The Menace From Earth by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"We began this issue with a grim picture of lunar life, and now round it out with a bright and happy one — obviously belonging to a later period of extraterrestrial colonization. "The major technical problem in writing science fiction" Heinlein has written, ”is the extreme difficulty of building up a complex, strange background sufficiently to produce empathy and flavor without letting the stage dressing get in the way of the story!" This is why, the author frankly confesses, he rarely writes anything under book-length; but in this one of his very scarce shorter pieces, he brings off the characteristic Heinleinesque feat of telling an entertaining human story while creating a whole other culture and technology. The former features a singularly captivating young heroine; the latter entails (like Malcolm Jameson’s neglected classic, Bullard Reflects) the wonderfully detailed realization of a new sport, possible to men only when they have left this planet. "

Very nicely written Heinlein short story; a rich woman from Earth goes to the moon on holiday, and tries to steal the Heinlein heroine's boyfriend. Has very good flying scenes. Select an invention:

Bats' Cave
A natural cavern used by moon colonists for air storage - and entertainment.

Storer-Gulls Wings - recreation for lunar colonists
Recreational aid for lunar colonists; lightweight wings for cave flying.

 

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