Full record for cyborging n.

Definition the process of coverting someone into a cyborg
OED requirements antedating 1989
Earliest cite Orson Scott Card, book review
Comment Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of James Alan Gardner's "Expendable"; Irene Grumman verified the cite in the 1997 first edition. Andrew Hatchell submitted a 1989 cite from a book review column by Orson Scott Card (F&SF, August 1989). Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of David Weber and Steve White's 1997 "In Death Ground". We would like cites of any date from other sources.
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Citations for cyborging n.

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1989 O. S. Card Books To Look For in Mag. of Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Aug. 32/2 Do you want to read a serious extrapolative novel, in which the future of Earth is driven by the rivalry between fading Japan and rising China for cultural domination; in which cyborging, brain transplants, and genetically-altered chimeras bring new wonders and new horrors to humanity; in which new machines and artificial intelligences blur the boundary between tool and user?
1989 O. S. Card Books to Look For in Magazine of Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Dec. 32/2 Do you want to read a serious extrapolative novel, in which the future of Earth is driven by the rivalry between fading Japan and rising China for cultural domination; in which cyborging, brain transplants, and genetically-altered chimeras bring new wonders and new horrors to humanity; in which new machines and artificial intelligences blur the boundary between tool and user?
1997 J. A. Gardner Expendable (1997) xiv. 227 That had to be Tobit, ‘knitted’ to his prosthetic arm; the League disapproved of cyborging.
1997 J. A. Gardner Expendable 227 ‘Another who dwells in this place appears to have the proper bloodline, yet has knitted himself to unliving metal and is therefore discounted.’ That had to be Tobit, ‘knitted’ to his prosthetic arm; the League disapproved of cyborging, and had obviously programmed the AI to disqualify anyone equipped with any augmentation.
1997 J. A. Gardner Expendable 227 ‘Another who dwells in this place appears to have the proper bloodline, yet has knitted himself to unliving metal and is therefore discounted.’ That had to be Tobit, ‘knitted’ to his prosthetic arm; the League disapproved of cyborging, and had obviously programmed the AI to disqualify anyone equipped with any augmentation.
1997 D. Weber & S. White In Death Ground iv. 57 His Orglons represented the obscene end-product of the unrestricted cyborging on which humankind had turned its back after some bad experiences in the twenty-first century: flesh and metal, neurons and silicon, blended into a soulless amalgam created long ago by a race that no longer knew or cared what its own original organic form might have been—if, indeed, that race could still be said to exist at all, after having merged its identity into that of its machines.