"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."
This interesting word is a combination of "cyborg" and "hybrid." From the way the character is used in the novel, it appears to be purely android - no metal parts. It is an extension of an artificial intelligence.
From this passage, the cybrid appears to be little more than a remote sensor, an input/output device. However, the development of the cybrid into a more complete, independent personality is an interesting theme in the book.
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