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The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke - First edition. - 1979 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by Arthur C. Clarke

Condition: Very Good/Dust Jacket Included


ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight sunning to the extremities and the spine. Dustwrapper is very smart with some shelfwear to the extremities. A few marks to the spine. Age-toning to flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age-toning. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

The Fountains of Paradise is a Hugo and Nebula Award winning 1979 novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 22nd century, it describes the construction of a space elevator. This "orbital tower" is a giant structure rising from the ground and linking with a satellite in geostationary at the height of approximately 36,000 kilometers (approx. 22,300 miles). Such a structure would be used to raise payloads to orbit without having to use rockets, making it much more cost-effective.


  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 055484
  • Title: The Fountains of Paradise
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Dust Jacket Included
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> Gollancz : London
  • Date published: 1979


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