What is Space?

Conrad Morningstar
in Science

The general idea of 19th century Empty Space was that as soon as one ventured beyond Earth's atmosphere, a few tens of miles over our heads, there was absolutely nothing there. It was a total vacuum, ...

To Preserve a Demon 

Joshua Sky
in Culture

Writer/editor Jason Davis has a special ambition -- to catalog, digitize, edit, correct, annotate and re-publish (or publish for the first time, in some cases) all of Harlan Ellison's writings. Twenty...

Behind the Scenes of 'Star Wars'

James Lizowski
in Entertainment

Carrie Fisher is the beautiful Princess Leia, the woman who inspires the rebellion against the evil Galactic Empire. Carrie is the main female in the Star Wars movies up until A New Hope, where she st...

History of Computer Villains

Jeremy Frommer
in Science

You've broken into the memory banks of a computer game company. "Global Thermonuclear War" is the game you're playing. At your next command, the Russians will annihilate the United States. But wait. s...

The Best 'Star Trek' Gifts

Sarah Quinn
in Buyer’s Guide

Beam some amazing gifts under your Christmas tree and impress the Trekkies in your life. Old, young, fans of the original series or devoted followers of the new one, it doesn’t matter - everyone will ...

How Ufologist Stanton Friedman Debunked Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke

Joshua Samuel Zook
in Science

Stanton Friedman was like the Perry Mason of the flying saucer world, equipped and ready to defend any statement, destroy any criticism, debunk any myth. A nuclear physicist, Friedman's background inc...

Time Traveling Through a Lens

OMNI Staff
in Science

I would hesitate to claim that anything is impossible—or rather virtually impossible. The White Queen in Through the Looking Glass made a regular morning habit of believing at least six impossible thi...

Greatest Sci-Fi Artists of All Time

James Lizowski
in Culture

When engaged with science fiction as a genre, we are transported by the visual work of great sci-fi artists. Without their work in bringing books to life, and making films a reality, the science ficti...

Biological History of the Vampire Legend

George Gott
in Culture

Bram Stoker, through his novel Dracula, and the motion-picture industry with its many portrayals, have led us to consider Count Dracula, a fifteenth-century Romanian nobleman, as the vampire. The Coun...

Best Ben Bova Books

OMNI Staff
in Buyer’s Guide

“I suggest in the beginning of 'The Story of Light' that you walk into a party blindfolded,” bantered Dr. Ben Bova to radio host Ben Hodel on his KPFK program Hour 25, “see where that gets you.”

Power of Psychologistics

Stephanie Gladwell
in Buyer’s Guide

T. A. Waters was a lifelong student of the mental sciences. His 1970s book Psychologistics was an operating manual for the mind. The program can allow the brain to: Develop a more retentive memory. Re...