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"Science fiction and science have always danced around each other. Science fiction is the subconscious of science."
- Greg Bear

Uniflesh  
  A type of artificial skin and underlying flesh.  

Jorj X. McKie was a secret agent of one of Herbert's characteristically elliptical organizations - the Bureau of Sabotage. Whenever bureaucracies started oppressing people too severely (they always oppress people), agents would be sent in to sabotage the operation.

Described in the book as "a wad of uniflesh, with attached mediskin."
From The Dosadi Experiment, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Berkley Putnam in 1977
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As it turns out, disguises don't really help McKie, because the relentless competition on the subject planet of Dosadi produced an extraordinary group of people. The key people in this group had no problem seeing through his disguise.

If you are interested in artificial skin, see the discussion of readout skin, from Steel Beach by John Varley. Also, compare to plastissue from WF Wallace's 1952 story Accidental Flight and plasta-skin from Star Rangers (1953) by Andre Norton.

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