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Here's what I remember

  • The main character was a black girl (late teens or early 20's)
  • I seem to recall the story takes place in California (maybe the Bay Area)
  • The girl is the nexus of some sort of hive mind. She initially connects to six other psychics.
  • The psychic powers the characters have include the ability to read/manipulate minds, heal, read psychic imprints from objects and telekinesis.
  • The main antagonist is a sort of mental vampire. He feeds of the mind of his victim and takes over the body after he as fed.
  • The antagonist bred the psychics because originally they "tasted better"
  • The antagonist was originally from Egypt.
  • The final conflict was won when the protagonist was able to add the antagonist into the hive mind, then drain him.

    Finally, I remember the cover had a girls face on it with a triangle overlaying her face.

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That's Octavia Butler's Patternist series, probably the first one, Patternmaster.

  • Thanks! I was thinking of the second book, "Mind of my Mind" but I'll read the whole series now. – Lee Morgan Apr 9 '13 at 19:07

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