Pure Fiction But We Wish It Was Real: P is for Proteans

I know how this looks.

Two posts in two days with telepathic aliens. I know but this time we’re talking about pets. 

The Proteans are shapeshifting pets with telepathic abilities from the Antares system. They originate in the DC universe in the Legion of Super-Pets series.  Although the series includes, a monkey, a cat, and a dog, there are many other options for pets.

These super pets haven’t gotten a lot of publicity but there’s certainly some room for these pets int he science fiction and fantasy worlds. In my own writing, I find the introduction of pets very important. People have such close bonds with their pets that goes so far beyond langauage that this idea just makes sense.

I imagine that if I had a pet dragon for example, that I could communicate with telepathically, life would be a little different in my cold town of Edmonton. What about you? If you could choose a telepathic pet what would you pick?

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T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series and The Verity Chronicles. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. She’s a regular contributor to the website and founder of the Riders & Flyers group.


  1. Love it! I’m working a story where there’s a kind of telepathic link between certain people and certain dragons. It’s not a perfect communication of words, more like clairempathy.

    But I love the idea of pet communication like this. A whale, perhaps, would be my pick, if I lived at sea.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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      Your giveway Instagram link is broken. I figured it out, but thought you should know.

      1. Thanks for the heads up. I can’t seem to replicate the problem but I’ll figure it out.

    2. Love dragons stories! Sarah K. Wilson does something fun with dragon telepathy in her series. Check her out if you get the chance. Be sure to hit us up over here and we’ll help spread the word when your book is ready for the masses.

  2. Telepathy with pets is right up there at the top of any wish list, I think! I’ve invented two versions in a high fantasy series of mine. A dragon would clearly be awesome, but I also think it might be handy to have something small like a sparrow that could get in lots of places without being noticed.
    Black and White: Q is for Qilin

    1. Oooh! I like that idea. A little spy bird. They did something like that in The Huntsman movie. A very slick way of spying on people.

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