Questions tagged [telepathy]

Refers to the transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. Also known as mind reading.

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Short story where a telepathic detective gains "absolute perception"

I'm trying to identify a short story that I read in the 1980s. The plot concerned a human detective that had some form of telepathy. He was assigned a case that needed a particular skill, and ended ...
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Story about telepathic twins missing the connection between the brain halves

I am looking for a YA novel, which I read in German, around 2012. I might be mixing different books here, but the story roughly goes like this: Gifted children are kept in some kind of research ...
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A short story about a telepathic monster who could not attack children who were told not to believe in it [duplicate]

I read this short story at least 30 years ago, maybe more. I cannot remember at all where, but probably a collection. On a planet where humans have a some settlements, there is a very dangerous ...
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Looking for a old novel about a telepath committing murders

I am looking for a novel that I read in the late 80's, involving a telepath committing murders. The book itself was fairly old even then, so was probably written in the 60s, 50s or earlier. Here is a ...
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Short story about aliens who use terrifying dreams/visions to conquer other species

I read this story many years ago so I've forgotten most of the details. I think it was told from the point of view of a narrator going through the experience. People all over the world began having ...
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Youth Christian sci-fi book trilogy featuring a telepathic man and woman, who're separated but find their way back to one another

I can't find these books for the life of me, and thought I'd give this a shot. Looking for a sci-fi book trilogy I think I read in the early-to-mid-'90s. I think the main character was named "...
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Movie where the characters finds out what they have to do right at the moment they need to do it to avoid the enemy knowing their plan

I remember watching a movie quite a few years ago (probably 2010-2015) where the enemy/bad guy (might've been a lot of enemies I don't remember) of a group of people could read minds or something ...
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Book about a space traveler who meets a cat-like alien on another planet

I read this around 10 years ago and it was an old book I bought from the school library. It was maybe around 200-300 pages and not a large book. I read it when I was young, so I don't remember ...
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Story about rats in ESP experiments

Possibly from Omni magazine in the early 80s. A researcher of psychic phenomena is exposed as a fraud — he's been faking results showing that rats could predict the future or something. But the end ...
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A telepathic race hides its intelligence from invading humans

I read this short story before 2005. The main character was an intelligent alien, one of the dominant race on his world. He was immature and learned about humans from his mother, who died protecting ...
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Telepathy broadcaster sends message about how to block telepathy

Short story probably from pre-1985, probably originally published in Analog. A group builds a machine that will be able to broadcast telepathic messages to everyone in the world. They realize that ...
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Possibly dystopian novel about telepathic 'lepping', set in the future

I've been looking for this book for a while now but can't seem to find it anywhere. Involved a bunch of teenagers that could talk to each other telepathically (pretty sure they called it 'lepping'). ...
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Book where humans are interplanetary, and have developed telepathy

This book takes place in a futuristic setting. Humans have developed telepathy and/or psychic links and maybe other mental abilities. People are interplanetary. I think there was something about ...
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Sci-fi story about man escaping from sensory deprivation prison inside the Alps [duplicate]

What I am sure of: I read this story on paper. The protagonist was sentenced for some (real or made-up) crime and imprisoned inside the Alps (or other mountains). The prison was special because all ...
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Book series with predatory alien slavers and telepathic linkages

I’m trying to recall this series, which has an advanced alien species who are quite aggressive and competitive within their own society and who use technology to control other species, whom they link ...
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Novel, potentially 1970s, in which people with ESP powers hide out in a carnival (maybe aliens)

The story is probably from the 70s or 80s. In English probably a US Paperback. It was set in contemporary times (1950-70s). The story revolves around a small group of people (3-5?) who are trying to ...
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Sci-fi book where a scientist, researcher and special agent on Mars was communicating with telepathic cat-like creatures

I am searching for a sci-fi book where a scientist, researcher and special agent on Mars was communicating with telepathic cat-like creatures, to sort out a local conflict. In the story there was a ...
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Comic where telekinetic teenagers with super powers roam an island 'disconnected' from the mainland

