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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - First printing - 1979 - from Evening Star Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Very Good+/Near Fine


New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. 261 pp. Price of $10.00 on front flap of dust jacket. Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Very Good+ book with hints of foxing to the textblock and some areas of mild discoloration to the boards in a bright and clean Near Fine 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.




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