Telepathy. only a far-fetched little bit of technological know-how fiction “hocus pocus.” yet is it? With today’s monstrous leaps ahead in know-how and biotechnology, with humans consistently surrounded by means of refined but invisible communique networks, and with a quickly expanding knowing of the brain’s internal workings . . . is it so challenging to visualize that we would be ready to increase direct mind-to-mind verbal exchange?
Or may possibly it now not be the case that evolution on my own, within the correct circumstances—if now not on the earth, then on others—could provide upward thrust to creatures with telepathic talents?
This selection of fourteen tales explores the ramifications of a destiny the place telepathy is actual. From that first wonderful second of discovery, to the following jealousies and sophistication divisions, to the hazards of weaponization and the advantages of clinical miracles, The Telepath Chronicles grants to take you contained in the inventive minds of a few of today’s best technological know-how fiction authors.
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