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Questions tagged [psionic-powers]

Psionic powers are the ability of using the mind to induce paranormal phenomena such as telepathy and psychokinesis.

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Book series about aliens who can bend time and space with their minds

I am searching for a series of novels where an alien race consists of different clans. One clan in particular can bend time and space making space travel possible. The aliens, however, have kept this ...
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Novel about children who develop mental powers at puberty. Read in the 70's or 80's

There's a novel that I read years ago for which I can no longer remember the author or the title. The only things I can remember are... It was about mental powers, telepathy, etc Children developed ...
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Seeking help identifying a time travel story from (I think) the 1970s

I read this story sometime in the '70s in one of the prozines of the time, but it might have been a reprint or just from an older issue acquired in a used bookstore.... There's been some kind of ...
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Short novel about man who can control reality

I can only barely remember reading this short novel in my childhood. The premise is that a man has brain surgery, which results in him being able to consciously (and unconsciously) change reality ...
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Why was telepathy so common in Golden Age sci-fi?

Telepathy (and similar terms like "psionics", etc.) is found throughout science fiction, but seems to be particularly a part of many, many Golden Age stories and novels. In stories that otherwise ...
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Space Opera Novel Series ID - Probably Read in 2003-2010

I'm looking for the name of a series of space opera novels I read some time ago, probably between 2003 and 2010. It may have been published quite a few years before I read it, I don't think it was ...
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YA book: agent with psi power, “pill” made of breadcrumbs

I read this as a teenager in the 80s. It was possibly by Diana Wynne Jones, or a similar author. The story involved some agents from an advanced culture helping out dissidents on a lower-tech planet ...
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Do mutants who have mind powers have their power as a part of their atomic structure the same way mutants with physical powers, or not?

When a mutant in X-men gets powers does it affect their atomic structure whether their powers are physical or not, I am curious to know? A mutant with any form of power that isn't directly physical, ...
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Who was the first telepath?

Telepathy is a mainstay of modern science fiction and fantasy. Our top six tags (not counting story identification and similar) each feature telepathic characters prominently. Harry Potter: Lord ...
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Are Time Lords psychic?

The Doctor is famous for his use of psychic paper: However, at times, the Doctor seemingly demonstrated innate psychic powers. At the end of series 4, for example, he used them to Besides this and ...
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Astronauts get mental improvement in space, return with amazing tech

science fiction theme : astronauts return with fantastic technology after a short time in space after learning how to think better after leaving earth. Short story 40-60 years ago : name ? author?
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Trying to find a book about aliens taking over earth and making us fight with them

I'm trying to find this book that I never got to finish last year and for the life of me I can't remember the name! It's actually the second book in a series about a time when aliens take over the ...
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Story identification mini series about psychic kids

It's an 8 to 10 year old miniseries there are kids with powers. One kid is kept in a certain machine and the bad guy uses it to influence people. Only seems I can remember the bad guy is speaking a ...
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Complicated story identification from book cover

I really want to find this book again. I had it back in the seventies, the story was complex, surreal, competing realities type. The cover showed one figure (I think), anyway, their neck was a ...
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Possible Twilight Zone or Outer Limits

An engineer/scientist is revived from cryogenic sleep in the future of a farm community. He is operated on to remove a tumor and needs to repair a transmitter. The transmitter is repaired and a ...