cyborged adj.

(of a biological organism) made into a cyborg n.

  • 1976 J. Varley Bagatelle in Galaxy, Incorporating Worlds of If Oct. 11/2 John Varley

    ‘It’s a cyborged human connected to a bomb, probably a uranium device,’ he said. ‘I've seen the design. It’s just like one that went off in Johannesburg three years ago. I didn’t know they were still making them.’

  • 1976 J. Varley Bagatelle in Galaxy, Incorporating Worlds of If Oct. 16/1 John Varley

    ‘Don’t bother me,’ he said, loudly. ‘This is getting interesting. So if what you say is true,’ he went on to Hans, getting up and pacing intently back and forth, this time inside the line of barriers, ‘maybe I ought to look into this myself. You really like being cyborged better than being human?’

  • 1983 N. Spinrad Void Captain's Tale (1984) 104 Norman Spinrad

    During that imperceptible insertion through the fabric of space-time, did I seek to experience the subjective eternity of the Great and Lonely through which my machineries had propelled my cyborged demon lover through feedback with the Circuit?

  • 1987 N. Spinrad Little Heroes (1989) 19 Norman Spinrad

    Think of it, your cyborged comeback at the age of sixty-three.

  • 1988 N. Spinrad On Books in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 189/2 Norman Spinrad

    He even cunningly connects our remote cyborged descendants with ourselves by very subtly larding their somewhat mutated English with familiar and homey Southern speech patterns.

  • 1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City vi. 60 Lawrence Watt-Evans

    Well, the law says that only humans can buy land. Nothing artificial. If it’s a corporation, then it’s got to be a human officer that carries out the final transaction and accepts the deed. No software, no machines, no genens, no cultured biotes, nothing modified from other stock, just human. I mean, it can be cyborged or customized from here to Cass B, and we don’t care if it was born or micro-assembled, but it’s got to be human within the legal definition of the term.

  • 1992 A. McCaffrey & M. Lackey Ship Who Searched v. 149

    And the girl was on stage, partnered in some kind of classic ballet piece—and if Tia had not known her left leg was cyborged, she would never have guessed it.

  • 1993 J. J. Pierce in C. Smith Rediscovery of Man Introd. p. ix John J. Pierce

    You doubtless know that it was ‘Scanners’ which introduced the Instrumentality of Mankind, although only as a shadowy background to the bizarre tale of the cyborged space pilots who are dead though they live, and would rather kill than live with a new discovery that has made their sacrifice and its attendant rituals obsolete.

  • 1995 SFRA Rev. May 50

    A futuristic Wild Hunt conducted on mutant cyborged Allosauri.

  • 2015 K. Bartholomew & K. Baker Pareidolia in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 22 page image Kage Baker Kathleen Bartholomew bibliography

    They developed immortality via cyborged operatives; operatives who would walk through time at the normal rate but neither age nor die.

Research requirements

antedating 1976

Earliest cite

John Varley, Bagatelle

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1993 cite from John Pierce's introduction to Cordwainer Smith's "The Rediscovery of Man".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1984 reprint of Norman Spinrad's 1983 "The Void Captain's Tale".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a reprint of John Varley's "Bagatelle"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1976 first magazine appearance.
Douglas Winston submitted a 1989 cite from Lawrence Watt-Evans' "Nightside City".
Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of Ann McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey's 1992 "The Ship Who Searched".
Irene Grumman submitted a 1988 cite from a review by Norman Spinrad of Greg Benford's "Great Sky River".

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