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"The SF approach: an awareness that things could have been different, that this is one of many possible worlds, that if you came to this world from some other planet, this would be a science fiction world."
- Neal Stephenson

Wall-Light  
  The walls of a room provide illumination.  

Ducem Barr stepped aside and in the interior of the house the walls glowed into life. The general entered into the daylight.

He touched the wall of the study, then stared at his fingertips. "You have this on Siwenna?"

Technovelgy from Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Doubleday in 1952
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The wall-lights can also change color:

He leaned far back into the soft cushions of his chair. The wall-lights had softened to a pink-ivory glow, which mellowed even the soldier's hard profile.

Compare to illuminum from Richard Morgan's 2003 novel Altered Carbon.

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