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"I've come across more and more people who've actually tried reading science fiction and can't make it make sense."
- Samuel R. Delany

Plexiskin  
  A means of disguise.  

His own face is too well known for him to have investigated personally, and he's not enough of an actor to get away with using a plexiskin mask...
From A Ship Named McGuire, by Gordon Randall Garrett.
Published by Analog in 1961
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Compare to uniflesh from The Dosadi Experiment (1977) by Frank Herbert and the moon moth mask from The Moon Moth (1976) by Jack Vance.

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