TALENT SERIES

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The Talent Series is related to the Tower and the Hive Series

 

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To Ride Pegasus [1973]
They were people whose gifts were unique. For years - centuries - they had not even understood just what they could do with their minds. They had sometimes become astrologers, clairvoyants, or healers, but their talents were underdeveloped and untrained.
Henry Darrow was the first to explore the huge wealth of psychic gifts hidden amongst mankind, and it was he who formed the first Parapsychic Center where the Talents could train and be used to revolutionize the world. But their powers set them apart, made them feared, then threatened by the un-Talented. And when dangerous freak "wild" Talents began to wreak havoc in the outside world, it took all their combined Talented efforts to save themselves.
 



Dedicated to:
"Diana Tyler and Diane Pearson"

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Germany
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Poland

Pegasus in Flight [1990]
Earth has reached its darkest moment. In subterranean warrens, the poor eke out precarious lives where jobs are scarce and children are sold for labor - while on the surface, a privileged few enjoy lives of luxury. As the population surges and unrest spreads, a disaster of epic proportions seems inescapable. The only hope: a platform under construction in space from which starships will be launched to colonize distant planets. But the project is critically behind schedule. In the midst of the chaos, Rhyssa Owen and her fellow Talents - telepaths who read minds, kinetics who manipulate matter, and precogs to whom the future is an open book - struggle to survive. Then two children are discovered whose extraordinary psychic gifts have the potential to avert the looming catastrophe - or hasten its ominous arrival...
 

Dedicated to
"Christopher Reeve
with the devout hope that he realizes his ambition - to stand on his own feet once again in 2002!"

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Pegasus in Space [2000]
Peter Reidinger was the most brilliant and powerful telepath and telekinetic yet discovered on earth . He was also barely fifteen years old and a paraplegic who "moved" his body through kinesis. When the telepaths of earth suspected a plot to take over Padrugoi, the newly manned space station, they realized they needed his unique gifts to foil the insane plans of Barchenka, the space construction manager, but even they didn't realize how strong were his abilities to "read" the minds of those about him and move heavy loads over vast distances. As his career progressed, so his talents increased beyond the dreams of those trying to reach out into space. Peter Reidinger was going to be the salvation of man's exploration of the stars. And even as he became the most important man on earth, so his friendship with the tiny orphan girl found in the floods of Bangladesh grew and flourished. For Amiriyah too had psychic gifts which no-one, at first, could define. Vut these "special" people were constantly at risk - hated and feared by the avaricious, the evil and the ignorant, whose constant ambition was to destroy Peter Reidinger and those like him.