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The Fountains Of Paradise (Hugo and Nebula awards winner) by  Arthur C Clarke - First edition (& 1st printing) - 1979 - from Cold Tonnage Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Fountains Of Paradise (Hugo and Nebula awards winner)

by Clarke, Arthur C

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Victor Gollancz: London, 1979. First edition (& 1st printing). Hardcover. SF novel. Winner of the 1979 Nebula award and 1980 Hugo award for best SF novel. Fine copy in a fine (priced £4.95 on the front inner flap) dustjacket (as new).

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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