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"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
- Frederik Pohl

Floater (Vehicle)  
  A conveyance distinguished primarily by antigravity power.  

Very early use of this term.

A dark shadow drifted slowly across the room, and they turned to see a five-passenger floater sinking slowly, gently, to earth.
From The Machine, by John W. Campbell.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1935
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