Omni November 1991

 

 

SPECIAL SEALED SECTION

SEALED:
STATE-SUPPORTED EXCECUTIONS OF CHILDREN

OMIN IN SPACE :
REPORT FROM OMNI'S FIRST ORBITAL EXPERIEMENT

CRUISING THE ECLIPSE: FREDERIK POHL

STRANDED IN SPACE:
WHY A RUSSIAN COSMONAUT
CAN'T GO HOME

 
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Vol.14 No. 2

Cover Art: The need to explore pushes man into uncharted territory, seeking answers and new questions, as the cover by Chris Moore (Artbank/London) reminds us. The Soviet Union led the world into space, but August's failed coup may ground its space program.

 
Contents / Articles

First Word
The actor journeys to Rome to ask the
Church to intervene in the Gulf War.
by Martin Sheen

Omnibus
The Who's Who of contributing authors

Communications
Readers' Writes

Books
The events in a new novel eerily
parallel the recent Soviet upheavel.
by Robert K. J. Killheffer

Wheels
Get a charge out of driving with
GM's electric cars.
by Mark Fischetti

Space
Will the failed coup kill or revive
the Soviet space program?
by James Oberg

Tools
Popcorn's informational kernels;
past-life cards; and more.
by Sandy Fritz

Artificial Intelligence
Designing a computer for a
gorilla can drive you ape.
by Joan Griffiths

Political Science
Bush's education vouchers would allow parents to use
government money to send their kids to private school.
by Tom Dworetzky

Transportation
A new NASA spacecraft looks a lot like
a project canceled 30 years ago.
by Martin Caidin

Animals
A state-of-the-art forensics lab
doggedly tracks down poachers.
by Jessica Speart

Continuum
Fore! Now you can play golf without the hazards of rain, lightning, or
lost balls; racing pigeons that can't find their way home; and more.

Cruising the Eclipse
There goes the sun: Science devotees booked passage on a cruise
ship to get a good look at the decade's best solar eclipse.
by Frederik Pohl

The Light Stuff
After nine years of waiting, work, and more waiting, an engineering
professor's experiment, sponsored by Omni, finally made it into space.
by Beth Howard

Fiction: Skinner's Room
San Francisco's outcasts have made the Bay Bridge their home. One of the
first to claim the bridge. Skinner now stis atop it, nursed by a young
girl who has never known a different world.
by William Gibson

Interview
Nautical archaeologist George Bass's discoveries
have rewritten history books.
by John Stein

Fiction: Vampire State
What could happen if we continue to
ignore street children?
by W.E. Gutman

Antimatter
Giving it all up for UFO's; monster rat
visits France; and more.

Star Tech
Techno-tools of tommorrow

Electronic Universe
Two fun programs give you close-ups
of the planets and the weather.
by Gregg Keizer

Games
A 3-D message, sans glasses
by Scot Morris

Last Word
Get ready for the latest ecological problems.
by Robert Bixby