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The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke - First edition. - 1979 - from Rooke Books (SKU: 055487)

The Fountains of Paradise

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The Fountains of Paradise

by Arthur C. Clarke

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  • hardcover
  • First
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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 bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Slight sunning to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is very smart, with just some marginal age toning and some slight wear to the extremities. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

Synopsis

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.

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Bookseller
Rooke Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
055487
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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Welcome to Rooke Books Antiquarian BooksellerWe are a small team dedicated to bringing you very scarce books at reasonable prices. We specialise in rare and hard to come by works on all subjects over the last 500 years, together with modern first editions and decorative sets and bindings. Our library has something for every interest and specialism. We deliver worldwide using a fully tracked and insured courier delivery service. Where are We?Based in the literary city of Bath, our offices are housed in the Eastern Dispensary. Built in 1845, the building originally existed as a charitable institution providing medical care.The building now houses our collection of over twenty thousand books and has five full time members of staff.

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tail
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