Thursday, 10 July 2008

THE BEST OF OMNI SCIENCE FICTION No.1, 1980

The Best Of Omni Science Fiction, No. 1, 1980. Painting by Pierre Lacombe.


"A nonpareil anthology of stories and pictorials. Ten fantastic fiction features by such old pros as Harlan Ellison and Robert Sheckley as well as such newer stars as George R. R. Martin and Orson Scott Card. Great artists contributing to the mind-expanding pictorials include H. R. Giger, Samuel Bak, and Ernst Fuchs. There is also an interview with world-renowned science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke."

Contains Found! by Isaac Asimov, Robots, a pictorial by Harry Harrison featuring text and images excerpted from his book Mechanismo, Count The Clock That Tells The Time by Harlan Ellison, Body Game by Robert Sheckley, Orson Scott Card's Unaccompanied Sonata, Iceback Invasion by Hayford Pierce, No Future In It by Joe Haldeman, Galatea Galante by Alfred Bester, Alien Landscapes, a pictorial featuring text and artwork from the book by Robert Holdstock and Malcolm Edwards, Kinsman by Ben Bova, Space Cities, a pictorial by Harry Harrison featuring more excerpts from the book Mechanismo, Roger Zelazny's Halfjack, Sandkings by George R. R. Martin and Planet Story, a pictorial of paintings from the book by Jim Burns and Harry Harrison.

The Dynometer by Russell Mills, from Harry Harrison's Robots pictorial.

Womandroid by Jennifer Eachus, from Harry Harrison's Robots pictorial.

Painting by Jim Burns, from Harry Harrison's Robots pictorial.

Painting by Jim Burns, from Harry Harrison's Robots pictorial.

Spice Factory by Terry Oakes, from a pictorial showcasing the book Alien Landscapes by
Robert Holdstock and Malcolm Edwards.

Arrakeen by Terry Oakes, from a pictorial showcasing the book Alien Landscapes by
Robert Holdstock and Malcolm Edwards.

Painting by John Schoenherr that accompanied Ben Bova's Kinsman.

Painting by Alan Daniels, from Harry Harrison's Space Cities pictorial.

Painting by Jim Burns, from an excerpt of the book Planet Story by Jim Burns and
Harry Harrison.
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