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"The primary attraction [of writing sf] is the sheer pleasure of creating something from whole cloth."
- Dan Simmons

Plastissue  
  Artificial flesh.  

What sort of material would be the best possible for disguising a person, or changing a person's appearance?

Her fingers flew and molded the beautiful curve of a jaw where there had been none. Next, plastissue lips were applied.
From Accidental Flight, by W.F. Wallace.
Published by Galaxy in 1952
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Plastissue did not have nerve endings.

Cameron scowled and thrust a scalpel deep into the girl's thigh. She looked at him with a tear-stained face, but didn't move a muscle.

"Plastissue, as any fool can see," he commented dourly.

Compare to uniflesh from Frank Herbert's 1977 novel The Dosadi Experiment.

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