Bibliography for GURPS Psi-Tech
Popular media offer many sources of inspiration for psi-tech.
Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Bloody Sun (Ace, 1964) and sequels. The "Darkover" series covers the science of "matrix mechanics": low-tech psychotronic generators and symbiotic crystals.
Brin, David. Startide Rising (Bantam, 1983). Ultra-tech psionic devices and weapons are a minor but interesting element of the "Uplift" series.
Ostrander, Sheila and Schroeder, Lynn. Psychic Discoveries (Marlowe, 1997). Nonfiction focusing on Soviet-era research; popularized the concept of psychotronics.
Zahn, Timothy. Distant Friends and Others (Baen, 1992). The three stories that make up this sequence explore the consequences of a null-field generator for telepaths suffering from uncontrollable psi static.
Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light (Doubleday, 1967). Psi-tech and uploading allow an elite to gain powers imitating the aspects of the Hindu gods.
Uncanny X-Men and related series (Marvel, 1963-present). Professor X's Cerebro is a classic psi-amplifier. Psychotronic technology is constantly invented – and forgotten – over the course of this series and its many spinoff comics, games, cartoons, and movies.
Manga and Anime
A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun (Kamachi Kazuma, 2004-present). Series of novels, manga, and anime set in a world where psionics and magic collide, focusing on an academy city devoted to the development of psi powers. Main characters include a boy who can negate any paranormal ability, a living magic library, and an ergokinetic schoolgirl. Several mad-science psi-tech projects are featured.
Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1982-1990). Manga and anime movie in which government research into bio-psi goes horribly awry.
Dreamscape (Joseph Ruben, 1984). Innocuous dream-tech is adapted into an assassination tool.
Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010). A corporate espionage team uses a type of dreamscaper (p. 20) to steal secrets from their targets' subconscious.
Push (Paul McGuigan, 2009). A motley crew of psychics band to together to destroy a government program before it can mass-produce dangerous psi-augmenting drugs.
Scanners (David Cronenberg, 1981). A morning-sickness drug is found to induce psychic powers in the unborn.
Fringe (J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci, 2008-present). This series about paranormal investigation often features psi-tech.
Tomorrow People, The (Roger Price, 1973-1979, 1992-1995). A group of young psis (the next step in human evolution) employ psionic computers, psi-enhancing teleport belts, and other tech.