The OMNI magazine was published between 1978 and 1995 and made its niche for “armchair scientists,” that is, non-professional, informed and science fiction-obsessed generations of readers. Over the decades, the magazine published classics like Orson Scott Card’s “Unaccompanied Sonata” and George R. R. Martin’s “Sandkings” as well as original fiction by William S. Burroughs, Joyce Carol Oates, T. Coraghessan Boyle and Stephen King. It brought to light the techno-Apocalyptic imagery of H. R. Giger. And… it had some kick ass covers! Excitingly, the entire archive of magazines is in the public archives, as brought to our attention Nerdcore. Soviet children’s space drawings! High tech crime! China Future Shock! What would you say to an alien? Flip through a few of our favorite covers in the gallery.