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The Fountains of Paradise by  Arthur C Clarke - First edition - 1979 - from Caliban Books  and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


London: Gollancz, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1979, First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Light wear to spine ends; spine cloth sunned; clean contents. Hint of dampstaining to the jacket, but only on the blank side; otherwise pretty clean. DJ now in mylar. Hugo and Nebula Award winner.


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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