I read a fairly lengthy comic series (or maybe a webcomic) about 5 years ago which I forgot the name of. The comic follows half a dozen or so teenagers/young adults all with similar telekinetic powers ...
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1980s sci-fi anime where a guy with longish brown hair (and possibly wearing a cape) is fatally injured by a robot which looks similar to a Dalek

The only thing I remember about this anime I watched on a VHS player during the 1980s (unfortunately can't remember the exact year), is a scene which involves a robot which looked similar to a Dalek (...
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Novel with main character able to mind-link to computers, a female telepath, a computer entity and a healing priest [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify a novel I read around 1990 give or take 5 years. It was fairly short (maybe 120 pages or so) and I read it in Dutch, but it is most likely a translation of an English original. ...
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Can Borg drones control their ships with their minds?

I've seen some people get upset at seeing Borg drones press buttons on computer consoles, arguing that they should be able to simply control the ship via their hive mind connection. I'm pretty sure we'...
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Fiction Romance. Heroine uses her psychic ability such as telepathy and psychometry to help find a man who's been kidnapped

This was an ebook I downloaded before, and read around the late 90s but it could be around the late 80s, and I think it's a standalone too. It's about a woman around her early or possibly late 20s ...
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Dystopian future with telepathic children

The book in question was set in a possibly post apocalyptic/dystopian future where anyone different was not allowed, society had regressed somewhat. A small group of children grew up with telepathic ...
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sci-fi book where a meteorite gives 3 different kinds of telepathic powers to people who then vie for control

3 groups of telepaths each with different powers. They received their powers from a meteorite. One group is the strongest and are kind of in control. Another group wants to gain control. One group,...
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Book about interplanetary travel, perfume mixing, and telepathy

Read this book in the early 90s. The protagonist goes to another planet and there is a lot to do with perfume. Correctly mixing perfumes to some important end. The population is telepathic, and I ...
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Movie or TV show where a man telepathically saves child from coma

I am trying to identify a program I saw on American television sometime in the late 90's or early 00's. I am unsure if it was a movie being shown on TV or just an episode of a TV series, but it was a ...
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Sci-fi story: Two men discover ability to see/sense telepathic aliens/monsters on Earth by inserting metal into brain

What is the name of this book? The story starts with a worker who accidentally gets a pick-axe or metal spike lodged into his head and starts seeing or sensing strange things. A scientist/doctor ...
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60's or older story about two kinds of mutant telepaths

Now this is a very old story. It was old when I read it in the late 60’s or the early 70’s. There are mutants who are telepaths and have small “antennas” which make them rather conspicuous (they can ...
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In the 1980s Garfield Cartoon show and classic comic strips, can Jon literally "understand" Garfield? [closed]

In the old Garfield cartoons and strips, we [the audience] "hear" and "see" Garfield's thoughts and communications clearly, even though he doesn't move his mouth. This, combined ...
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Novel (dystopian?) where some of the population have telepathy, that they call "lepping"

I read a book (dystopian, if memory serves) where a certain percentage of the population could communicate through mental telepathy. I think they kept the fact hidden. They referred to the ability as '...
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Space opera book with telepathic female main character

I read this book sometime in the mid-late 90s. It's set on other worlds and in space, mostly human characters. What I remember: the female main character (FMC) has telepathic and telekinetic powers ...
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Man in space who can telepathically communicate with his unborn daughter [duplicate]

This was a sci-fi book. In it, there was a man that was in space, very far from his family (I think that his family are on Earth but I'm not sure). The man can telepathically communicate with his ...
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Novel: non-telepath helps overthrow rule by telepaths

Years ago, I read a novel whose title I'd like to rediscover. What I can remember is this: The novel's world has powerful, amoral-or-evil telepaths who are in a dominant social position. They've got ...
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Book: boy with telekinesis, joins an organization, learns to control his powers while watching a football game

