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[review] Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
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James Nicoll
2019-10-23 16:15:30 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards

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2019-10-24 08:33:50 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/every-smile-you-fake
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Robert Carnegie wrote:

"I see there's a prequel novella and that the aptitude testing is called "The Lottery", so it might be not especially scientific. (And that an actual lottery is another sin they probably don't have.) But hmm... anyone who is job graded, say, "pop star" or "social influencer" or "candy taster" would be actually revealing the psi powers they used to make that happen."

Thought leader? Someone once remarked that the term "thought leader"
sounded like it had been translated from German, in which language
it would have been "gedankenfuhrer".

Peter Wezeman
anti-social Darwinist
Robert Carnegie
2019-10-24 22:02:44 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
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"I see there's a prequel novella and that the aptitude testing is called "The Lottery", so it might be not especially scientific. (And that an actual lottery is another sin they probably don't have.) But hmm... anyone who is job graded, say, "pop star" or "social influencer" or "candy taster" would be actually revealing the psi powers they used to make that happen."
Thought leader? Someone once remarked that the term "thought leader"
sounded like it had been translated from German, in which language
it would have been "gedankenfuhrer".
James said these are adventures of "Amber and her team",
which I think I was reading, right or wrong, as her
being in charge, despite having just started the job.
On the other hand, if telepaths are not equal then the
newbie may be top brain, and this is for younger readers...

But since I also imagined that The Lottery /is/ a random
process in which telepaths can cheat (telekinesis might be
a better psi power for that, but I've read a lot of
Marvel Comics in which tepe and teke powers are cheerfully
treated as interchangeable, not to mention Star Wars and
The Tomorrow People where you get a whole set anyway),
so that these are teenagers choosing the career they
want... I wonder what sort of teenager wants to be
a thought leader?

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hague#Early_life>,
that's who. Uh oh.
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2019-10-25 02:34:23 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/every-smile-you-fake
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"I see there's a prequel novella and that the aptitude testing is called "The Lottery", so it might be not especially scientific. (And that an actual lottery is another sin they probably don't have.) But hmm... anyone who is job graded, say, "pop star" or "social influencer" or "candy taster" would be actually revealing the psi powers they used to make that happen."
Thought leader? Someone once remarked that the term "thought leader"
sounded like it had been translated from German, in which language
it would have been "gedankenfuhrer".
James said these are adventures of "Amber and her team",
which I think I was reading, right or wrong, as her
being in charge, despite having just started the job.
On the other hand, if telepaths are not equal then the
newbie may be top brain, and this is for younger readers...
But since I also imagined that The Lottery /is/ a random
process in which telepaths can cheat (telekinesis might be
a better psi power for that, but I've read a lot of
Marvel Comics in which tepe and teke powers are cheerfully
treated as interchangeable, not to mention Star Wars and
The Tomorrow People where you get a whole set anyway),
so that these are teenagers choosing the career they
want... I wonder what sort of teenager wants to be
a thought leader?
An unusual one. From _Beyond This Horizon_ by Robert Heinlein:

He knew now what he wanted to be when he "grew up." The other fellows talked
about what they wanted to do. ("I'm going to be a rocket pilot when I grow up."
"So am I." "I'm not. My father says a business man can hire all the rocket
pilots he wants." "He couldn't hire me." "He could so.") Let them talk. Young
Felix knew what he wanted to do. He would be an encyclopedic synthesist. All the
really great men were synthesists. The whole world was their oyster. Who stood a
chance of being elected to the Board of Policy but a synthesist? What specialist
was there who did not, in the long run, take his orders from a synthesist? They
were the leaders, the men who knew everything, the philosopher-kings of whom the
ancients had dreamed. He kept his dream to himself. He appeared to be pulling
out of his preadolescent narcissist period and to be undergoing the social
integration of adolescence with no marked trouble. His developers were unaware
that he was headed for an insuperable obstacle. Youths seldom plan to generalize
their talents; it takes more subtle imagination than they usually possess to see
romance in being a policy former.

Peter Wezeman
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James Nicoll
2019-10-25 04:19:00 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/every-smile-you-fake
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"I see there's a prequel novella and that the aptitude testing is
called "The Lottery", so it might be not especially scientific. (And
that an actual lottery is another sin they probably don't have.) But
hmm... anyone who is job graded, say, "pop star" or "social influencer"
or "candy taster" would be actually revealing the psi powers they used
to make that happen."
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Thought leader? Someone once remarked that the term "thought leader"
sounded like it had been translated from German, in which language
it would have been "gedankenfuhrer".
James said these are adventures of "Amber and her team",
which I think I was reading, right or wrong, as her
being in charge, despite having just started the job.
On the other hand, if telepaths are not equal then the
newbie may be top brain, and this is for younger readers...
But since I also imagined that The Lottery /is/ a random
process in which telepaths can cheat
Despite the name the process does its best to fit people into
roles they will be good at and enjoy. Telepaths can't cheat
because they get kicked out of the process as soon as they
test positive for psi. They are too precious to worry about
whether being a Hive telepath will make them happy.
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Robert Carnegie
2019-10-25 07:59:01 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/every-smile-you-fake
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"I see there's a prequel novella and that the aptitude testing is called "The Lottery", so it might be not especially scientific. (And that an actual lottery is another sin they probably don't have.) But hmm... anyone who is job graded, say, "pop star" or "social influencer" or "candy taster" would be actually revealing the psi powers they used to make that happen."
Thought leader? Someone once remarked that the term "thought leader"
sounded like it had been translated from German, in which language
it would have been "gedankenfuhrer".
"Fuhrer" is just the German word for "leader".
Somebody in front. Like that fancy cross thing,
it was basically made creepy by creepy people.
It's not intrinsic.

"Fahrt" is the German word for travel, and so what?

Also They just Have a Lot of Capital Letters.
So did We.

Perhaps you've heard there is no German word for
"fluffy"; however, in German the word "floof"
is spelled "Flüff". Probably.
D B Davis
2019-10-25 13:38:27 UTC
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Telepath (Hive Minds, book 1) by Janet Edwards
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/every-smile-you-fake
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"I see there's a prequel novella and that the aptitude testing is called
"The Lottery", so it might be not especially scientific. (And that an actual
lottery is another sin they probably don't have.) But hmm... anyone who is
job graded, say, "pop star" or "social influencer" or "candy taster" would
be actually revealing the psi powers they used to make that happen."
Thought leader? Someone once remarked that the term "thought leader"
sounded like it had been translated from German, in which language
it would have been "gedankenfuhrer".
A German Gedankenführer gal in a British movie:

https://vimeo.com/368560584



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