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The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: NF

Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press. NF. 1988. Collector's Edition. Leather. Introduction by George Zebrowski. Brown leather with gilt titles and decoration. Sans DJ as issued. Includes single-sheet 'Collector's Notes' and unused book plate; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 p. .

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: Berkshire Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2113
  • Title: The Fountains of Paradise
  • Author: Clarke, Arthur C
  • Illustrator:Bob Eggleton
  • Format/binding:Leather
  • Book condition: Used - NF
  • Edition: Collector's Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Easton Press
  • Place: Norwalk, Conn.
  • Date published: 1988
  • Keywords: Science fiction, Easton Press


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