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"The SF approach: an awareness that things could have been different, that this is one of many possible worlds, that if you came to this world from some other planet, this would be a science fiction world."
- Neal Stephenson

KloraDerm  
  Human skin variant that contains chlorophyll to provide energy.  

Surely a soldier could use an additional energy source.

Not Just a New Body - A Better Body

You've surely noticed the green skin tone of your new body. This isn't merely cosmetic. Your new skin (KloraDerm) incorporates chlorophyll to provide your body with an extra source of energy and to optimize your body's use of both oxygen and carbon dioxide. The result: You'll feel fresher, longer - and better able to perform you duties as a CDF serviceperson!

From Old Man's War, by John Scalzi.
Published by Tor in 2005
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Compare to skin suit from Dinosaur Beach (1971) by Keith Laumer, transkin from Parasite Planet (1931), by Stanley G. Weinbaum and skintight from War Dogs (2014), by Greg Bear.

Thanks to muj0 for suggesting this item.

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