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"[Science fiction is] an integration of the mood and attitude of science (the objective universe) with the fears and hopes that spring from the unconscious."
- Gregory Benford

Ixian Sight Mask  
  Device to allow the blind to see.  

The Ixian mask was a black, gauzy affair which concealed the face from the four head to below the chin. There were no eye slits in the mask. If one were to believe the Ixian boasts, the entire mask was a single eye.
From Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1976
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