Omni February 1989





Vol.11 No. 5

Cover Art: "It is supposed to represent the hard work it takes to be creative," says artist Nicholas Gaetano of his airbrushed watercolor. Thus, Gaetano's "sort of heroic, God-like" rower navigates with pencils rather than oars.

Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 8)
Science in the Soviet Union
by David Goldfarb

Omnibus (pg 9)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 12)

Forum (pg 18)
Alien Abduction Survey Results
by Pamela Weintraub

Space (pg 22)
Orbital Eavesdropping
by Anthony R. Curtis

Body (pg 26)
Organ Transplanting in the Twenty-first Century
by Mark Dowie

Explorations (pg 30)
The importance of Hugging
by Howard Bloom

Earth (pg 32)
North America's Dying Great Lakes
by Justine Kaplan

Continuum (pg 33)
Bicycles and the Future of the World, etc.

A Question of Taste (pg 42)
The First Nationwide Taste Test
by Murray Cox

Solace (pg 48)
by Gardner Dozois

Slide Show (pg 58)
Pictorial: Microscopic Photography
by Nina Guccione

Interview (pg 64)
Walter Stewart: Fighting Fraud in Science
by Doug Stwart

Mr. Fiddlehead (pg 68)
by Jonathan Carroll

Antimatter (pg 73)
UFOs and Cancer, etc.

Books (pg 100)
Medical Research Library

Pictures of Health (pg 104)
The Mind-Body Connection: Exercises to Boost Your Immune System
by Anees A. Sheikh and Justine Kaplan

Star Tech (pg 118)
Sports Equipment for the Year 2000
by Jennifer Reek Gilliland

The Great OMNI Treasure Hunt (pg 121)
Contest: An Expedition in Search of Rich Rewards

Games (pg 128)
Visual Illusions, plus Intergalactic Morons
by Scot Morris and Bob Lindstrom

Last Word (pg 132)
Humor: Flipper at 25
by Terry Runte