OMNI Magazine Now In Free Online Archive

That classic science magazine from the 1980s and 1990s, OMNI, is now available as an open source download.

Created by Kathy Keaton, wife of Penthouse editor Bob Guccione, the print magazine was in many ways a precursor to WIRED. It failed to embrace the emerging Internet, attempting online issues until its demise in 1997. Available on archive.org, the OMNI archive includes special collection issues as well.

Although best known for its cutting-edge science stories, the magazine also contained original and now classic science fiction stories 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. R. Martin's "Sandkings." Omni was pretty much William Gibson's only market for many years (his first story was published in Unearth Magazine number three, Summer of 1977).