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"[Science fiction is] anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out."
- Gregory Benford

Flesh Putty  
  A flesh replacement, good for putting in bullet holes.  

"While you were sleeping, I filled your bullet hole with flesh putty and the lattice. When it sets so that I can't put this middle finger right up at, you can go."

"How long will that take?"

"He pokes at the hall. It feels like I have a burning golf ball in my stomach. I hiss at him."

"Looks like you're about done. Maybe an hour. Then we're gonna keep you in overnight so we can be sure you don't hemorrhage or go into putty shock."

"What the fuck is putty shock?"

"New therapies, new problems... When we send you home tomorrow, don't go swimming or do heavy manual labor of any kind for a week. The putty will need you back together by then."

Technovelgy from Titanium Noir, by Nick Harkaway.
Published by Knopf in 2023
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Compare to plastissue from WF Wallace's 1952 story Accidental Flight, plasta-skin from Star Rangers (1953) by Andre Norton and plastotek from Menace from Vega (1958) by Robert Randall. See also vivo-gel from Agent of Vega 1949) by James Schmitz.

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