Omni November 1987

 

 

THE NEW SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION

WHEN ROBOTS RULE THE WORLD

A MARTIAN CHRONICLE:
ALDRIN'S DREAMSHIP

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
SUPERCONDUCTORS

 
OMNI1987NovLG

Vol.10 No. 2

Cover Art: Peer through the eyes into the depths of the soul, the source of the spiritual energy abounding within each of us. Enter this fanciful labyrinth and begin a trancelike journey with the gods of imagination. Artist Doo-Hyun Moon created our cover.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Editor at Large: Dick Teresi
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 8)
Preserving the Arctic
by Gaylord Nelson

Omnibus (pg 10)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 12)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 16)
LSD and Creativity
by Robert B. Tucker

Mind (pg 20)
Time Travelers
by Bill Lawren

Artificial Intelligence (pg 24)
When Robots Rule the World
by Grant Fjermedal

Space (pg 26)
International Space University
by Doug Stewart

Explorations (pg 30)
The Future According to Children
by Dava Sobel

Stars (pg 34)
Planet Stalkers
by Jeff Hecht

Earth (pg 38)
Pesticide Threats
by David Weir

Books (pg 40)
Shared World Anthologies
by Peter S. Beagle

Continuum (pg 43)
AIDS Paranoia, etc.

The Martian Metro (pg 52)
Buzz Aldrin's Dreamship
by Frank Braun and Owen Davies

Rebels (pg 64)
Fiction
by Lewis Shiner

How to make your own Superconductors (pg 72)
Superconstruction Contest
by Bruce Schechter

Little Drop of Horrors (pg 84)
Pictorial: Pond Water
by Henry Wouk

Diner (pg 92)
Fiction
by Neal Barrett, Jr.

Patently Absurd (pg 100)
Pictorial: Medical Quackery
by Nina Guccione

E-Ticket to Namland (pg 108)
Fiction
by Dan Simmons

Interview (pg 116)
Leroy Hood: Automated Genetic Profiles
by Joel Davis

Make Believers (pg 126)
The New Science of Imagination
by Richard Katz

Antimatter (pg 131)
UFOs and the National Security Council, etc.

Body (pg 140)
Silicon Nerves
by Owen Davies

Star Tech (pg 167)
3-D Video Games, Handy Word Processors,
and Other Tools for the Year 2000

Games (pg 174)
The Omni - McGraw-Hill Crossword Puzzle
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 178)
Humor: The Science of Silliness
by Christopher Graybill