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"Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? These qualities are what [make] science fiction ...unique."
- Frederik Pohl

Skull Alarm  
  Implanted wakeup call.  

I was jerked awake by the silent alarm vibrating my skull It won't shut off until you sit up, so I did.
Technovelgy from Millenium, by John Varley.
Published by Berkley Books in 1983
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Compare to the audio relay from The Puppet Masters (1951) by Robert Heinlein.

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