IMHO, the best SF novel about telepathy is Robert Silverberg's DYING INSIDE.
It's about a telepath who is slowly losing his ability and how this
affects his very concept of who he is. An absolutely brilliant novel of
internal landscape. Probably Silverberg's best book.
It's a book I often recomend to the lit-crit snobs who claim that SF is
never about the interior life of its characters, so is by their
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Colleen R. Cahill wrote:
> I believe the Julian May novels in the Pliocene Saga, the Galactic
>milieu and _Intervention_ all have characters with some clairvoyant
>abilities. Some are also telepaths. My favorite of these is the Pliocene
>Saga (The many-colored land, the golden torc, etc.) as it was an
>interesting blend of fantasy and science fiction.
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>On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, John Snead wrote:
>>I am interested in finding more media (especially books) with good
>>and complex treatments of both telepathy and clairvoyance. I'm
>>rather at a loss for good SF featuring clairvoyance, any
>>Obviously, for telepathy The Whole Man by John Brunner, The
>>Demolished Man by Alfred Bester, and The Missing Man by
>>Katherine MacLean are good first steps (what is it about "The ___
>>Man" as titles of books with telepaths?) Some of Andre Norton's
>>better work is also not bad, nor is Jack of Eagles by James Blish.
>>Does anyone have any other suggestions?
>>Also, I remember reading a novel back in the 70s (perhaps by Keith
>>Laumer) that featured a powerful telepath in the modern day, who
>>for a time made a living matching people with items they wanted to
>>buy but couldn't find. Does anyone remember the title of this book?
>>-John Snead [log in to unmask]