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Physiognomic Template  
  A method for changing the appearance of your face at will.  

"You sure the teep was Melipone? Nobody seems to know what he looks like; he must use a different physiognomic template every month...'
From Ubik, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1969
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Compare to the face dancers from Frank Herbert's 1969 novel Dune Messiah.

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