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"It was my preferred entertainment when I was a kid, so when I set out to be a writer, it was perfectly natural that I should write the sort of stories that I used to enjoy reading."
- John Brunner

Mutation  
  An organism that has come into being through genetic mutation.  

This is the first use in sf, perhaps the first use anywhere, of "mutation" as a noun.

There would be super-men, bodiless heads, pure brains; only to be changed by the last mutation of all into the protoplasm from which first it had sprung!
From The Man Who Evolved, by Edmond Hamilton.
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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