Date: 2017-09-21 01:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jbwoodford

Date: 2017-09-21 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
13/20 (have and/or have read)

Date: 2017-09-21 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
BTW, "Robert Silverberg" has to be a pseudonym. There's something innately feminine about the writing.

Date: 2017-09-21 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philrm

Date: 2017-09-21 04:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jbwoodford
Surely you mean ineluctably feminine?

Date: 2017-09-21 05:35 pm (UTC)
chrysostom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysostom
Well, that didn't take long.

Date: 2017-09-21 02:43 pm (UTC)
philrm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] philrm

None of James Schmitz' Telzey Amberdon stories?

Date: 2017-09-22 01:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
I know; that's one of the first examples of telepaths in space opera to come to mind.

Date: 2017-09-21 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carbonel
8/20 -- hit my mode smack on again.

I liked the Mrs. Pollifax books, so I tried to reserve The Clairvoyant Countess from the library, but they only have it as a downloadable audiobook, and I have 3.5 other books ahead of it on the audiobook queue -- I'm listening (as a reread) to the Rivers of London books.

Date: 2017-09-21 05:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doc_paradise
The Clairvoyant Countess is the only one on the list that I've read and I've read it multiple times.

It's probably...

Date: 2017-09-21 03:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seawasp
... not surprising that I do much better on this list than on many of the others. I'm at 16/20. Psionics is one of my things.

Mildly surprised to see neither one of the classic Besters nor any Schmitz on the list, but only mildly so since, as you say, this is not a restrictive list and you're trying to cover a lot of ground.

I suspect my list would include The Demolished Man and something by Schmitz in that vein, possibly another manga or two as well (the Japanese absolutely love psionic works). Might include The Mercy Men as well.

Date: 2017-09-21 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keith_morrison
The manga Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo should really be in there.


Date: 2017-09-21 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seawasp
... _AKIRA_ is one of the manga I was thinking of. There's lots of them to choose from, though, because the Japanese love their psionics to death.

Date: 2017-09-21 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oh6
Interesting to see a Lensman book in this category - I read the "first" two and got rather thrown by the change in style when I got to Galactic Patrol.

I haven't read Psion but did read Catspaw, with the same main character.

I've only read "In Hiding" but plan to read Children of the Atom eventually.

Overall I've read 7-and-a-bit of these, am familiar with 6 other authors, and have heard of maybe one more author, and in the case of The Journal of Nicholas the America, the book title is immediately familiar but I couldn't have named the author.

Date: 2017-09-21 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Change in style in the Lensman? Interesting. While the "prologue to Civilization" in Triplanetary is certainly different, at least in its vignette approach, the main body of Triplanetary and that of First Lensman don't seem to me much different from that seen in the other Lensman books.

Date: 2017-09-22 02:29 am (UTC)
jamoche: Prisoner's pennyfarthing bicycle: I am NaN (Default)
From: [personal profile] jamoche
For real style whiplash, go back to the Skylark series. Written in the 1910s and 20s, and it shows.

Date: 2017-09-21 06:30 pm (UTC)
jbwoodford: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jbwoodford
IIRC, First Lensman was written rather later than Galactic Patrol, and Smith assumed that its readers would already be familiar with the Kim Kinnison books and Children of the Lens.

True enough in sequence...

Date: 2017-09-21 06:47 pm (UTC)
seawasp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seawasp
... but that doesn't strike me as being a "style" difference, merely a "hmm, there's background here I'm missing" issue.

Date: 2017-09-21 04:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pameladean
Hmmm, only 7/20, but there's a remarkable number of books on there I've been meaning to get around to reading.

I've been pondering whether, if I were doing these lists, which I'm not remotely qualified to do, I'd have swapped out the L'Engle for a different one, probably A Ring of Endless Light. But Meg comes from an originally stfnal universe and Vicki doesn't, so probably not.


Date: 2017-09-21 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seawasp
I admit that the L'Engle wouldn't be a choice in mine either. I'm not sure I'd even call a lot of her stuff "psionics"; they seem more magicky or holy powers than psi.

Date: 2017-09-21 09:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mindstalk
The kything of A Wind in the Door is very much like telepathy.

Date: 2017-09-21 05:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrysostom
Brunner's The Whole Man is interesting.

Date: 2017-09-21 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dsrtao
It's an optimistic crapsack world, which I think is unusual.

Date: 2017-09-21 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Only read two (Ethan of Athos and Psion) but they were very influential in forming the way I thought about telepathy. (And suddenly I'm not sure whether is was Psion I read or Catspaw)


Date: 2017-09-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
12/20, and I'm surprised there's nothing by Andre Norton on the list. Katherine MacLean's The Missing Man and John Brunner's The Whole Man would also make sense on this list.

Date: 2017-09-22 02:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philrm
Yeah, I would absolutely have placed Catseye on this list.

Date: 2017-09-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
While definitely a good choice, I think Forerunner Foray would be better, since it's one of the most focused on powers of the mind of any of Norton's novels.

Date: 2017-10-18 11:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tavella
I'm also surprised by no Norton, it featured in some of her best novels, and I think influenced a lot of later writers.

Date: 2017-09-21 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] martianmooncrab
15 of 20 ... and three that I will have to check out..

Date: 2017-09-21 09:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mindstalk
7 if I count watching Shin Sekai Yori rather than reading it. (Male author, BTW.) Well, I think I read City of Illusions, but I don't really remember it, so maybe it should be 6.

Date: 2017-09-22 03:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
Now that I think of it, James Blish's Jack of Eagles definitely belongs on this list.

Date: 2017-09-22 04:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julian
I'm pretty sure I've read the McCaffrey. So I've read 9, and have the Vinge somewhere-or-other. (And now want to find the Kennedy and the Huang. And re-find the Moore.)

Date: 2017-09-22 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] refreshninja
No cosmic Marvel comics about Gladiator, the psionic Superman expy? I am saddened and confused. Clearly this oversight invalidates your entire list.

Date: 2017-09-22 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm moderately surprised that there's nothing by Julian May on the list.

Date: 2017-09-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Or Daniel Keys Moran - Emerald Eyes would be the obvious pick, though I personally like The Last Dancer much more.

(Not the same anonymous as above.)

Date: 2017-09-22 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ethelmay
Really surprised not to see Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human (or Baby Is Three).

Date: 2017-09-23 06:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eub
Same! Certainly there are a lot of candidates jockeying to make the list (it's almost as if even Science Dominionists have the human psychological thing for magic). And oossibly I'm old.

I would love to see the Young People try some Sturgeon. My feeling is he's got an unusually high spread of ways he's aged well and ways he's aged poorly.


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