mind-controlled adj.

of a device or a being: controlled by another person’s thoughts

  • 1938 ‘E. Binder’ Life Eternal in Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb. ii. 73/2 page image Otto Binder bibliography

    Anton York willed himself out of his hypnotic state of bodily suspension. Mind-controlled relays turned on the various mechanisms that supplied heat, air, and artificial gravity.

  • 1947 E. E. Smith Children of the Lens in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 48/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    He launched his ultimately lethal weapon, the Worsel-designed, Thorndyke-built, mind-controlled projector of thought-borne vibrations which decomposed the molecules without which thought and life itself could not exist.

  • 1949 ‘S. Raycraft’ Pillars of Delight in Amazing Stories Dec. 31/2 page image Richard S. Shaver bibliography

    Here in this world of motile mind-controlled force we can shape our thoughts into things about us.

  • 1954 R. E. Smith Top Secret Boomerang in Fantastic Universe Sept. 91/1 page image Richard R. Smith bibliography

    With the mind-controlled teleporters, he was able to bring to his office chairs, filing cabinets, anything that was normally needed during the day and he didn’t have to move a tentacle.

  • 1965 A. Norton X Factor 178 page image Andre Norton bibliography

    What has happened, a time twist? Or are we now mind-controllled?

  • 1976 B. Ash Who’s Who in Science Fiction 127 page image Brian Ash bibliography

    His own stories include a number of novels, among them Hell’s Pavement (US 1955), which tells of an oppressed, mind-controlled society in the twenty-first century.

  • 1984 J. May The Adversary 202 page image Julian May bibliography

    If I wipe out the schematics and certain irreplaceable pieces of manufacturing apparatus—fleck-etchers, photonic alloying machines, mind-controlled micromanipulators—no one will ever build the Guderian device here.

  • 2006 Asimov’s Science Fiction Dec. 144 page image

    This one’s got it all: high adventure, romance, booze, mind-controlled zombies, and, worst threat of all, meddling aunties.

  • 2009 D. Brin Heaven’s Reach 376 page image David Brin bibliography

    Much harder was the physical effort, helping her enter places where Gillian Baskin had hidden the secretes, working with a mind-controlled Suessi to steal them, then having both agents smuggle out the material by separate routes.

  • 2015 A. L. Kennedy Drosten’s Curse 213 page image A. L. Kennedy bibliography

    Putta really didn’t like annoying people / beings / creatures / mythical mind-controlled assassins / octopus monsters—even though it seemed that he almost always did.

Research requirements

antedating 1938

Earliest cite

"Eando Binder", in Thrilling Wonder Stories

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