Omni October 1992

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: HOT TO BUILD A REAL ALIEN!

SPECIAL 14TH ANNIVERSARY
COLLECTOR'S EDITION

SCIENCE FICTION MASTER JACK WILLIAMSON:
VENUS IS HELL!

CRACKING THE COSMIC EGG

SCIENCE FICTION CHANNEL TAKES OFF!

CONTROVERSY IN COSMOLOGY

CARL SAGAN & ANN DRUYAN
ON THE ORIGINS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

FIELD GUIDE TO EXTRATERRESTRIALS

 
OMNI1992OctLG

Vol.15 No. 1

Cover Art: On our fourteenth birthday, we celebrate the cosmos and the wonders it contains.
John Berkey's cover suggests that it harbors other life, aliens of the sort that participants in a fascinating conference create each year.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President & C.O.O.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Keith Ferrell
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Caroline Dark
Senior Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
Calling E.T.
by Frank Drake

Communications (pg 8)
Readers' writes

Forum (pg 10)
by Keith Ferrell

Medicine (pg 12)
LSD redeemed
by A.J.S Rayl

Political Science (pg 14)
by Tom Dworetzky

Funds (pg 18)
by Linda Marsa

Wheels (pg 22)
by Melanie Menagh

Mind (pg 25)
by Kathleen McAuliffe

Electronic Universe (pg 28)
by Gregg Keizer

Tools (pg 32)
by Keith Ferrell

Style (pg 35)
by Peter Callahan

Continuum (pg 37)

On Earth As It Is In Heaven (pg 44)
Revisiting the creation of our solar system
reminds us of the link between the Earth
and all that surrounds it.
by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

How to Build An Alien (pg 50)
by Keith Ferrell

Fiction: Venus is Hell (pg 58)
by Jack Williamson

How to Save the Space Program (pg 73)
by Jerry Grey

A Channel for Science Fiction (pg 76)
by Melanie Menagh and Stephen Mills

The Bubbling Universe (pg 84)
by Thomas R. McDonough and David Brin

Cosmologies in Conflict (pg 92)
by Dennis Overbye

Interview (pg 101)
by Doug Stwart

Anti-Matter (pg 105)
A field guide to ETs

Games (pg 128)
by Scot Morris