Penthouse Global Media has acquired Omni magazine and plans to publish a print issue of the groundbreaking science publication in October.
The Chatsworth adult entertainment company brings back to the fold a magazine dedicated to science and science fiction that did interviews with thought leaders and published stories from writers that included Stephen King, William Gibson and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Penthouse Global Chief Executive Kelly Holland said that in the 1980s, Omni captured the spirit of science and its possibilities. That moment has returned to where the science of wonder is more relevant and urgent than ever, she added.
“Today, scientists and geeks are the rock stars of popular culture,” Holland said in a prepared statement.
Omni magazine was founded in 1978 by Bob Guccione and his wife, Kathy Keeton. Guccione, who died in 2010, was also the founder of Penthouse magazine in 1965.