"If I had to get a new Ph.D. now, I'd get it in polymer engineering - the manipulation of matter."
This is probably the first use of the word 'android' in the era of science fiction.
See also androide from Cyclopaedia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1727) by Ephraim Chambers, andy from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (1968) by Philip K. Dick and droid from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas.
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