Telepathic communication in which it is impossible to lie. Ai has been trained in mindspeech and it is common among Ekuminicals.
Mindspeech Term Timeline in The Left Hand of Darkness
The timeline below shows where the term Mindspeech appears in The Left Hand of Darkness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...greet Ai. Ai finds Faxe very beautiful, and has the sudden urge to use his mindspeech to communicate. He tries, but it doesn’t seem to work. Somehow, Faxe immediately recognizes Ai... (full context)
...that Faxe is naturally empathic, and possibly telepathic. He offers to teach Faxe how to mindspeak. Faxe doesn’t understand the appeal, even when he learns it is impossible to lie with... (full context)