Omni November 1984

 

 

ELECTRONIC SOUL:
IMMORTALITY BECOMES
TECHNICALLY POSSIBLE

SUPERWOMEN OF THE FUTURE

DUNE:
SNEAK PREVIEW

 
OMNI1984NovLG

Vol.7 No. 2

Cover Art: Archetypes pervade Dickran Palulian's painting on our cover. Hands emerge from the stones of ancient Egypt, rise above the primordial sea, and reach toward space. The cat's cradle presents a modern riddle: Will technology strip us all individuality?


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Gurney Williams III
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Paul Hilts

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
Opinion
by Timothy Ferris

Omnibus (pg 10)
Contributors

Communications (pg 12)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 14)
Dialogue

Earth (pg 19)
Environment
by Mary Leakey

Life (pg 20)
Biomedicine
by Richard Wolkomir

Space (pg 22)
Comment
by James E. Oberg

Mind (pg 26)
Behavior
by Leah Wallach

The Body (pg 30)
Health
by Richard Wolkomir

Explorations (pg 34)
Travel
by Patrick Tierney

Artificial Intelligence (pg 38)
Computers
by Peter J. Ognibene

Film (pg 40)
The Arts
by Mitch Tuchman

Continuum (pg 43)
Data Bank

Electronic Soul (pg 52)
Article
by P. Hoban

Poli-Sci-Fi (pg 60)
Fiction
by Robert Silverberg, Barry N. Malzberg,
Marta Randall, Jim Aikin, Isaac Asimov, and
Norman Spinrad


The Movie Prophets (pg 68)
Article
by Frederik Pohl, Stanley Kramer and Philp Strick

Dream Art (pg 72)
Pictorial
by Doug Webb

Future Superwomen (pg 80)
Article
by Barbara Rowes

Out of Time (pg 88)
Fiction
by Ben Bova

Dune (pg 94)
Pictorial
by Brian McKernan

Bobby Ray Inman (pg 100)
Interview
by Philip J. Hilts

Antimatter (pg 107)
UFOs, etc.

Competition Results (pg 136)
Lexicography
by Scot Morris

Stars (pg 140)
Astronomy
by Marcia Bartusiak

Frieze of Nature (pg 148)
Phenomena
by Steven Sandberg

Games (pg 152)
Diversions
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 154)
Humor
by Mitch Coleman