The Lion Game (Analog August and September 1971). Telzey doesn’t entirely trust the Psychological Service, but occasionally teams up with them for mutual benefit. The Service has detected that there’s a new psi awareness of Telzey’s abilities at her college, and makes arrangements for her to Tinokti as an agent—and as bait! That sets her up for a nerve-wracking chase between connecting portals on the planet, where everyone can be an enemy. Reprinted in The Lion Game.
Poltergeist (Analog July 1971). This is a very short piece in which Telzey, off on a weekend by herself, encounters a distraught man threatened by his own unrealized alternate personality, and has to find a way to deal with it, in order to save him and herself. Reprinted in Telzey Amberdon (Baen, 2000).
Glory Day (Analog June 1971). Telzey and Trigger are stunned, kid- napped, and wind up on Askanam, a day before the annual Glory Day tournaments in a political scheme that involves other telepaths. Telzey’s psionic abilities are more highly developed than the others’ and she helps Trigger develop a mind- shield. Still, they have a tough time working their way out of a danger- ous situation. Reprinted in T’nT: Telzey and Trigger (Baen, 2000).
Company Planet (Analog, May 1971). Telzey travels to Fermilaur, where a friend is undergoing “body remodeling,” which doesn’t sound like a good idea to Telzey. While on the planet, she uncovers a conspiracy, and her life is in danger when the powers that be suspect she is a telepath. She enters the mind of a telepathic pet animal and plants distracting thoughts to keep it from alerting its owner about her abilities. Reprinted in The Telzey Toy.
The Telzey Toy (Analog January 1971). A producer of biological the- ater puppets that supposedly have no self-awareness kidnaps Telzey and makes a self-aware duplicate of her who agrees to be called Gaziel. Telzey’s psi abilities have been repressed until the man, Ti, can learn how to control them and her for his own purposes. Telzey needs to free herself as well as Gaziel, who will gradually be able to develop her own distinct personality when free to do so.
Compulsion (Analog June 1970). Telzey Amberdon meets Trigger Argee for the first time. The tree-like siren creatures, known to themselves as Hanas, cause an addiction in humans and other creatures who come in contact with them, and on the three planets they cover, have gradually changed all other creatures until they are little more than parasites.
Resident Witch (Analog May 1970). Telzey agrees to help Wellan Dasinger locate a man who has been abducted by his brother and hidden until he can be permanently disposed of; but the situation proves to be more complex than anticipated, and Telzey risks her life and safety in a temporary personality exchange in order to bring matters to conclusion. Reprinted in The Telzey Toy (DAW #82 1973).
Sleep No More (Analog August 1965). Telzey is still in danger from the source behind the spook attack—seemingly to trap a psi—but this time she is menaced by a teleporting creature. What happens when a psi creature is tricked into materializing inside solid rock? We find out. Reprinted in The Lion Game (DAW #38 1973, British hardcover from Sidgwick and Jackson, 1976).
Opening line from “The Telzey Toy” by James H. Schmitz Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact January 1971:
“An auburn-haired, petal-cheeked young woman who belonged in another reality came walking with feline grace along a restaurant terrace in Orado City where Telzey had stopped for lunch during a shopping excursion.”
Goblin Night (Analog April 1965). On a camping trip with eleven other college students and her friend’s huge dog, Telzey receives a mental image of a person running, terrified, from a relentless pursuer. Tracking the source, she is led into a trap where she is the one pursued by the frightening creature called “the spook.” At the end of her resources, Telzey mentally summons Chomir for help. This suspenseful story has to be one of the series’ highlights. Reprinted as the first part of The Lion Game (DAW #38 1973, British hardcover from Sidgwick and Jackson, 1976).