1964J. H. SchmitzUndercurrents in Analog Science Fact–Science Fiction May 29/2
The green-jelly creature definitely did hurt people through the energy screens around its enclosure…if the people happened to be telepaths. In them it found mental channels through which it could send savage surges of psi force.
1950J. H. Schmitz in Galaxy Science Fiction Dec. 22/2
It’s pretty certain, too, that the Halpa have the hive-mind class of intelligence, so what goes for the nerve systems of most of the ones they send through to us might be nothing much more than secondary reflex-transmitters.
1951J. H. SchmitzSpace Fear in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 48/2
The ice of his home-planet was in Hallerock’s eyes; but so was the warm, loyal human strength that had triumphed over it and carelessly paid in then the full, final price of conquest.
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 34/2
As soon as he’s ready to take off, he’ll drop that light-barrier. When he does, spear him with a tractor and tell him he’s being held for investigation.
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science-Fiction July 28/1
The Psychologist himself, whose dome-shaped dwelling topped one section of the Old Lycannese Hotel, was taking no chances at all these days. From the center of the moving cluster of his henchmen he gave the trailing humanoid’s mind a flicking probe and encountered a mind-shield no different than was to be expected in a traveler with highly valuable commercial secrets to preserve—a shield he could have dissolved in an instant with hardly any effort at all.
1951J. H. SchmitzSpace Fear in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 11/1
The flat, brown, soft-shelled…bodies of the two Bjantas were being drawn in through one of the Viper’s locks and deposited gently in a preservative tank…. Most of the bunched neural extensions that made them a unit with the mechanisms of their detachable space-shells had been sheared off, of course.
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 20/1
The akaba condition was a disconcerting defensive trick which had been played on him on occasion by members of other telepathic races. The facutly [sic] was common to most of them; completely involuntary, and affected the pursuer more or less as if he had been closing in on aglow of mental light and suddenly saw that light vanish without a trace.The Departmental Lab’s theory was that under the stress of a psychic attack which was about to overwhelm the individual telepath, a kind of racial Overmind took over automatically and conducted its member-mind’s escape from the emergency, if that was at all possible, with complete mechanical efficiency before restoring it to awareness of itself. It was only a theory since the Overmind, if it existed, left no slightest traces of its work—except the brief void of one of the very few forms of complete and irreparable amnesia known. For some reason, as mysterious as the rest of it, the Overmind never intervened if the threatened telepath had been physically located by the pursuer.
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 17/1
But if it was Deel, why should anyone keep a prosperous, reasonably honest and totally insignificant planeteer under telepathic surveillance?
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 55/1
However, it wasn’t the first time he’d seen a Zone Agent check in from the Emergency Treatment Chamber of his ship, completely inclosed in a block of semisolid protective gel, through which he was being molded, rayed, dosed, drenched, shocked, nourished and psychoed back to health and sanity.
1950J. H. SchmitzSecond Night of Summer in T. Shippey Oxford Book of Science Fiction (1992) 172
Eight large ships came individually out of the darkness between the stars that was their sea, and began to move about Noorhut in a carefully timed pattern of orbits.
1949J. H. SchmitzWitches of Karres in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. iii. 27/1
The captain stared bewilderedly at the screen. There was a ship in focus there. It was quite obviously the Sirian and, just as obviously, it was following them. [...] A roaring, abusive voice flooded the control room immediately. The one word understandable to the captain was ‘Venture.’ It was repeated frequently, sometimes as if it were a question. ‘Sirian!’ said the captain. ‘Can you understand them?’ he asked Maleen.
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 48/2
So it’s worth taking a chance on trying to get her out of there. And here’s what you do. In the first place, don’t under any circumstances get any closer than medium beaming range to that crate. Then, just before I reach the yacht, you’re to put a tractor on its forward space[-]lock and haul it open. That will let me in close to the control room, and that’s where U-1’s got to be.
1949J. H. SchmitzAgent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 52/2
She was in an ordinary space-suit—no armor. She sat rigid and motionless, blocking his advance down that side of the room because the suit she wore would have burst into incandescence at the first splash of the hellish energies pouring dangerously past her.
1962J. H. SchmitzNovice in Analog Science Fiction June 152/2
‘You mentioned, Miss Amberdon, that they have been unable to communicate with other human beings. This suggests then that you are a xenotelepath.’ ‘I am?’ Telzey hadn’t heard the term before. ‘If it means that I can tell what the cats are thinking, and they can tell what I’m thinking, I guess that’s the word for it.’