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"A science fiction story is a story built around human beings, with a human problem and a human solution, which would not have happened at all without its scientific content."
- Theodore Sturgeon

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.
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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