i read a scifi book in the 60’s or early 70’s about a post nuclear exchange society featuring mutants who could read minds. they had a great advantage over ordinary humans because they were connected, and the plot revolves around the normal humans wanting to wipe them out and the mutants trying to find a way that normals can be connected, too. would love to read it again and see if it was as genius as my adolescent mind thought, now that we’re all connected maybe somebody can help?
SLAN by A. E. Van Vogt.
that’s not it, but i will be ordering that book, thanks
Was in “The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham? (The title of the US Edition was “Re-Birth”?
no, that’s not it, but it sounds good, too. the book ends up with the mutants developing technology so the whole world was wired together, and no one could imagine going back to the old days of snail mail and rotary dial telephones…also, if you insulted somebody you had to fight them in a duel with knives, somebody had quite an imagination.
It’s Mutant, by Henry Kuttner.
I think we have a winner!