First she had to deal with an alien race that hum ...more
Good Back-in-the-Day-SF: "Telzey Amberdon" by James H. Schmitz
A lot of very readable and entertaining SF is grounded in Clarke's observation that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A character who pops what looks like an aspirin tablet into what looks like a microwave and then retrieves and eats a vindaloo is behaving as realistically as I am when I order a pizza. If the character then steps into a ...more
Telzey stands out from most other humans because she is a telepath, but she secretly stands out from her fellow Psi because she is a xenotelepath able to contact aliens. But what she really stands out from is the society the author had when he wrote this book. Today we have lots of female fighters portrayed in film, we even have real women in the military that are not just in an offi ...more
Telzey Amberdon was only in her teens when she discovered that she was a telepath. Not only a telepath, but a xenotelepath, able to communicate mentally not just with humans, but with alien intelligences. And she turned out to be one of the most powerful telepaths in the history of the galactic civilization called the Hub.
First she had to deal with an alien race that humans hadn't realized were intelligent, and who were about to eliminate those troublesome humans who thought they were colonizi
I first read these books individually as a teenager. I loved them back them for their smooth read. Over the years I've read them a few times. Each time noticing things that I never saw before. These stories are timeless.