Ren had two motives for fighting with Finn;
He considers Finn a traitor and wants to punish him for betraying the First Order.
Finn challenged him to a duel. Ren is clearly enough of a ham that he can't resist.
Finn blocked him again and again, once letting the other man’s beam
slide against his own and harmlessly off to one side. He
This happens in Robert Heinlein's 1953 short story Project Nightmare. The bombs are not dropped, but are smuggled into the US and hidden in various places. A team of psychics is used to locate the bombs and prevent them from exploding.
I'm not sure if this is the one you are looking for, and I haven't read it in 20 years... But I THINK you are talking about 'The Girl with the Silver Eyes.'
Details that I remember:
Her powers are due to a painkiller her mother took during childbirth/pregnancy -- at one point she finds a photo of her mother and a few others who were all part of the trial ...
Could this be Kurt Vonnegut's "The Report on the Barnhouse Effect"?
It features a professor who discovers telekinesis and becomes the first "weapon with a conscience", choosing to disable all weapons as soon as they're exposed. The story is told from the viewpoint of an ex-student who follows in his footsteps.
"Gentlemen," I read aloud, "As the first ...
Perhaps "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" by Madeleine L'Engle?
Charles Wallace is traveling in time with a unicorn, named Gaudior, to try to save the world from a mad dictator who is close to starting a nuclear war. At each point in time where he stops, he gets somehow put into a person in that time, living that person's life but able to somehow influence things....
In regard to telekinesis (also called psychokinesis) and telepathy:
All telepaths are not telekinetic (Charles Xavier), and all telekinetics are not telepaths (Vance Astrovick/Justice).
Telekinetic effects can be achieved in a variety of ways using magical abilities or advanced scientific technologies. The Marvel Universe has an abundance of psychokinetic ...
Parts of this sound like Scanners III: The Takeover. It
was made in 1992
starts with the brother accidentally pushing a friend off a balcony and putting himself into exile
features a telepathic woman whose medication makes her psychopathic
said (brunette) woman, enjoying breakfast on a balcony, makes a pigeon explode in the following clip (warning, pigeon ...
This is Star Fire by Ingo Swann
Rock star Dan Merriweather develops paranormal powers, and discovers both the US and Russians possess installations using human psychic powers as weapons. To evade them he fakes his own death.
The Russian Project Tolkein involves slices of human brain installed in satellites
That's Robert Silverberg's Push No More.
A description from his semi-official site:
Harry is a typical teenager of his time, a bit on the nerdy side, insecure, and obsessed with sex. Suddenly he finds he can move things with his mind. It's the standard poltergeist situation, a frustrated kid channeling his energy into a little-used part of his brain. But ...
This bears a considerable resemblance to Firestarter: Rekindled. In this 2002 mini-series sequel to the 1984 movie adaptation, Charlie (the titular girl) is grown up and working in a library when Rainbird resurfaces with a collection of six boys with different powers -- one of which has the power of suggestion (similar to Charlie's father, but more powerful ...
I believe the story you're referring to is "Eye for Eye" by Orson Scott Card. From Wikipedia:
Mick Winger has an unusual gift and with it has accidentally killed several people. When Mick gets angry at people, his power manifests itself by launching an attack upon them by giving them cancer, leukemia or related terminal illnesses. If made angry enough, ...
No, they aren't manifestations of the same ability. Most super-powers are controlled mentally, and of course each superhero's non-super abilities are also all controlled via their minds as well.
Most telepaths, such as Psylocke, Professor X, the White Queen, are not telekinetic.
Telekinessis in its pure form is significantly more rare than telepathy, but ...
I think this is Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl. First published in 1970.
"Elana belongs to a peaceful, technologically advanced, space-faring civilization called the "Federation", which monitors worlds which
are still "maturing", allowing them to grow without any sort of
contact or intervention. Elana stows away on a ship in ...
Another one is the novel Psychic Warrior by Bob Mayer and Robert Doherty. Published in 2000
Both US and Soviet use psychic warriors. The title matches the book, it is the primary theme of the book. Bombs are "launched" via psi as well as stopped via psi battle.
It is "The young magician" (original Polish title "Cudowne dziecko").
A 12-year boy feels left out by his classmates because he has no interest in athletics. He finally discovers his calling when his parents take him to a magic show. Picked by the magician to be his helper during a trick he is drawn into the world of magic and wants to learn more. He ...
This sounds a bit like Ubik (Philip K Dick).
The young female has the ability to undo events by changing the past. A group of "anti-psis" go to the moon. Not an exact match but some similarities.
This sounds a bit like It's a Good Life by Jerome Bixby.
Wikipedia page here
The story concerns a three-year old boy, not a teenager and I don't recall a bus. However, the other themes are similar. The story takes place in a village which has somehow separated itself from the rest of the Earth at the moment of the boy's birth. It was adapted as an episode ...
This is definitely "The Girl With the Silver Eyes." I have the book, and I just reread it a few weeks ago.
The girl's name is Katie, and her eyes are, as the title notes, silver. The powers come from a painkiller drug that her mother used along with three other women who got pregnant because of it, who are the other children with silver eyes. The drugs ...
This sounds like Pulse by Patrick Carman. It is the first book of the Pulse trilogy.
With the help of her mysterious classmate Dylan Gilmore, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a “pulse,” and Dylan has the talent, too.
In riveting action scenes, Faith demonstrates her ability to use her ...
Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
In twelve-year-old Taemon’s city, everyone has a power called psi—the ability to move and manipulate objects with their minds. When Taemon loses his psi in a traumatic accident, he must hide his lack of power by any means possible. But a humiliating incident at a sports tournament exposes his disability, and Taemon is exiled to ...