Earthlight

Earthlight
by Arthur C. Clarke (1951)

It may be because this is a a longer novelette (19K Words) length, but here is classic Clarke. It’s the story of conflict on the moon between Earth’s government and independent settlers on other planets in the solar system. There is a lot a plausible science and and the tension rises to it’s devastating conclusion.

The story was expanded to a novel of the same name in 1955.