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- Frederik Pohl

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  Conscious control of facial characteristics.  

The Baron smiled. "His fingerprints and retina pattern, he can alter at will. A little neural surgery has made all the muscles of his face voluntary, which means he can alter his face structure drastically. Chemical dyes and hormone banks beneath the scalp enable him to color his hair in seconds, or, if necessary, shed it completely and grow a new batch in half an hour. He's a past master in the psychology and physiology of coercion.
From Babel-17, by Samuel R. Delany.
Published by Ace Books in 1966
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Compare to the face dancers from Frank Herbert's 1969 novel Dune Messiah.

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