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I believe this is the story "Cobwebs" by Ray Brown, which was only published in the August 1987 issue of Analog. The story is framed as a backgrounder for a new generation of non-telepathic children who are going to grow up to be the next generation of military leaders since they can't be fooled into overlooking the aliens. The story then skips ...


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Sounds like you're thinking of Under the Mountain, an early 1980s TV series produced in New Zealand, and based on a novel of the same name. The Wikipedia synopsis matches most of the plot points you raised: The show focuses on twins Rachel and Theo Matheson. While on school summer holidays in Auckland, they are contacted by a man named Mr. Jones, who had ...


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Might this be Spoonbenders (2017) by Daryl Gregory? Spoonbenders follows the lives of a "somewhat dysfunctional and often hilarious" Telemachus family. The main characters include: Teddy Telemachus, the patriarch (a con man), Maureen, his wife (a powerful psychic), their three children Irene (a human lie detector), Frankie (a telekinetic), and ...


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Pretty sure this is Thou Shalt Not Die. In the future, supernatural powers not only exist but have become science fact. The "Special Abilities Private High School" is established in order to utilize students' powers for the military. Students are roped onto the battlefield without knowing the meaning of the fight, whether it will save their lives.....


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Found it: the story is "Cassandra" by C. J. Cherryh, first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1978, October issue.


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