Interesting. Neuromancer 1984:
...Her hands vanished at the wrists in a matte black sphere the size of a bowling ball. ... Case felt her move her fingers experimentally. The material of the ball seemed to offer no more resistance than temperfoam. ... "I wouldn't move them, if I were you." The interior of the ball seemed to tighten slightly. "It's a sex toy Jane bought in Berlin. Wiggle them long enough and it crushes them to a pulp. Variant of the material they make this flooring from.
Something to do with the molecules, I suppose. ...
NBM Term 3:
... Tears came, and when he opened his eyes again, his hands had been melted into fleshy pancakes that wafted in the ripples flowing over the fire in his eyes. ... He blinked hard to made out his hands again. They had disappeared; his arms connected at the wrists.