The psionic translators rendered his name as Bowman, but its original clicking consonants were unpronounceable.
Man From Outside in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 130/1
The man spoke a harsh-sounding tongue he had never heard before, but the psionic translator, a tiny device no more conspicuous than the native’s hearing aid, brought the meaning to him instantly.
Peddler’s Nose in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 39/2
The bright psionic labels looked blank at first, but they came to shining life under the eyes of the children, responding to the thoughts of each.
Peddler’s Nose in Astounding Science Fiction Apr. 44/1
Like Seb he, too, was undoubtedly slightly psionic.
Counter-Clock World (1990) 52
The Church teaches that the psionic powers are one of Satan’s traps.
Way of Cross & Dragon in T. Shippey Oxford Book of Science Fiction (1992) 468
Have psionic talents been bred into the human line?
Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ethic of Freedom in T. Staicar Feminine Eye (1982) vii. 73
He had about as much psionic sensitivity as a potato.
There had been a time…when the lighting of a candle would have left me too weak even for psionic communication.
Jhereg Introd. 5
His psionic impulses exploded dangerously into her consciousness.
Dwellers in Crucible i. 24
As a result of losing the mind rules, his psionic rating has increased.
I suppose, from what Nasiha tries to teach me and from what I’ve read of the mindships, that’s how the Sadiri mind works. You extend your awareness of yourself beyond the boundaries of your physical body. It’s generally a benign psionic influence—case in point, when you took over the parts of my body that were not under my conscious control and helped me to heal faster.
Best of All Possible Worlds 233
J. Williamson 'Man from Outside'
Research HistoryRick Hauptmann submitted a 1951 cite from Jack Williamson's "The Peddler's Nose".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2013 cite from Karen Lord.
Earliest cite in the OED2: 1952; OED Online now updated to the 1951 Williamson example.
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