Omni Magazine, one of the most iconic science fiction publications in history, is back. Jerrick Media has released the entire 200-issue archive on Amazon, with select proceeds going to help the Museum of Science Fiction.

Founded in 1978 (not-so-coincidentally one year after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out), Omni Magazine was a mainstay publication in science, innovation, and speculative fiction. It introduced works from authors like George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, and Stephen King— who debuted a selection from Firestarter in one of the issues.

The magazine abruptly shut down in 1995, shortly after the death of co-creator Kathy Keeton (who started the magazine with her husband, Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione). Issues of Omni were available on Internet Archive for awhile, including during the failed attempt to reboot the magazine in 2013, but they were removed in 2015— presumably to prepare for the Amazon release.

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Unlike Internet Archive, accessing the high-resolution issues on Amazon isn’t free. Each issue costs $2.99— except for those with Kindle Unlimited, who can read all of them for free. Jerrick Media is also releasing episodes of the short-lived TV series, Omni: The New Frontier, which you can rent on Vimeo for 99-cents an episode (or buy them for $1.99 each). Three have been released so far.


[Omni Magazine]