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The Fountains of Paradise

by Arthur C Clarke

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Gollancz, London, 1979. Hard Cover, 8vo, first Edition. Book Condition: Good. Ex library used copy with wear and tear. Overall clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good. In protective cover. Not Clipped..

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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