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"...a few centuries of coherent humanist thought, set against a million odd years of evolved killer ape tendency. No-one's going to give you very good odds on humanism, are they?"
- Richard Morgan

Glass Dome  
  Protective cover for cities.  

One will come into this place as one comes into a noble mansion. They will have flung great arches and domes of glass above the wider spaces of the town, the slender beauty of the perfect metal-work far overhead will be softened to a fairy-like unsubstantiality by the mild London air.
From A Modern Utopia, by H.G. Wells.
Published by Chapman and Hall in 1905
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Compare to the glassite moon dome from Brigands of the Moon (1930) by Ray Cummings.

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