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Key Credits and Synopsis

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the key credits and synopsis of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). RoboCop takes place in a dystopian future, where Detroit is a city ridden with crime and on the verge of ... More


Beyond Eden

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 13 opens with commentary on Bradbury’s 1980 Omni magazine article “Beyond Eden,” an essay commissioned to support the projected Space Shuttle program. In this essay, Bradbury defined his ... More


Omnificent

W. Patrick McCray

in The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176291
eISBN:
9781400844685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176291.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the resurgence of interest in science and technology in the 1970s. Magazines like Omni helped shift public interest and attention to impressive developments happening, not in ... More


Singularity

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0033
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

In the future humans will live forever. Bodies will be optional. Brains will be networked, and the whole universe will be sentient. All of this is an inevitable consequence of the singularity, the ... More


The First Revolution: Cyberpunk Days

Mike Ashley

in Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382608
eISBN:
9781786945457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charts the emergence of cyberpunk, especially through the pages of OMNI, and considers its leading authors, including William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Bruce Sterling and John Shirley. It also considers ... More


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