Omni Magazine is coming back to life! OMNI: The Forgotten History of The Best Science Magazine That Ever Was. I first discovered the best science magazine ever published at an estate sale.
The deceased had been geeky, and among the comic books, star charts, and vertiginous towers of science fiction paperbacks in his basement, I found a crate of strange-looking magazines. The covers of Omni Magazine tempted me with airbrushed cosmic landscapes and headlines like, "Missing Time: A New Look at Alien Abductions" and "Riding Comets to the Stars. " I brought a stack home. The love affair was instantaneous. Omni was a magazine about the future. Let me pick at random from my collection. Omni wasn't the only popular science magazine on the market in the 80s. Bova reasoned that while science is perceived as being good for you and boring ("like spinach"), the future is "like lemon meringue pie: delicious and fun. " Sample spreads from the author's own collection of OMNI Magazine. "Omni was sui generis," says Bova. Sex sells, even in a science magazine. It also ensured its longevity by being adaptable. Omni (magazine)
Omni was a science and science fiction magazine published in the US and the UK.
It contained articles on science, parapsychology, and short works of science fiction and fantasy. It was published as a print version between October 1978 and 1995. The first Omni e-magazine was published on CompuServe in 1986 and the magazine switched to a purely online presence in 1996. It ceased publication abruptly in 1997, following the death of co-founder Kathy Keeton, and closed down in 1998. Omni was founded by Kathy Keeton and her long-time collaborator and future husband Bob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse magazine. The initial concept came from Keeton, who wanted a magazine "that explored all realms of science and the paranormal, that delved into all corners of the unknown and projected some of those discoveries into fiction. " In 1997, Keeton died from complications of breast cancer. Omni magazine was published in at least six languages. Cinefantastique. Cinefantastique was a horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine originally started as a mimeographed fanzine in 1967, then relaunched as a glossy, offset printed quarterly in 1970 by publisher/editor Frederick S.
Clarke. Intended as a serious critical/review journal of the genres, the magazine immediately set itself apart from such competitors as Famous Monsters of Filmland and The Monster Times due to its slick paper stock and use of full color interior film stills. Cinefantastique's articles and reviews emphasized an intelligent, near-scholarly approach, a then-unusual slant for such a genre-specific magazine. Advertisements were few, with most of them being only ads for other titles and materials by the publisher. This lack of "page padding" assured the reader a high proportion of original editorial content. On October 17, 2000, due to complications from long-time, clinical depression, Clarke committed suicide at the age of 51.
References External links Nintendo Power. Nintendo Power was a monthly news and strategy magazine initially published in-house by Nintendo of America, and later run independently.
As of issue #222 (December 2007), Nintendo contracted publishing duties to Future US, the U.S. subsidiary of British publisher Future. The first issue published was July/August 1988 spotlighting the NES game Super Mario Bros. 2. It was one of the longest-running video game magazines in the United States and Canada, and was Nintendo's official magazine in North America.
On August 21, 2012, Nintendo announced that they would not be renewing their licensing agreement with Future Publishing, and that Nintendo Power would cease publication in December 2012. The final volume, Volume 285, was released on December 11, 2012. Starlog Magazine : Free Texts. Starlog was a monthly science-fiction film magazine published by Starlog Group Inc.
The magazine was created by publishers Kerry O'Quinn and Norman Jacobs. O'Quinn was the magazine's editor while Jacobs ran the business side of things, dealing with typesetters, engravers and printers. They got their start in publishing creating a soap opera magazine. In the mid-1970s, O'Quinn and high school friend David Houston talked about creating a magazine that would cover science fiction films and television programs. O'Quinn came up the idea of publishing a one-time only magazine on the Star Trek phenomenon. To keep costs down, Starlog was initially a quarterly magazine with the first issue being published on August 1976. One of the magazine's milestones was its 100th issue, published on November 1985 and featured who they thought were the 100 most important people in science fiction. It published its 30th Anniversary issue in 2006. Browse by Subject / Keywords.