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"The first thing that's wrong with being a science-fiction writer today is that the present has caught up with the future and surpassed it."
- Peter Watts

Suspensor Lamp  
  A lamp that will float in mid-air, and will stay where you put it.  

The world of Dune offers a variety of technologies, but placed in an almost medieval setting. One technology that is often used is the "suspensor", a means of floating an object.

By the half-light of suspensor lamp, dimmed and hanging near the floor, the awakened boy could see a bulky female shape at his door, standing one step ahead of his mother.
From Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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The suspensor lamp is very handy; no cords, can sit at any height you want and apparently never needs to be charged!

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