Full record for Luna City n.

Definition the main city on Earth's moon.
OED requirements antedating 1939
Earliest cite Robert A. Heinlein, Misfit
Comment Andrew Dalke submitted a cite from a 1980 reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Pirates of the Asteroids". Andrew Dalke submitted a 1947 cite from Robert Heinlein's "Rocket Ship Galileo". Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1939 cite from Robert Heinlein's "Misfit". Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1986 reprint of Fritz Leiber's 1964 novel "The Wanderer".

Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of Pohl & Kornbluth's "The Space Merchants"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1952 magazine appearance. Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1989 cite from Rick Cook's "Hackers". Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of Paula Danziger's 1986 "This Place Has No Atmosphere". Irene Grumman submitted a cite form a 2003 reprint of Nsncy Kress' 2002 "Probability Sun"

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Citations for Luna City n.

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1939 R. Heinlein in Astounding Sci.-Fiction Nov. 65/2 Then plants, conditioned by thirty-odd generations of low gravity at Luna City, were set out and tenderly cared for.
1939 R. A. Heinlein Misfit in Past through Tomorrow (1967) 523 Then plants, conditioned by thirty-odd generations of low gravity at Luna City, were set out and tenderly cared for.
1943 A. Boucher One-Way Trip in Astounding Sci. Fiction Aug. 112/1 All the life, all the supplies and communications of the Moon center in Luna City.
1947 R. A. Heinlein Rocket Ship Galileo 153 Cargraves found himself gulping as he watched the flag and banner hoisted. Privately he thought of this little hole in the ground as the first building of Luna City. He imagined that in a year or so there would be dozens of such cave dwellings, larger and better equipped, clustered around this spot. In them would live prospectors, scientists, and tough construction workers—workers who would be busy building the permanent Luna City down under the floor of the crater, while other workers installed a great rocket port up on the surface.
1952 F. Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth in Galaxy Sci. Fiction July 156/1 They pooh-poohed that possibility and set me to wait on a bench while queries were sent to the Schocken branch in Luna City.
1957 I. Asimov Pirates of Asteroids (1980) 17 Oh, boy, it was sure nice coming in to Luna City.
1964 F. Leiber Wanderer (1986) 37 Hey check me, Mr. Kettering—I see a white light flashing near Copernicus‥. I never trust myself on moon-stuff—I keep seeing the lights of Luna City and Leyport and all the other science-fiction places.
1986 P. Danziger This Place Has No Atmosphere 69 With everyone on board, the bus slowly moved us toward the city under the bubble—the only one on the whole moon, although there are some shelters built throughout the moon in case the people working in space suits outside of the bubble run into trouble. Once the bus got there, a tube reached out and connected with it, and we walked through the tube into Luna City. Then we had our new addresses added to the information on our shoulder identidisk.
1989 R. Cook in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Apr. 60/1 At the bar, the Mayor of Luna City, wearing his trademark bush jacket, was discussing something with a couple of race officials.
2001 N. Kress Probability Sun 35 You've never been to Luna City before.