Full record for cyborg n.

Definition "cybernetic organism": a living organism with biological and machine components. The biological part is not necessarily of human origin.
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Comment Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of George R.R. Martin's "Manna From Heaven"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1985 first appearance. Malcolm Farmer submitted a 2001 cite from Alastair Reynolds' "Chasm City". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1998 cite from E. Davis' "TechGnosis". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1992 cite from Bradley Denton's "Buddy Holly is Alive and Well and Living on Ganymede". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1988 reprint of Walter Jon Williams' 1986 "Hardwired". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Ron Goulart's 1974 story "Stungun Slim". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1975 cite from a competition entry by Alice Simmons in F&SF. Douglas Winston submitted a 1972 cite from Ron Goulart's "The Tin Angel". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1987 cite from David Brin's "Lungfish". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of James Tiptree's "Mother in the Sky with Diamonds"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1971 first magazine appearance. Dave Langford submitted a cite from Frank Herbert's "The Eyes of Heisenberg"; Mike Christie verified it in the August 1966 issue of Galaxy where it first appeared. Dave Langford submitted a cite from Robert Heinlein's "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"; Mike Christie verified it in its frst appearance in the March 1966 issue of If..
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Citations for cyborg n.

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1966 F. Herbert in Galaxy Mag. Aug. 143/1 From the shoulders down, where Glisson's arms had been, now dangled only the empty linkages for Cyborg prosthetic attachments.
1966 R. A. Heinlein in If Mar. 134/2 Good ship Lark had been stripped—total crew was skipper and a Cyborg pilot.
1970 A. McCaffrey Ship who Sang (1991) iv. 116 ‘Honor among cyborgs, huh?’ he asked, his eyes dancing as he added a subtle thrust of his own.
1971 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Galaxy Mag. Mar. 148/1 Before he could signal, his audio cut loose with curses from the cyborg chief.
1971 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ in Galaxy Mag. Mar. 148/1 The old cyborg op couldn't care less. He had electrode jacks all over his skull and his knuckles sprouting wires.
1973 R. Goulart Tin Angel 72 Everyone grows and matures‥even a cyborg dog.
1974 R. Goulart Stungun Slim in T. Carr Universe 4 101, I understand, Joshua. I hung around with a cyborg hooker on Barafunda who was the same way.
1983 R. Sheckley Dramocles (1984) 113 Church would join the fleet with his own troops, a squadron of killer cyborgs recently purchased at a clearance sale on Atigone.
1985 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact mid-Dec. 32/1 Roggandor's cyborg ambassador was as broad as he was tall, made in equal parts of stainless duralloy, dark plasteel, and mottled red-black flesh.
1985 J. Shirley & B. Sterling Unfolding in J. Clute et al. Interzone: 2nd Anthology (1987) 161 He rarely made whirring or clicking noises, and few people knew he was a cyborg.
1986 W. J. Williams Hardwired (1988) 229 In the black night alleys of the war of all against all, Sarah's cybersnake is only logical, a piece of cyborg cunning that can kill only those trusting enough to come close.
1986 D. Brin River of Time (1987) 247 Despite genetic and cyborg improvements to the human animal, machines still seemed fated to surpass biological men.
1991 M. Weiss King's Test i. viii. 70 A hulking cyborg encased in a protective suit, he twiddled a robotic arm at what was left of the space plane.
1991 Locus Sept. 21/2 ‘Transcendence’ is straight sf, another take on the generating idea behind C. L. Moore's ‘No Woman Born’‥.Here the cyborg condition is seen as both a trap for the alienated Lucian Singer and a release for the crippled Dianne McCollough, with a promise of even larger possibilities in the crystal entities on the surface of Venus.
1993 Omni Oct. 6/1 Cyborgs have yet to become a reality, but ours is already a protocyborg age.
1994 Sci. Fiction Age July 10/1 Roger Torraway‥submits to his government's cyborg program.
1994 B. Bova Craft of Writing Sci. Fict. that Sells vii. 52 She had seen cyborgs before, but this‥person seemed more machine than man.
2001 A. Reynolds Chasm City 56 The person had been the cyborg crewperson of a starship.
2001 A. Reynolds Chasm City 174 Beyond the glass, I saw something even stranger than the black-clad cyborg wraiths who crewed the lighthuggers: things like upright boxes, gliding with sinister grace amongst the crowds.
2003 A. M. Steele The Madwoman of Shuttlefield in Asimov's Sci. Fiction May 70 A Savant: a posthuman who had once been flesh and blood until he'd relinquished his humanity to have his mind downloaded into cyborg form, becoming an immortal intellect.
2005 Apex Sci. Fiction & Horror Digest Autumn 109 Delgado inherits the stereotypical aura of invincibility that allows nearly every shot he fires to hit its mark, yet his opponents, regardless of their pedigrees as trained killers and unstoppable cyborgs, never seem to hit much of anything.