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Questions tagged [psychic]

Relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena apparently inexplicable by natural laws, esp. involving telepathy or clairvoyance.

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Anime about a guy who is taking medicine to block supernatural powers

I saw this anime on free-to-air television in Australia (SBS) late night and despite the time and the scene I saw I don't believe it's some weird hentai. The scene I recall is that there is these ...
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Book about a girl who learns about her psychic powers from an old lady neighbor

I read it several years ago then lost it. Had a purple cover and was pretty old (I think published in the 60s or 70s but not sure). It was about a girl who went to stay in a remote cabin for a summer ...
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Which was the first story featuring a psychic being unable to control his own powers and destroying his surroundings with them?

I'm watching an anime called Mob Psycho 100 (2012) who features a boy who has very powerful psychic powers and he's afraid of losing control over them since when he does he can destroy buildings or ...
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Movie about a man who can see personalities

I remember watching a movie on TV about a man who could "see" the "voices" in people's minds. These voices were depicted as people. I'm not sure if everyone had these voices. Maybe he could only see ...
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A psychic science fiction book I read in the 80's an MIT rock star that sings to a flower and it sings back

I read that story in the 80s, although it might be older. It starts with a young genius who becomes a rock star. He's out practicing in a field, singing to a flower, when he realizes that he's ...
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2000s (?) black and white comic about a training academy for teens with psychic powers, ranked by “psych level”

The story was set in some sort of sci-fi school or training academy. The characters were somewhere in their teens, and I think the main character was a blonde girl. The characters had some sort of ...
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Vampire romance series

There's this vampire romance series. In the first book, the male lead (Kaden, I think is his name) kidnaps a human woman and her psychic daughter. The lady also has a sister, Emma, who is in hiding. ...
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70s/80s book: Cold-war Psychic superweapons

I read this quite a while back, part of my parents library (they're in their 50s now) I think the book was probably published in the 70s or 80s, my copy was paperback. I don't recall the cover art, ...
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An animated sci-fi movie with a fully armoured antagonist and a pale looking child

This is one of the few movies I saw on one of my relative's computer screen when I was little. As I was too young to understand anything, it was approximately 15 to 20 years ago (I believe the movie ...
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Older book ID: similar to avatar with tribal plot

Older book title is something like "tribe of" or " people of" with a pre-colonial name after that. man crashes his car wakes up among hidden tribe ( perhaps in an alternate dimension or post death ...
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Are psychic abilities more akin to fantasy or science fiction? why is this? [closed]

Psychic abilities like telekinesis, telepathy, mind-control, clairvoyance. Basically powers involving the mind. Abilities that let you levitate objects with your thoughts or speak to another person ...
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Can Professor X / other psychics detect physical abnormalities/defects that directly cause mental ones?

There are cases when physical defects, injuries, etc. can cause different mental conditions. For example, I knew of a guy in real life who was super nice to everyone, but all of a sudden would ...
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Sci-Fi Book about psychic twins

Read this book in the 80s as a kid. All I remember is that it was sci fi, spaceships were in several settings, the twins were a boy and a girl, and they were psychic.
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Sci-fi book series, psychic family , 2010 plus or minus, instinctively know what to do

I'm trying to remember a series I read maybe 5 to 10 years ago. The first book featured a young man who instinctively knew what to do to keep out of trouble. He goes through a series of adventures ...
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Looking for the title of a book where the ruling women have psychic powers

This book was published in the 70's or 80's. The women had psychic powers but were bonded to their husbands who they could not disobey. The heroine of the book is bonded to a man (who is the bastard ...
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Trying to identify a book about male teen with psychic powers, published before 1995

What I remember, I think the city was underground. The protagonist was a male teen, possibly with psychic powers. I do remember a scene where the protagonist was mentally going on about zero calorie ...
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Mid-2000's mini-series: Secret facility containing psychically-gifted children

The following list is all the elements I can remember from this series: 1) It was a mini-series of about 4 to 6 episodes each lasting about 45 minutes to an hour. 2) It was made either in America ...
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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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A human has psychic power that makes people forget that he is there. Including his parents

...Spoiler alert... Alternate history where humans have developed psychic powers. A baby is born whose power is that people "forget" about him. Robot nurses feed and change him etc. His parents ...
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What was that story about teen cousins who get mental powers from polluted water?

Anyone ever read a short story about these two cousins who, while visiting their grandma, fall into a polluted river and later find out they are getting mental abilities. Abilities to read others ...
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40s/50s short story about a mutant family with psi powers

I'm trying to recall a story I read in the 1960s or 1970s, but which I suspect was older than that. It was about a quasi-immortal family in the twentieth century who lived in a rural area and kept a ...
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Short story about aliens who use technology to surpass psychic abilities

I seem to remember the story being named "Limiting Factor", but the descriptions do not match. Earth explorers find a planet where here are crocodile-like beings lazing in a sunny swamp. Suddenly a ...
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Book Identification - Post Apocalyptic Novel - 70s/80s Main character Psychic w/Jet Black Skin

I remember this as a paperback novel. Main character had jet black skin and a psychic "danger" sense. It was a post nuclear world. 70s or 80s book (I think). Main character was adult human male. I ...
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Looking for an old story where humans conceal their newly-discovered psychic abilities from alien visitors

