Babylon Podcast #275: The Psi Corps Trilogy

Welcome to Show #275!

Finally, at long last, Walter Koenig’s star is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Planet Xpo put together a mini celebration for the unveiling this past weekend.

Deep Geeking: This week, Tim, Jeremy and Agent 6 go in-depth discussing The Psi Corps trilogy, written by J. Gregory Keyes. The books in the series are “Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps”, “Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant” and “Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester”.

This trilogy tells the story of the sudden appearance of human telepaths on Earth, and political and societal events leading up to the creation of Psi Corps, then the story arc telling the rise of Alfred Bester through the Corps, and what happened to both in the aftermath of the Telepath War.

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Promo: Slice of SciFi
Promo: Multiverse News


  1. I couldn’t help it… they were talking about Doctor Who in the closing segment, so I had to add that Multiverse News tease as the second promo.

  2. Neil Ottenstein says

    I still don’t know why I didn’t have Book 2 Deadly Relations. I know I read it, but for some reason I must have borrowed it from someone at the time. Either that or I lent it to someone and never got it back. In any case, the situation was remedied this weekend when I saw it at someone’s table at Capclave and picked it up for $1.

  3. You know, Bester’s career as a book critic in the 3rd book is almost predictive of the state of modern film critics. Think about it,. shortly before the final act when Garibaldi catches up to him, Bester finds himself in a quandary; he actually likes the book he just read. Except, he has built such a reputation for snark and cynicism as a reviewer… I see this in film reviews all the time. The score will be something like 4 or 4.5 out of 5 stars, yet the review proper will be almost nothing but nitpicky complaints.

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