Thursday, 24 December 2015
is the Order of Planetary Engineers headquarters and school, perched on the heights of Archimedes Crater on the Moon (see image);
has towers and thick walls of native stone, a local landing field, a spaceport and hidden weapons;
is approached by a winding road;
burrows deep underground;
can be made self-sufficient;
comprises passages, storerooms, laboratories, bedrooms, refectories, assembly halls and recreation facilities.
Poul Anderson, The Snows Of Ganymede (New York, 1958), Chapter 2, p. 9.