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"The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer. Day after month after year after story after book."
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Contragravity Suit  
  A suit with antigravity.  

Not the first use of contragravity (or contra-gravity), which has been around for quite a while; read on.

People came to Niflheim, and worked the mines and uranium refineries and chemical plants, but they did so inside power-driven and contragravity-lifted armor, and they lived on artificial satellites two thousand miles off-planet.
Technovelgy from Uller Uprising, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Twayne Publishers in 1952
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The word itself was used in the nineteenth century. Here's a quote from The Autobiography of Eric Russel (1857):

So, by forming two revolutions in one, it acts in contra-gravity force, and also in centrifugal force, so that the further with weight is from the centre the more power it has over the centre...

Compare to the anti-gravity belt from Armageddon: 2419 A.D., by Philip Frances Nowlan.

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