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"I've been very obsessive about writing science fiction for far too many years. Anyone with an ounce of sense would have given up years ago."
- Charles Stross

Airpolo  
  Polo played in mid-air with special aircraft and helium-filled balls.  

Princeton's Left Two caught the ball with a magnificent backstroke of his mallet and sent it whirring two miles back down the lake.

"That's polo, Toom Gillis," Rade Hallam shouted in my ear. "That's airpolo at the acme."

The dazzling play had averted a sure goal..

The helium-inflated ball, losing momentum, was beginning to rise to the level of the marker balloons.

From Sunward Flight, by Leo Zagat.
Published by Super Science Stories in 1943
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Be sure to see the article for rocket-polo from Ra For The Rajah (1938) by John Victor Peterson.

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