For the first full page we were to do, the instructor passed out copies of Zelazny’s “Half Jack” from Omni. All the words in this belong to him and I do not mean to infringe on his copyright. I think I did a good job of illustrating the first page.
I rather liked the story, and in looking it up, I see it’s not as well received. Indeed, it seems he wrote it to get a story in Omni.
Omni was a slick science fact and fiction magazine. I rather liked it, and was rather sad when it died. Analog had one science article, but I wanted more. At the time I drew this, I’d pick up science books in used bookstores. The wonders of the future always called to me.