- Psi-man Heal My Child!
"Psi-man Heal My Child!" is a short story written by
Philip K. Dickin 1955. It also has the alternate titles Psi-man and Outside Consultant and appeared in Dick's short story collection "Second Variety".
The story revolves around a group of 'Talents', who are people with varying psychoactive powers in a
post-apocalypticsetting. The remaining survivors of humanity are hunkered down in isolated communities and can only leave with permission from their military leaders. The main plot of the story is of a family who choses to have a Talent heal their daughter of cancer instead of the harsh treatments of their local hospital. A side plot involves one of the Talents, who has the power to traverse time, repeatedly attempting to change the present by returning to the past.
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