On the Omni Magazine Reboot
a review by Jonah Bergan
October of 1978 saw the premier of what was to become one of the leading Science Fiction publications of all time. With contemporaneous articles, cutting edge visuals, and fiction from some of the most well known science fiction writers of all time, Omni Magazine broke onto the scene and revolutionized how we viewed science fiction and indeed science itself.
“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.”
Now, available once again online, Omni Magazine has returned in the form of Omni Reboot. Just as the print magazine was in its own time, the formatting and style of Omni Reboot is crisp, and cutting edge. As was true of its print-predecessor, Omni Reboot features articles and fiction from established and new authors, but now adds video feeds with subjects ranging from Pioneers in Science Fiction to pop-culture and a host of other features including trailers from television and the big screen. Omni Reboot is published by Jerrick Media, a self-described “disruptive alternative” in the world of publishing. Indeed they are pushing the boundaries and taking the science fiction community forward. Say’s Jerrick Media: “all content is meant to challenge, inspire and enlighten.”
Does it? It does. But you can judge for yourself. Visit Omni Reboot here, it’s free. You may also wish to Follow Omni Reboot on Social Media to keep yourself informed.
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