Contents / Articles
First Word (pg 6)
Can you will away your ills
by Norman Cousins
Omnibus (pg 10)
The Who' Who of contributing authors.
Communications (pg 12)
Forum (pg 16)
Censors are trying to end what they see
as Stephen King's reign of terror.
by Howard Wornom
Arts (pg 20)
Pet rocks: With animals climbing the music charts,
can grouper groupies be far behind?
by Elanor Smith
Space (pg 22)
Cutting through the red tape:
A joint Soviet/American venture could ignite
more than a rocket
by Peter Garrison
Artificial Intelligence (pg 24)
Cybernetic sleuths: Flatfoots step aside to
make way for computer cops.
by Larry Kahaner
Explorations (pg 28)
There's an uprising in the South, but this time it's the dead.
Our reporter explored the ghoulish claims - because
inquiring minds want to know.
by Sherry Baker
Body (pg 34)
On an impulse: Surgeons get ahead on epilepsy research
by Jonathan Partridge
Stars (pg 36)
Could your epitaph read
STRUCK DOWN IN THE PRIME OF LIFE BY AN ASTEROID?
by Jane Bosveld
Mind (pg 38)
Stepchildren may suffer the same ordeals depicted in fairy tales.
by Heather Pringle
Continuum (pg 41)
Shouldn't we have the right to choose or refuse, our own health care?
Lick the right toad, and everyone will look like a prince; the blob
that ate the dinosaurs; wiggle your ears and smile - do you have
an artist's face.
Phoenix Rising (pg 50)
You can't get answers without raising questions. The AIDS crisis
unprecedented procedures within the medical community; it has also
accelerated the finding of causes and possible cures
for other dread diseases.
by Linda Marsa
Dr. Zodiac (pg 60)
Your horoscope for today says you're about to change your option
of astrology. According to an eminent British astronomer, heavenly
bodies above can influence the earthly beings below.
by Dava Sobel
Fiction:Family (pg 74)
Out of ashes: As civilization decays, and institutions crumble,
a new order rises for the ties that bind.
by Joyce Carol Oates
Pictorial (pg 88)
A tale to mend your heart.
Art by Gil Bruvel
Fiction: Tomorrow's Child (pg 94)
Desperate to save his dying daughter, a father puts his
trust in an artifact that's from outer space.
by Lisa Mason
Interview (pg 106)
Anthropologist James Schafer studies the habits and rituals of his
flourishing tribe, the all-American drinker. He's even developing a
guaranteed hangover remedy.
by A.J.S Rayl
The Magic Theater (pg 114)
Interactive computer animation: There's nothing quite like going
home after a hard day's work, climbing into your trusty DataSuit,
and riding off into the sunset.
by Fred Hapgood
Antimatter (pg 121)
Blame it on the aliens Resurrecting the cattle mutilation debate;
chicken pox opens the door to the "other side"
Games (pg 138)
Don't get mad, get even - a numerical tic-tac-toe: It's your turn:
You won't need to buy a vowel in Halphabets; just spin it around.
by Scot Morris
Video Scans (pg 140)
Top gun: Armed with little more than his joystick, Lindstrom
took on this year's computer and video games
by Bob Lindstrom
Competition (pg 142)
Name that goon: Poking fun at the expense of others.
by Scot Morris
Star Tech (pg 152)
by Judy Feldman
Last Word (pg 156)
Gross anatomy: Alien integration will boost our egos by redefining ugly.
by Brent Butterworth