Now You Can Read the Very First Cyborg Novel EverAnnalee Newitz9/23/13 11:40am161EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkHiLo Books has just reissued a long-forgotten science fiction classic, E.V. Odle's 1923 novel The Clockwork Man. It may be the first cyborg story ever published. It's also the first book to explore the idea of uploads, and the technological Singularity. Plus, it's also about liberated 1920s women!