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From Wikipedia: OMNI was a science and science fiction magazine published in the US and the UK. It contained articles on science fact and short works of science fiction. The first issue was published in October 1978, the last in Winter 1995, with an internet version lasting until 1998. OMNI was launched by Kathy Keeton, long-time companion and later wife of Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione, who described the magazine in its first issue as "an original if not controversial mixture of science fact, fiction, fantasy and the paranormal". The magazine was initially edited by Frank Kendig, who left several months after the magazine's launch. In its early run, OMNI published a number of stories that have become genre classics, such as Orson Scott Card's "Unaccompanied Sonata", William Gibson's "Burning Chrome" and "Johnny Mnemonic", Harlan Ellison's novella "Mefisto in Onyx", and George R. International editions of OMNI magazine were published in at least five markets. Related:  literature

Truman Capote, Gay Talese, and Lester Bangs on how to write great nonfiction Photo by Carl Van Vechten/Library of Congress. Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Each week we put together a collection of stories on a theme; this week’s theme is how those stories get written. Truman Capote, George Plimpton • New York Times • January 1966 A conversation about a new art form called “creative journalism,” conducted the same month In Cold Blood was published. “Twelve years ago I began to train myself, for the purpose of this sort of book, to transcribe conversation without using a tape-recorder. Katie Roiphe • Paris Review • Summer 2009 An interview with Talese on his career and daily writing routine. “INTERVIEWER: How do you write? Emily Brennan • Guernica • September 2012 An interview with Katherine Boo about how you cover the world’s poorest. George Orwell • Gangrel • June 1946 Notes for the next generation.

Omni (magazine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Nightly 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.[1] 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.[2][3] It ceased publication abruptly in 1997, following the death of co-founder Kathy Keeton, and closed down in 1998.[4][5] Omni was founded by Kathy Keeton and her long-time collaborator and future husband Bob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse magazine.[6] 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. Footnotes

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Memories of Omni magazine - Boing Boing - Nightly I miss Omni magazine. It was a terrific blend of technology, science, art, fiction, futurism, and high weirdness. It definitely inspired my worldview and interests that I hope come across on BB. In fact, if I could launch a new Boing Boing print magazine, it might have this logo, courtesy of Rob Beschizza: For more Omni wonderfulness, a French site called Collectors Showcase has a nearly complete set of Omni covers. Earth Sciences NASA: Arctic Cyclone Breaks Up Sea Ice Home | About Us | Contact | Subscribe NASA: Arctic Cyclone Breaks Up Sea Ice Short 'n Sweet! Published by NASAexplorer September 19, 2012 Watch how the winds of a large Arctic cyclone broke up the thinning sea ice cover of the Arctic Ocean in early August 2012. The storm likely contributed to the ice cap's shrinking to the smallest recorded extent in the past three decades. The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean likely reached its annual summertime minimum extent and broke a new record low on Sept. 16, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder has reported. "Climate models have predicted a retreat of the Arctic sea ice; but the actual retreat has proven to be much more rapid than the predictions," said Claire Parkinson, a climate scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. "The storm definitely seems to have played a role in this year's unusually large retreat of the ice," Parkinson said. For more Earth Sciences videos, click here

The History of Rome by Titus Livius, in 6 vols. About this Title: Livy’s History of Rome begins with its founding and continues up to the reign of Augustus. Copyright information: The text is in the public domain. Fair use statement: This material is put online to further the educational goals of Liberty Fund, Inc. Animals Urban Beekeeping Home | About Us | Contact | Subscribe Urban Beekeeping Subculture Club Backwards Beekeepers Published by thethrashlab June 20, 2012 In this episode of Subculture Club we meet up with Urban Beekeeping guru Kirk Anderson (aka Kirkobeeo), co-founder of the Backwards Beekeepers. For more Animals videos, click here See the complete catalog offorbidden knowledge tv videos About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact

Appian's Roman History The Author, the Manuscripts For now, only the Civil Wars, and only the English translation: although there is, that I know of, no Greek original of the work online anywhere, I do not plan to enter it myself, since those, now few, who read Greek will very likely have access to the TLG. For Appian's Foreign Wars, the links, in italics, are to the English translation at Livius. There is also a Greek text and an English translation online at Perseus. Translation The English translation is that by Horace White, first published in 1913 as part of the Loeb Classical Library. As almost always, I retyped the text by hand rather than scanning it — not only to minimize errors prior to proofreading, but as an opportunity for me to become intimately familiar with the work, an exercise which I heartily recommend: Qui scribit, bis legit. The transcription is being minutely proofread. Edition Used

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