cyborgization n.

the conversion of a biological organism into a cyborg n.

  • 1994 B. Stableford Les Fleurs du Mal in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct. 125 page image Brian Stableford

    He was playing about with brainfeed equipment…. Not just memory boxes or neural stimulators, but mental cyborgization.

  • 2000 Interzone July 65/1

    Some of us always liked this novel better than Pohl’s more highly-touted Gateway[1977]—”mainly because of the potency of the central theme of cyborgization.

  • 2001 A. Reynolds Chasm City 48 Alastair Reynolds

    The Chimerics in general had taken cyborgisation to new extremes, blending themselves and their animals with machines.


Research requirements

antedating 1994

Research History
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 2001 cite from Alastair Reynolds' "Chasm City".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2000 cite from Brian Stableford's "The Fountain of Youth". Douglas Winston submitted a 1999 cite for "cyborgization" from Brian Stableford's "Architects of Emortality": Irene Grumman submitted a cite from an earlier version of this story, "Les Fleurs du Mal" in the October 1994 Asimov's Science Fiction.

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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