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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - First U. K. Edition - 1979 - from Foster Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine /Near Fine


London: Victor Gollancz 1979. 8vo. 255 pp. Hardback in dw. Precedes US edition. Very clean fresh copy in dw. No names or inscriptions. . Near Fine. Hardback. First U. K. Edition. 1979.

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: Foster Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45991
  • Title: The Fountains of Paradise
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Format/binding:Hardback
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First U. K. Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0575025204
  • ISBN 13:9780575025202
  • Publisher: Victor Gollancz 1979
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1979
  • Keywords: Arthur,Clarke,Fountains,Paradise,Sci,Fi
  • Bookseller catalogs: Modern First Editions;
  • Size: 8vo.


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