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"In science fiction one can say a great many things that are unpalatable, because it's expressed as science fiction you can slip it past their defenses."
- Frederik Pohl

Bubble City  
  Underwater domes provide living space for large communities.  

Bubbles... there is one down in the Caribbean called New Eden. Depth, approximately 175 fathoms. As of the most recent census, it was home to over 100,000 people. A huge, illuminated geodesic dome it is, providing an overhead view with which Euclid would have been pleased. For great distances about this dome, strung lights like street lamps line avenues among rocks, bridges over canyons, thoroughfares through mountains. The bottom-going seamobiles move like tanks along these ways; minisubs hover or pass at various altitudes; slick-seeming swimmers in tight and colorful garb come and go, entering and departing the bubble or working about it.
From My Name is Legion, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Del Rey in 1976
Additional resources -

This idea comes from The Eve of Rumoko, one of the stories collected this volume.

Compare to the undersea city (Crystal City) from Andre Laurie's 1895 classic The Crystal City Under the Sea.

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