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"At its best, SF is the medium in which our miserable certainty that tomorrow will be different from today in ways we can't predict, can be transmuted to a sense of excitement and anticipation, occasionally evolving into awe."
- John Brunner

Airjeep  
  A small military air vehicle.  

They lifted up, the driver turning the nose of the airjeep in the direction of the flames and explosions and magnesium-lights to the south and tapping his booster-button gently. The vehicle shot forward and came floating in over the scene of the fighting.
From Uller Uprising, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Twayne Publishers in 1952
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Compare to the aerocar from The Abduction of Alexandra Seine (1900), by Fred C. Smale and the skycycle from Handicap (1967), by Larry Niven.

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