50 years ago on September 1960, the word cyborg was coined by Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline and it changed the sci-fi landscape. Tim Maly of 50 Posts About Cyborgs celebrates the benchmark by posting 50 entries about cyborgs in the past 50 years.
Steve Austin is outfitted with two new legs capable of propelling him at great speed, and a bionics left arm that while closely resembling a human arm, is in fact a deadly bludgeon and battering ram. His left eye is replaced with a false, removable eye that is used (in this first novel) to house a miniature camera. Other physical alterations include the installation of a steel skull plate to replace bone smashed by the crash, a poison dart gun in one of the fingers of the bionics arm, and a radio transmitter built into a rib. This mixture of man and machine is known as a cyborg, from which the novel gets its title.