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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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Doomed, telepathic, underground-living alien civilisation. They send an explorer who enters the mind of a baby on an aeroplane [duplicate]

This short story I read about 95 but it seemed to have been written some decades earlier. An alien civilisation have been living underground, for many generation. They have only old stories about what ...
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Short Story. Five year old human boy adopted by elderly female telepathic bison from another planet or reality

The small boy is born with the ability to teleport to other realities. His parents have been killed in a war. In another reality there is an elderly female bison like animal also telepathic. Her ...
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Novel series where a housewife who gains the ability to read thoughts gets caught up in organized crime

I know I was reading this in 2023 as eBooks, but I can't seem to find it in my reading history. The protagonist is a housewife (husband, at least two kids) who has the bad luck of being at a grocery ...
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Old TV series about a blonde alien girl who can read minds and a man who must help her [duplicate]

This show is almost certainly from the 80s, maybe early 90s. A long-haired, slender blonde young woman arrives on Earth escaping from some organization, I think, and encounters a man who has to help ...
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Sci-fi short story with aliens on another planet trying to telepathically communicate with humans on Earth to prevent a catastrophic bombing

I am looking for a story about extraterrestials that live on a planet not too far from Earth. I believe they try to communicate with humans via telepathy to prevent a catastrophe, since humans intend ...
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Fantasy novel about magic and telepathic birds

I am looking for a book I read back in high school. This was 2003 so it was published before then. I only remember a few things. Only a few people were able to have a bond with one bird. But there was ...
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A thick hardcover stand alone book about a family with psychic powers with peaceful aliens above watching over them

I'm trying to remember a book I read in my teenage years. Would've been written in the 70s or 80s. A standalone book, hardcover, quite long possibly 300+ pages. It was about a young boy with psychic ...
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Can a Vulcan mind-meld with a changeling?

We have seen Spock mind meld or have telepathic contact with several aliens, including at least one extremely physiologically different (Horta). The answer to Are there any species a Vulcan can't ...
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Can a Vulcan mind-meld with, or read the mind of, a Ferengi?

We have seen Spock mind meld or have telepathic contact with several aliens, including at least one extremely physiologically different (Horta). What humanoid species are immune to the Vulcan nerve ...
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Book about a boy on a colony planet who flees the male-only village he was raised in and meets a girl who arrived in a scout ship

Read around 2012-2016, written probably within ten years before that - likely less. First in a series, I believe. The book is set on a planet where every animal that lives on or lands on the planet (...
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Short story: Entering the mind of a women with brain damage; euthanasia

I read this in Asimov's magazine in the early 1980s, but didn't recognize the title when I went through ISFDB. In this story, a man has the ability to enter other people's minds. I think he works for ...
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Pre-1990 book about exiled telepaths and a system of telepathic screening

I read this as a teenager before 1991. The story starts with a young man volunteering for a government position, or maybe being drafted. Society does have some psionicists, but they are reviled, ...
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Novel about a future human society with telepaths and superintelligent humans

A novel, possibly from the 80s or earlier, set in Earth's future. Society is split into three groups: Normal humans, telepaths, and people with the ability to think superhuman thoughts. (This ...
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What’s the book called about a girl and boy being able to telepathically communicate without knowing each other?

Main girl doesn’t know she’s a witch. Both characters (boy and a girl) don’t know each other prior to being able to telepathically communicate with each other. I think the cover had some sort of gate? ...
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A short story where an underground alien civilization sends a cube and projects a mind to Earth

I am looking for a short story were there is an alien civilization that has been living underground for millenia since the surface froze. A minor but very specific detail I remember is they point out ...
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Short story about telepathy causing the end of mankind [duplicate]

I am trying to remember the title and author of a short story about the end of mankind, through telepathy: It begins with a couple spending their last day together, as the man is going to leave Earth ...
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Telepathic alien uses mind control at close range

I read this in a second-hand book in the 90s, it was either a short story or a novella. A lone alien landed on Earth. It could easily understand and control nearby people's thoughts, and was not ...
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Contacting aliens - "we must love each other or die"

I'm looking for a short story written before 1998. Telepathy had been discovered and early experiments picked up thoughts from distant alien civilisations, which were vast and highly advanced. The ...
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Book or series about a group of teens in a space colony who discover telepathic creatures

I have been trying to find this series that I read in grade school. Some of the info I remember is: They have hover technology, hover bikes that the kids hack to remove safety restraints, and hover ...
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Name for trope where a POV character has someone hanging out in their mind?

I've seen this trope in a lot of different media, where a telepathic being (not necessarily capable of telepathy with anyone, this can be limited to the one character) is just sort of hanging out in ...
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Sci-fi horror short story about alien that wants to be eaten

In 2017/18 I was really into story podcasts, and heard one that I cannot find again, and do not know what podcast I heard it on. It was a sci-fi/horror short-story about a group of people who went ...
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Story ID: humans in invulnerable powered armor vs telepathic enemy aliens with transporter-based handheld cutting weapon [duplicate]

Military science fiction story, most probably from the 1970's or 1980's, possibly a short story in an anthology, but more likely a novella, or maybe even a full novel. Small squad of human soldiers in ...
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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

I'm looking for a 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. ...
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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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