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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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In the 1980s Garfield Cartoon show and classic comic strips, can Jon literally “understand” Garfleid? [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 with other animals "...
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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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Short story about the drawbacks of human telepathy on an alien planet

There will be heavy spoilers in my question. The plot is that a band of humans have been genetically engineered to be telepathic. Unfortunately, the engineered humans made the rest of humanity nervous,...
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Short story about universal telepathy

I read a short story many years ago - mid-80's? - in which something happens which gives everyone on earth telepathic abilities. In the short term, there is chaos, as no one can keep a secret anymore,...
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Looking for space spy book with female protagonist

Here are the details I can remember: Female lead is a spy/assassin, near the beginning of the book she is seducing a man to get information, but he realizes she is a spy and she ends up killing him ...
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People connected by telepathy

Trying to find a short story/novella about several people connected by telepathy. The two hands were a pair of twins who moved in response to the “brain,” also a separate individual. I read it in the ...
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Mid 80s movie about 3 mute aliens and telepathic woman

In the early to mid 80s, HBO aired a movie about 3 mute aliens (played by children looking bald and tan). They're helped by a male and female protagonist, and the aliens can communicate with the woman ...
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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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Looking for a book about two kids who find a Roman (I think) coin and gain superpowers

It's been years since I read it - a brother and sister find a an old coin and then develop powers, the centre of which is their ability to communicate with each other telepathically. When they are ...
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Looking for a story where the protagonist defends against mind reading by repeating a counting-out rhyme

Don't know much for sure about this story. I've never read it; only heard a review at some point in mid-nineties on Polish TV. The author may very well be Polish, but there's a chance it was a ...
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Need title of book I read in the 80's about a post-apocalyptic earth in which all humans are telepathic

Back in the late 70's or early-to-mid-80's I bought a book from the Science Fiction Book Club about a post-apocalyptic Earth in which people lived in small villages and everyone was telepathic - they ...
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Title of old sci fi movie with two men compelled by a telepathic force to build a device [duplicate]

This was a movie in color 50s 60s maybe 70s. It opened with two men, maybe scientists, who were in an office or at a home, and who were compelled by a telepathic force to build a device - they had no ...
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Trying to find a book I read ages ago about telepathic aliens on a colony world

What I can remember is that the main character travels to the new world colony via a space ship. When she (I think) arrives and is woken up she finds out that she is one of a small percentage of ...
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Sci-fi book about a small sea-cucumber like alien that made humans go insane and/or die

I don't remember anything about the title or author of this book. I think it was a relatively simple title. It was a fairly short book, the cover was a silver-blue (I think?), and I think it had a ...
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Dog like alien creature with telepathic and telekinetic abilities

I can't remember much about it but I am looking for a science fiction story about a woman who is camping or something similar on a planet that has been marked as having no sentient beings living on it....
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A book where a man inhabits the body of a dying man and befriends a telepathic cat

Some time around 1998 I read a book (which is surely older) suggested by one of my friends. Since this is the first time posting for me I'll do my best to give all the details I can recall. The main ...
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Trying to find a short story: telepathy has all but destroyed the female population of Earth. Returning astronauts offer hope of repopulation

From an anthology read in my youth in the 70's. I recall it has the crew of a deep range rocket being feted on their return because the female crew members may be able to bear children (they had been ...
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Short Story ID: Beginning of telepathic humans [duplicate]

I believe I read a short story in the 50's about the beginning of telepathy in humans. The enemies were breaking into the location as the couple telepathically married themselves just before being ...
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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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Dystopian future, AI Space weapons, sentient dolphins, Railroad gauge wars and more. What's the book name?

So I read this book several years ago and now I'm trying to remember the name. I know this is a fairly vague description but I'm hoping it's enough for someone to catch on and help me. I know this ...
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What examples do we have of Susan Ivanova's latent telepathy?

In season 2, episode 19 “Divided Loyalties”, CDR Ivanova confesses to CAPT John Sheridan of her telepathic abilities. IVANOVA: I'm a latent telepath. SHERIDAN: Susan, why didn't you tell me ...
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Humans orbiting exoplanet establish telepathic control of massive six-legged feline creature that has IR-sense plates instead of eyes

Humans in a spaceship orbiting an alien planet have a machine that they can hook their heads up to that lets them take telepathic control (and receive the senses of) of massive (I think at least ...
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Did Sauron use telepathy (ósanwe) to interrogate Gollum?

Every now and then since the publication of the 'Ósanwe-kenta' I have wondered what events in Middle-Earth had links to telepathy. Besides the obvious - Frodo putting on the Ring on Amon Hen, Gandalf ...
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In which book does a man start whistling a tune, only to discover moments later it is playing on the radio? (passive telepathy is implied)

In which book does a man start whistling a tune, only to discover moments later it is playing on the radio? (and thereby showing passive telepathy) Clues: It could be very well be a book by Philip K....
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Looking for an ebook about a telepathic woman and telepathic twin brothers

I am looking for an e-book which I read about a high level telepathic woman who works as a mediator in government service. Her work is basically to mediate negotiations between parties as she can ...
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Looking for book - empathic/telepathic alien captured on distant planet, brought back to earth

I am looking for a book which came from a public library, I read it about... 15 years back, I believe. I cannot remember the title of the book nor the author, but I remember some of the plot. Humans ...
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Short story where aliens threaten to kill humans because we do not share a group mind

The plot is pretty simple. A group-mind race of aliens arrive and threaten to kill the humans because we do not share a group mind. The humans agree to let the aliens modify them so they can form a ...
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Mind Controlling Invasive Alien Plants

A while ago I was reading a short story / novella, possibly part of an anthology. The Premise was: Human space explorers land on an alien world, and discovers a primitive species that is Stone Age in ...
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If telepaths can influence minds, why don't they fix the world and bring peace?

Telepath mutants such as Charles Xavier, Jean Grey, Emma Frost, etc... are powerful telepaths who can exhibit awesome telepathic feats and abilities. If they can influence the minds of others to the ...
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Looking for a novel or novella about a federal manhunt for a telepathic alien

I'm trying to identify a story. I first read this in a library book sometime in the early-to-mid 1980s. I believe I reread it about a decade later, around the mid-1990s (again in a library book), but ...