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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C CLARKE - First Edition. - 1979 - from Mainly Fiction and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by CLARKE, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


London: Gollancz, 1979 Faint foxing in the top edges, otherwise unmarked. Intact bright dust jacket.

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: Mainly Fiction NZ (NZ)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032970
  • Title: The Fountains of Paradise
  • Author: CLARKE, Arthur C
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0575025204
  • ISBN 13: 9780575025202
  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1979
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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