We love Wired Magazine. We really do, it’s fun, it’s relevant, it shows us things that excite our imagination – but before there was Wired, there was Omni.
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.
So, really, it was born on the precursor to the Internet, and it was the go-to for the general geek in all of us.
Fortunately this remarkable staple of geek history is now all online. As it was meant to be.
The site is the brainchild of Mirko Cukich, a designer and programmer who grew up on Omni magazine as so many of us did. He’s been collecting Omni Magazine resources for his web site for years, and his effort and his web site are entirely nonprofit and volunteer.
Go explore. After all, isn’t that the point? But remember to come back here. We’ve got that science fiction / comics radio part you like.
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