In my novel about 24th century bounty hunters, forecasters of the future, and paramilitary female humanitarians, floating personal drones that sneak, spy and fight play a large role.
And here comes reality, with an actual flying hovering sphere.
This is only an early prototype, and by no means does this mean that the science fiction value of the idea is nil. It’s in the application of the idea, not the idea itself, that matters in science fiction.
Still, I have to get that novel published.