Understanding the Collective Intelligence of Pro-opinion

Jeremy Frommer
in Culture

True Story. In May of 1968 an American nuclear submarine, the USS Scorpion, vanished in the calm waters of the Atlantic. Chaos ensued deep in the war rooms beneath the Pentagon. The greatest military ...

Best Anime Manga Adaptations

Isaac Shapiro
in Entertainment

Once limited to paperback graphic novels read in Japan, anime manga adaptions have become a cult phenomenon. Audiences for this content have swelled to record number and creators have taken on a celeb...

Best Time Travel Books

Natasha Sydor
in Buyer’s Guide

Time: the final frontier. These are the voyages of storytellers throughout the mysteries of time, exploring how to break through its apparently-rigid barriers and break its (apparently equally rigid) ...

Mad Max Gear

OMNI Staff
in Buyer’s Guide

Extravagantly deranged and entirely over the top, George Miller has revived his Mad Max punk-western franchise as a bizarre convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert in his movie, Ma...

Becoming a Type 1 Civilization

DS Peters
in Culture

One giant step for a man, one giant leap for humankind. Leaving my gender neutralization of the famous quote aside, the year was 1969 and people around the world were amazed (or in complete disbelief)...

Goriest Anime Deaths

Isaac Shapiro
in Entertainment

The land of Japan has given us many great exports. Home video games consoles, Pokemon, cosplay, but perhaps the greatest thing to ever come from the land of the rising sun is anime. No scratch that, n...

Best Philip K. Dick Books

George Gott
in Buyer’s Guide

Philip K. Dick's work has transformed the way we view science fiction. He published 44 novels and over 100 short stories, 12 of which have been made into films, extending his influence even to today. ...

Sci-Fi Military Books

OMNI Staff
in Buyer’s Guide

As a sub-genre of science fiction, military sci-fi often imagines the future of war, relying heavily on speculative technology and, oftentimes, extraterrestrial combatants. Many authors rely on histor...

Finding Meaning Without Religion

Joshua Samuel Zook
in Culture

Traditionally, people have had churches and religion as a support system for life's emergencies. No matter the enormity of the crisis, God and his local representative, one's priest or minister, would...

Andy Weir's The Martian Review

Michael Gold
in Culture

Andy Weir’s debut novel, The Martian, is something of a success story for self-published authors everywhere. Released by the author as an e-book in 2011, the book was picked up for broader distributio...

Sci-Fi Movie Women of the 90s

Glenn Kenny
in Beauty

Science fiction films in the 1990s featured some of the most iconic women to appear on the big screen. Too often when people think "women in sci-fi" we think of what used to be called “scream queens,”...