I've been searching for a while and I can't seem to find anything online about it. The boy gets telekinetic powers and joins some sort of small organisation with a girl in it who helps him. He goes ...
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Book ID - When you read the cat's mind, all it says is "mipmip"

Bit of a silly question, but I thought this was really funny and now I can't remember what it was in. A main character can read minds, including, I'm pretty sure, animals' minds, and is travelling ...
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80s era sci-fi book on time travel; college man gets to the future where telepaths are a growing minority, plants iron berries and gets rich

Back in the 80s I borrowed a book series from a friend and never got to finish it. I've half looked around over the years and can't find anything that sounds even close to what I remember. It started ...
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Science fiction story revolving around telepathy [duplicate]

Trying to find a book I read in the late 70's or very early 80's. As I remember, the plot centered around a rock star who transferred his consciousness to a computer, and whom "made contact" with a ...
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Novel (series) with biblical themes and telepaths

I am trying to find a novel (children's or young adult maybe) that I read several years back, possibly around 2010. I believe it was the first in a series of novels, and have been trying to find it ...
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Book where man communicates telepathically with a being

I am looking for the name and/or author of a story that goes something like this: A writer(?) is visited by a being and they communicate telepathically. The being eventually asks if the man has ...
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A SF novel about the invisible globes that try to take over the world

It's a 60s or 70s SF novel. Maybe by a French or Japanese author. The plot is that some prominent scientists suddenly dies in strange occasions. It turns out they finds a kind of eye drops enabling ...
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Book - Cats saving the world from a telepathic alien

Ages ago, I read a sci-fi book about an alien telepath, very human in shape, who can suck knowledge, experiences, and personalities out from the brain of humans, killing them in the process. He tries ...
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70s UK science fiction TV show with time travel and telepathic cat

I'm trying to identify a science fiction series on UK TV during the 70s, but I can only recall the following: A party of adults and children. There was a woman with a telepathic bond to her cat: she ...
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What short story book had "story for telepaths"?

In 1990s I read a SF short story book named along the lines of "Worlds shortest science fiction stories". I am trying to locate that. The only story that I remember definitively is: Title page: "...
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Do any empaths or telepaths in Star Trek follow a code of conduct?

In Star Trek: The Next Generation there are multiple species who can, to various degrees, read the mind and/or emotions of other beings. This brings up a host of privacy concerns, and this question ...
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90s sci-fi book- post-apocalyptic telepathic society that lives within a walled area; people who don't develop telepathy get killed

I read this book most likely in the early 90s. I have quite a few details from the beginning of the book: After some disaster or war, humans developed telepathy and walled off most of the outside ...
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Trying to find old story of alien who looks like a dog, boy and dog go to the moon

I am looking for the title and/or author of a book or short story from either the 50's or 60's that I read when I was a teenager. In the book, a boy finds a dog (that may have crash-landed on earth). ...
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Sci-fi novel about a planet w/ a dying sun, bird-like or penguin-like beings, telepathy, and blue-green crystals?

I would love some help on this. Not sure if I read it in the 80s, 90s, or early 00s, so I don't know how old it is, but I don't think it was written before the mid-80s. I have vague recollections of ...
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Has a telepathic character in DC Comics been able to telepathically freeze people/time like Professor X in Marvel?

Since it has been established that Professor X has been shown to use his telepathic/telekinetic powers to mentally halt people in their tracks in both comics and the movies - see here for that - my ...
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70s/80s movie about a telepathic visitor (either time traveler or extraterrestrial) with a connection to the pyramids trying to warn humans

It's a movie I saw as a youngster. If I remember correctly it was about a visitor - he looked Caucasian perhaps from Norway/Sweden/Finland. Can't remember if he was a time traveler or ...
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What does Psi Corps say about scanning the minds of people?

What are the laws that the Psi Corps have about a Telepath scanning the minds of people?
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