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"It was [H.G. Wells'] adolescent fiction, his imaginative stories, that live forever - and yet are not acknowledged in literature classes as being great literature. So to hell with the academics!"
- Greg Bear

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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