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"Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together."
- Ray Bradbury

Central City (Lunar Habitat)  
  An early example of a non-military lunar habitat.  

Central City was twenty miles from the spaceport, and Sadler had seen nothing of the lunar metropolis on his arrival...

The cluster of great domes began to hump themselves over the horizon... Some, Sadler knew, could be made transparent when desired. All were opaque now, conserving their heat against the lunar night.

...the whole dome was countersunk... into the lunar plain, thus reducing the amount of roof structure necessary... there was a blue sky overhead... the sun was shining just behind him, and... there were cirrus clouds floating high above.

Technovelgy from Earthlight, by Arthur C. Clarke.
Published by Del Rey in 1955
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The dome maintenance crews even planned occasional "thundershowers" that used water from above to clean both air and structure.


(Earthlight moon base (PAN-books cover))

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