Full record for cyborgize v.

Definition to make into a cyborg
OED requirements antedating 1989
Comment Douglas Winston submitted a 2000 cite from Brian Stableford's "The Fountain of Youth".Douglas Winston submitted a 1999 cite from Brian Stableford's "Architects of Emortality": an earlier version was published in the October 1994 Asimov's Science Fiction: we would be interested to know whether the cites occur in this earlier version. Andrew Hatchell submitted a 1989 cite from a book review column by Orson Scott Card (F&SF, August 1989)

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Citations for cyborgize v.

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1989 O. S. Card Books to Look For in Magazine of Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Dec. 32/2 Do you want to read a novel of character? Then watch these people in flux—cyborgized, rejuvenated, crippled, genetically altered; dehumanized as refugees, samurais, mercenaries, machines.
1997 Interzone June 9/1 There was always a choice‥between doing what ever Gilgamesh Isis asked of him‥and being deprogrammed, cyborgized and sent to work in the sulphur projects around the slopes of Ra Patera.
1999 B. Stableford Architects of Emortality 113 Suitskins designed for everyday use were purely organic—even supposedly state-of-the-art sexsuits and commercially augmented VE trippers were only lightly cyborgized—but the suitskin Paul had been wearing was nearly 40 percent inorganic. Fortunately, there was no law specifying the limits of explicit neural cyborgization in artificial constructions.
2000 A. Reynolds Revelation Space xviii. 290 Hegazi had always been an extreme example of his kind—almost as comprehensively cyborgised as his Captain‥
2000 B. Stableford Fountains of Youth lxx. 304 The highkickers were serious about the possibilities of cyborgization, and there were many among them who felt that if cyborgization was the price they would have to pay to establish authentic Utopias in the ice-palace cities that awaited them on Titan and the Uranian moons, then it was a price well worth paying. There were not quite so many who felt that the work of galactic exploration ought to be the province of cyborgized humans rather than silver-piloted probes, but there were enough of them to force the progress of human-machine hybridization into ever-more-adventurous channels.