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"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
- Isaac Asimov

Golden Lights  
  Another unusual use of the suspensor field; lights are suspended in it.  

Another aspect of the Baron Harkonnen's multimedia center and conference room (no windows for better security) was an area artfully lighted using just the bulbs themselves suspended in air.

Light glowed in the room from golden balls hanging in mobile suspensor fields.
From Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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Another interesting detail is the idea that the suspensor fields are mobile, that is, adjustable. The lights could be moved, not just turned or brightened and dimmed.

Inevitably, some elements of any science fiction writer's work reflect the time in which they were written. This technovelgy item reminds me very strongly of track lighting, which was introduced in the early 1960's.

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