Sometime in the early-to-mid-1990s, I checked out a hardcover SF anthology from a public library. I don't remember the title, the cover art, the unifying theme (if there was one), or much else. I do ...
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Possible short story about a psychically bonded human-alien society? (Not Romance)

From what I remember the story is about a girl and her alien partner who are being trained in a school (in space?) for alien/human bonded pairs. They share a strong psychic connection and they have ...
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I need help finding the title of a Sci fi book about psychic aliens on a forsaken planet

I'm having a really hard time remembering the name of a book that I read last summer about aliens that had psychic abilities on this one planet. A crew either crash landed on said planet, or were ...
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need help finding the name of a book about psychic powers, aliens, and brain in a vat type plot

The cover has a guys face wrapped in gauze on a background of fire. The book is from the point of view of a young guy who is an arsonist that discovers that he has pyrokinesis (can start fires with ...
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Need help identifying novel about water planet with mams, moonsteeds, mermaids, and singing

I read an excellent book a while back that I think was written in the late 80s or early 90s. It was set on a planet in which almost the entire surface was covered with water. There were creatures ...
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Novel where a kid learns psychic powers by squeezing little cubes with binary numbers on them?

I recall a novel where a kid learns psychic powers by squeezing little cubes with binary numbers on them? Does anyone remember this story from my childhood?
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First instance of genre protagonists with psychic/connected pet?

I'm reading one book where the protagonist has a psychic bond with her pet, one that helps with hunting and scouting, and some fighting. (Snowdenaelikk and Briel). So I started remembering older ...
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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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1960s SF novel with sub war, telepathy, dolphins, recreational drug that makes you sick, then cures you for fun

I've clarified the details and added a few things I've remembered since first asking the question. I hope that helps someone figure this out. I'm trying to recall a short novel probably from the ...
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Is Pinkie Pie psychic in My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic?

In Equestria Girl movies and some MLP episodes it seems like Pinkie Pie knows what going to happen before it does like in Equestria Girls 1 she knows that Twilight Sparkle isn't from their world, but ...
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Help i.d.'ing a sci-fi read ca. 1966, re- a pink “thing” that entered a psych-astronaut's mind?

The plot had to do with "astronauts" who travelled to other worlds telepathically rather than physically. On one such exploration, the protagonist encountered a big pink "thing," which somehow sort ...
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Story where stardrive test-pilot visits alien solar system and is attacked by a psychic (alien) child

Looking for story title and author. Can't remember if the story was a short story, novella or novel. Here's the storyline as I remember it. In the near future humans have just created a prototype ...
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Identify a story about a detective with a psychic hand

I read this story back in the 1980s. It was from an anthology on fantasy from a used book store so it was likely written the 1960s. The main character had a psychic ability, basically an invisible ...
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Girl discovers she is psychic and an experiment

I read a book back in the '90s about a school-aged girl who runs into another girl who looks exactly like her and is apparently killing people with psychically induced heart attacks. The main ...
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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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Looking for a story about psychic humans who crash on an alien planet

It's been over two decades since I read the story, so bear with me. There were three humans, two men and a woman (IIRC). Each had a psychic type ability, clairvoyance, telepathy and telekinesis. There ...
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identify this book about a human turned into a god by aliens

I am wracking my brain trying to figure out the name of this sci-fi novel and its author that I read back in the early to mid-1980s. The book is about an ordinary man who, during some sort of ...
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What story has a robot that gains psychic power after direct exposure to hyperspace? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story I read about twenty-five or thirty years ago, in a book I got in a second-hand store. I don't remember the title of the book, which had a number of short stories in it, but in ...
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Sci-fi book or series with three children working on a moon looking for ancient life? Has psychic ability 'mindspread'

Looking for the name of a book or series from the 90s (?) where I think three children (one boy, from Earth, and two children from other planets) worked on or were taken to a moon of Jupiter (?) to ...
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Animated Film about “noise marines” in the 80s

I am looking to see if anyone can remember the title of an animated film about noise marine-like characters: their weapons were psychic guitars which they used to create a sonic/psychic attack. I ...
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Is Legion (David Haller) still alive?

I really enjoyed Legion’s character in the recent run of X-Men. But in the end But it hasn’t gone on to explain whether it’s really him or just And if he is do we think he'll be allowed out again?
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Identify YA novel from 70's/80's with three psychic youths stranded on primitive planet

I remember reading a book I checked out from my local library in the late 70's or early 80's, and I'm trying to find the name (and hopefully a copy I can read again). The novel featured three young ...
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Story identification: woman trained to control powerful psychic

I don't remember where I read this, probably in a printed anthology of science fiction from the 1970s or 1980s. A woman is trained to be a handler for a powerful psychic with limited intelligence. He ...
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science fiction short story of a house of misfits with talking toaster?

I'm pretty sure I read it in an anthology or in Analog magazine. The characters include a man who fixes holes in the universe, a talking toaster, and a few other 'misfits', and a woman who sort of ...
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Science fiction novel set at psychic or parapsychological institute

I once read a sci-fi novel (possibly it was a pair of novels) written in the form of letters, memoranda, and reports at an institute (or two competing institutes?) where two psychics were being ...
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ID sci fi short story, golden age. Simple man is picked to pass test to leave earth to expand and explore for humanity

Earth is sending its best and brightest to prosper in space leaving the rest behind. A simple worker is given the opportunity to train while working for a group that wants to get him into the program. ...