A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Enjoyable Clarke novel has the steady pacing that his fans appreciate. Passengers on a lunar "cruise" ship are enjoying a trip across a crater that has filled with moondust over the eons. When disaster strikes, how can the passengers escape from the ship on the airless Moon? Select an invention:

Dust-Cruiser
Specialized lunar transport able to negotiate dust-filled craters on the Moon.

Dust-Ski - ski-doo for lunar powder
Special vehicle adapted for quick travel over powdered lunar soil.

Electrosecretary - automatic transcription machine
An automatic transcription device.

Farside
The portion of the Moon's surface that faces away from Earth.

Igloo Inflatable Moon Habitat - inflate and use
An inflatable, portable lunar shelter that can be easily moved and set up.

Moondozer - moonmover
A bulldozer for lunar conditions.

 

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