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Where’s My Flying Car?

A flying house would be nice too.

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Sarah Hoyt

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August 16, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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Those who, like me, grew up on the dreams of golden age science fiction writers like Robert A. Heinlein, might find some solace in these news from The Telegraph.

Ever dreamed of owning your own jetpack? It could soon become reality after developers of a personalised jetpack said aviation regulators had issued a flying permit for the device, which could be on sale in just two years.

And if they rage against the automobile now, imagine how much those who wish to control others will hate a personal transportation device with the range of a jetpack.

Of course, as far as I’m concerned it’s too little too late. I want a flying car, as in The Puppet Masters or even a flying whole house as in Clifford Simak’s works. It’s the ideal vacation for a writer — fly your house over there, and look vaguely out of the office window at your family enjoying themselves in new surroundings!

See also Charlie Martin today: “Where’s My Jetpack”

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image courtesy shutterstock / Mike Heywood

Sarah Hoyt lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons and too many cats. She has published Darkship Thieves and 16 other novels, and over 100 short stories. Writing non-fiction is a new, daunting endeavor. For more on Sarah and samples of her writing, look around at Sarah A. Hoyt.com or check out her writing and life blog at According to Hoyt.com.

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I don't know that I'd want a jetpack. Where would the CD player go?
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I had a flying car once. For almost 2 whole seconds.
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I swear to God Sarah and I didn't coordinate these.
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