The Wings of Pegasus Author:Anne McCaffrey It began with a preordained encounter between Henry Darrow, who could foresee the future, and Molly Mahony, a nurse whose healing powers went far beyond her training. Together they proved that certain people were born with remarkable psi abilities - abilities that could be measured and used to benefit society. and together they founded the Cente... more »r, a gathering, living, and training place for their fellow Talents.
The Center's recogs, telepaths, empaths and telekinetics share their gifts freely, helping to prevent crimes, to avert tragedies and disasters; too often their efforts were met with suspicion and fear. Recognizing that the Talents would need protection when the exercise of their powers aroused the antagonism of frightened or disbelieving people, Henry and Molly had spearheaded legislation to insure that legal rights of paranormals. Yet legal rights and human rights were not the same, as the Talents who inherited Darrow and Mahony's legacy of ideals discovered:
Daffyd op Owen, the second leader of the Center - a highly gifted telepath who was ready to use every trick at his command to ensure the survival of his people. . .
Amalda, an empath capable of bending thousands to her will with her projections, yet terrified of one man - a man who was determined to gain power of his own. . .
Peter a young telekinetic trapped in a paralyzed body, who longed for the freedom he was sure he'd find in zero gravity . . .
Tirla, child of the streets, who would challenge both the laws and the lawbreakers as she sought to save herself and other children from an enslavement worse than death. . .
And Rhyssa Owen, Daffyd's granddaughter, who set out to combat those seeking to draft her people for a space station project which would leave them helpless victims of the unshielded thoughts and emotions of the unTalented.
Includes "To Ride Pegasus" and "Pegasus in Flight"« less