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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

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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