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Old June 13 2012, 10:45 PM   #116
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Re: Some science fiction "firsts"

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Not sure about Old Olaf but isn't McCaffrey's The Ship Who Sang a bioship?
More of a cyborg -- human brain in a mechanical "body."
Hmm, I understand that the earlier stories of that series implied it was a case of little more than a brain wired to a mechanical body, but didn't one of the later books reveal she was actually a tragically deformed body, though more or less whole, encased within a life support module sealed within the ship? That would make her something more akin to a benevolent Kaled mutant, a nice "Dalek". I recall that only because it frustrated some fans' expectations and they were a bit vocal about it.


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