOW GOD PLAYS DICE WITH THE UNIVERSE

ROBOTS BUILT FOR DESTRUCTION

MYSTERY OBJECT IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

PLUS:
MOON MIRRORS, SPACE WARS,
CHINA'S UFO CULT,
AND BEASTS OF THE MICROWORLD

 
OMNI1983JunLG

Vol.5 No. 9

Cover Art: Worth a Thousand Ideas was designed by Ken Cooper, a conceptual photographer living in Vancouver: British Columbia. A soft glow lures the beholder over the grid and into a future brewing with energy. The earth and moon await the traveler in space.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Executive Editor: Dick Teresi
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Art Director: Elizabeth Woodson

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
Opinion
by Congressman Albert Gore, Jr.

Omnibus (pg 8)
Contributors

Communications (pg 10)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 14)
Dialogue

Earth (pg 16)
Environment
by Carol Van Strum

Life (pg 18)
Biomedicine
by Gini Kopecky

Space (pg 24)
Comment
by Ben Bova

Mystery Object in our Solar System (pg 28)
Stars
by Charles Kowal

Computer Graphics (pg 30)
The Arts
by Douglas Stein

Film (pg 34)
The Arts
by Mitch Tuchman

Space Wars (pg 36)
Books
by Jerry Pournelle

Artificial Intelligence (pg 38)
Computers
by Anthony Liversidge

Continuum (pg 43)
Data Bank

Satellinks (pg 52)
Article
by Richard Wolkomir

Joe's Odyssey (pg 60)
Article
by Joseph P. Allen and Thomas O'Toole

Edges (pg 64)
Fiction
by Gregg Keizer

Beasts of the Microworld (pg 72)
Pictorial
by David Scharf

Henry J. Heimlich (pg 80)
Interview
by Douglas Starr

How God Plays Dice With the Universe (pg 84)
Article
by Judith Hooper

Rocksongs (pg 92)
Pictorial
by Dan Morrill

Robot Built for Destruction (pg 100)
Fiction
by Larry Niven

Antimatter (pg 107)
Moon Mirrors, China's UFO Cult

Credits (pg 143)

Petunia Wave (pg 148)
Phenomena
by R. Hamilton Smith

Games (pg 152)
Diversions
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 154)
Humor
by Judith Hooper