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"Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? These qualities are what [make] science fiction ...unique."
- Frederik Pohl

Moon Walk  
  Very early realistic depiction of walking on the moon in low gravity.  

One of the most distinctive memories that I have of the Apollo landings was of watching the astronauts bounding over the surface of the moon, taking huge leaps.

This is a great "prediction" or description based on science that was obviously available to everyone at the time of writing.

He stopped presently and disconnected metal weights which were upon his shoes.

Then he stood erect again, and with giant strides bounced along the cliff. Fantastic figure in the blue lit gloom! child's dream of crags and rocks and strange lights with a single monstrous figure in seven league goots.

He went the length of the ledge with his twenty foot strides, inspected the lights, and made adjustments. Came back, and climbed with agile, bounding leaps up the spider ladder to the dome of the crater top.

From Brigands of the Moon, by Ray Cummings.
Published by Astounding Stories of Super Science in 1930
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