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"Poised between intransigent scepticism and uncritical credulity, it [science fiction] is par excellence the literature of the open mind."
- John Brunner

Helicops  
  Small, private flyers for business commuting.  

Below them the giant city contracted as the great ship rode higher. The tiny private helicops were darting about below them like streams of nigh invisible individuals, creeping black lines among the buildings of the city.
From The Black Star Passes, by John W. Campbell.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1930
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Compare helicops to the copter harness from Robert Heinlein's wonderful "juvenile" novel The Star Beast.

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