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"This category [science fiction] excludes rocket ships that make U-turns, serpent men of Neptune that lust after human maidens, and stories by authors who flunked their Boy Scout merit badge tests in descriptive astronomy."
- Robert Heinlein

Plastiskin  
  Artificial human skin to cover prosthetics.  

The steward vanished as quickly and silently as he had come, and Bracer remained in the same position, fighting thought, until metallic knuckles clad in synthetic plastiskin rappod on the cabinís hatch.
From We All Died At Breakaway Station, by Richard Meredith.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1969
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Compare to the surrogate skin from Robert Heinlein's 1951 novel The Puppet Masters and art-derm from Philip K. Dick's 1961 novel Dr. Futurity and the more functional read-out skin from John Varley's 1992 novel Steel Beach.

Also, compare to plastissue from WF Wallace's 1952 story Accidental Flight and plasta-skin from Star Rangers (1953) by Andre Norton. And uniflesh from The Dosadi Experiment (1977) by Frank Herbert.

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