Al Hirschfeld's Legendary 'Star Trek' Illustrations

Jeremy Frommer
in Culture

Iconic illustrator Al Hirschfeld was drawn to Star Trek. His first vision of the classic Star Trek came at the behest of TV Guide who commissioned him in 1966 to be part of a review of the premiere. T...

Quantum Computing is Huge

Matt Swayne
in Science

Most people think that a quantum computer is either a plot device in a science fiction plot, or, at the very least, a relic of mankind's 100-year fascination with adding the adjective "quantum" to nou...

Solar Power Today and Tomorrow

OMNI Staff
in Science

Solar power is one of the most efficient and clean sources of energy humanity possesses. There are no increased fuel costs or dependencies, no ties to pollutants, and it is both reliable and affordabl...

As You Know Bob - Silence Is Golden

Brett Davidson
in Fiction

As you know Bob, the discovery of the aliens in our solar system saved the world, and they will continue to keep us safe, provided that we never contact them. It has often been said that contact with ...

The Mechanism

Omar Attia
in Fiction

A sci-fi screenplay

The Legacy of Hard Science Fiction

John Foley
in Culture

Hard science fiction embodies the essence of the genre, though science fiction does not always adhere to its principles. They do not call it science fiction for nothing, though sometimes it might seem...

The Mind Job

David Hallquist
in Fiction

It was past midnight when Detective Jensen received a thought from the Mental Larceny Division. A mind jobber had been busted. The huge cache of stolen memories would have to be read, as well as the j...

Write For OMNI Today

OMNI Staff
in Culture

OMNI has now joined the Vocal platform, letting fans from all over the world contribute to the iconic brand. A staple in the science fiction, fantasy, and hard science community for the past 40 years,...

Interview with 'Floaters' Creator Jeremy Solterbeck

Natasha Sydor
in Entertainment

Space: the Final Frontier. Or... is it? While space travel has consistently been depicted in science fiction and popular culture as an exclusivity attainable by elite scientists, engineers, and air fo...

Can Science Fiction Predict the Future?

Glenn McDonald
in Culture

"Well, you know, William Gibson was writing about that in 1984." It's become a running joke among my friends that I say something like this every few months, usually when discussion turns to the incre...

As You Know Bob - I Don’t Exist 

Brett Davidson
in Fiction

As you know Bob, I don’t exist—but I am, for all intents and purposes, immortal. You must have wondered many times of course just what is meant by the word "self." Certainly there is conscious awarene...