Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Jigsaw Man
by Larry Niven

This short story has the first mention of the term "organlegger", a reference to people who steal the organs of others and smuggle them for money.

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Real Organleggers: Human Organ Trafficking
   What has been described as an "international human organ trafficking syndicate" has been discovered in South Africa. Nine Brazilians and two Israelis have been arrested in Brazil.

RFID Tags Proposed To Halt Blackmarket Cadaver Trade
   An investigation into illegal sale and distribution of cadavers and body parts at the University of California, Los Angeles, has lead to recommendations that include implanting cadavers and individual body parts with RFID tags.

Donation After Cardiac Death (Wait, I needed that!)
   Larry Niven thought about it in 1967 - doctors are trying to increase the donor pool in more creative ways.

10K Illegal Kidneys Transplanted Every Year
   'Any one of these units could be packed in a travel case at a moment's notice...'

Child Trafficked To Britain By Organleggers
   'The doctor took him apart with exquisite care, like disassembling a flexible, fragile, tremendously complex jigsaw puzzle.'- Larry Niven, 1967.

Heart-In-A-Box Saves Organ For Later
   'Storage in the hospital's organ banks...' - Larry Niven, 1967.

Islamic State Now Organlegging?
   'His heart went into storage immediately...' -Larry Niven, 1967. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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China Deploys Robot Traffic Police
re: Harry Harrison

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re: Frank Herbert

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re: James P. Hogan

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