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August 26th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Hello, please help me to remember a science fiction short story I've read in mid-90s. It's likely to have been written pre-1980, for it was in an old SF book.

It's about Callisto, which is a mainly touristic colony, with all life being under domes. It welcomes tourists with a tagline "One day on Callisto is worth a year on Earth". Some guy travels there and interesting things happen.

A list at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter%27s_moons_in_fiction#Callisto) didn't ring a bell.

Thank you.

August 26th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Damn...I am almost sure I've read this one, but can't remember a title or an author and now it's been bugging me all day. Hopefully someone will help, because this is really irking me.

September 13th, 2010, 05:59 AM
Found it. It's a story by a Czech writer Jaroslav Veis (http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Veis). Original title is Den na Kallistó; I've found only the Russian translation (http://epizodsspace.airbase.ru/bibl/inostr-lit/1985/11-den-na-kallisto.html).
Actually, there's not much about life on the colony in this story, and it's not about some guy travelling there, but about two robotic policemen interrogating a stray tourist. Not what I remember, but still worth a read.