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Bibliography for GURPS Psionics

Hundreds of books and dozens of movies and television shows have dealt with psi powers. This list concentrates on the treatment of psi in science fiction, along with related topics like mind transfer and dream-shaping machines.

Only a few nonfiction books are mentioned – those which the author found most helpful in researching Psionics. Any good library should have a parapsychology section for those interested in delving into the subject.

* Highly recommended.

** Not directly concerned with psionics, but deals with a related subject like dream-scanner technology.


Adams, Robert: Horseclans series

Anderson, Poul: Agent of the Terran Empire

Anthony, Piers: Cluster series, especially Chaining the Lady

Asimov, Isaac: Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation

Bester, Alfred: The Demolished Man,* The Stars My Destination (a.k.a. Tiger! Tiger!)

Blish, James: Jack of Eagles,* The Warriors of Day

Bradley, Marion Zimmer: Darkover series, especially The Forbidden Tower,* Stormqueen!* and Sharra's Exile

Brin, David: Startide Rising, The Uplift War

Brunner, John: The Whole Man

Cadigan, Pat: Mindplayers*

Chalker, Jack: Four Lords of the Diamond** and Soul Rider series

Cherryh, C.J.: Hunter of Worlds

Clarke, Arthur C.: Childhood's End

Collins, Nancy: A Taste of Blood, Sunglasses After Dark*

Cowper, Richard: Breakthrough

De Lint, Charles: Yarrow

Del Rey, Lester: Pstalemate*

Dick, Philip K.: Ubik

Foster, Alan Dean: Humanx series

Friedman, C.S.: In Conquest Born

Hamilton, Virginia: The Justice Cycle, especially Justice and Her Brothers

Hansen, Karl: Dream Games,* War Games

Harrison, Harry: Deathworld

Heinlein, Robert: Stranger in a Strange Land, Time for the Stars

Henderson, Zenna: Pilgrimage: The Book of the People,* The People: No Different Flesh

Herbert, Frank: Dune,* Dune Messiah

Klaper, Steven: Agents of Insight

King, Stephen: Carrie, The Dead Zone, Firestarter

Kurtz, Katherine: Deryni series

Kuttner, Henry: The Dark World,* Mutant

Lackey, Mercedes: Diana Tregarde series

Lang, Simon: All The Gods of Eisernon, The Eisernon Gift

Lanier, Sterling: Hiero's Journey, The Unforsaken Hiero

Lee, Sharon and Steve Miller: Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors, Carpe Diem

Lee, Tanith: The Birthgrave, Don't Bite the Sun,** To Kill the Dead**

LeGuin, Ursula: City of Illusions, The Lathe of Heaven

Lorrah, Jean: Savage Empire trilogy

Martin, George R.R.: Nightflyers anthology, A Song for Lya anthology, Wild Cards series (editor), Tuf Voyaging

Maxwell, Ann: A Dead God Dancing, Timeshadow Rider

May, Julian: Galactic Milieu* trilogy, Intervention* series, The Saga of Pliocene Exile* series

McCaffrey, Anne: Dragonriders of Pern series, To Ride Pegasus, The Rowan

Niven, Larry: A Gift From Earth, The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton,* Neutron Star, World of Ptavvs

Norton, Andre: Moon of Three Rings,* Exiles of the Stars, Perilous Dreams,* Star Rangers,* The Zero Stone,* Uncharted Stars, Witch World series

Nourse, Alan E.: Psi High and Others*

Pohl, Frederick: Drunkard's Walk

Robinson, Spider: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, Mindkiller,** Telempath

Russ, Joanna, And Chaos Died

Saberhagen, Fred, and Roger Zelazny: Coils

Schmitz, James H: The Witches of Karres, also The Universe Against Her, Novice and other Telzey Amberdon stories

Shepherd, Lucius: Life During Wartime

Siodmak, Curt: Donovan's Brain

Silverberg, Robert: Dying Inside

Smith, E.E. "Doc": Lensman series, especially Gray Lensman*

Stasheff, Christopher: The Warlock in Spite of Himself

Sturgeon, Theodore: More than Human

Van Vogt, A. E.: Slan, Voyage of the Space Beagle, The World of Null-A series.

Vinge, Joan D.: Catspaw, Psion

Vinge, Vernor: The Witling

White, Ted, and Wolfman, Marv: Doc Phoenix**

Wurts, Janny: Cycle of Fire series

Wyndham, John: The Chrysalids,* The Midwich Cuckoos*, Chocky

Zahn, Timothy: A Coming of Age

Zelazny, Roger: The Dream Master,** Eye of Cat, Lord of Light,* This Immortal


Auerbach, Loyd: ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists

Bonewits, Isaac: Real Magic

Nichols, Peter, Dave Langford and Brian Stableford: The Science in Science Fiction

Panati, Charles: Supersenses

Rogo, Scott: Parapsychology: A Century of Inquiry

Ostrander, S. and Schroeder, L: Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain

Wilson, Colin: Mysteries

Comic Books

Although most comics deal more with superpowers then psi abilities, there are some that deal explicitly with psychic powers, and do it well:




Mai the Psychic Girl

Lejentia series


The Uncanny X-Men.

Motion Pictures and Television

Psi has generally fared better in novels and short stories than on celluloid, but the following movies or TV shows can be inspirational viewing:



Carrie (see also the sequel and the 2002 TV remake, as well as the 2013 update)


The Dead Zone* (the TV series is also worthwhile)


Donovan's Brain


The Fury*



Locke the Superpower* VHS

The Medusa Touch

Mobile Suit Gundam

Night Flyers

Orange Road

The People*

The Prisoner TV show


Star Trek TV show

Star Wars trilogy

The Tomorrow People*

Village of the Damned.

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