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Fountains Of Paradise

By Clarke, Arthur C




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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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Uncorrected proof. 180 pp. Full bound in blue wraps. Appears unread with fading along edges and spine and light creasing along top of front cover. Thus, NF/na. Fine (F) is our highest grade. This appears to be an early uncorrected proof. Page numbers are hand written and the publication date of January 29 1979 on the front cover is listed as "probable". In addition, the dimensions of the proof, 10.75 inches high by 5.5 inches wide, is atypical. (14635) . Near Fine. Soft cover. Uncorrected Proof. 1979.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979.. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#14551)

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979.. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250. Some mild foxing to top edge of text block, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some scattered internal foxing which does not show through on outer surface. (#114555)

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979.. Octavo, boards. First edition. "On an island in the Indian Ocean a twenty second -century engineer builds a colossal 'space elevator' which will connect with a station in geosynchronous orbit. A blend of old-fashioned Brunel-style technological heroics with Sri Lankan myth, effectively done in Clarke's best style." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 143-4. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250. Some tanning to upper edges of boards, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#155274)

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979. First edition. Some tanning to upper edges of boards, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (16979). Octavo, boards. Winner of the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-250.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

United States of America: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. First American edition. Hardcover. Very good/fine. SIGNED: 261pp. Octavo [22cm]; quarter cloth blue boards. Text block broken at front. Author signature at front free endpaper with date "19 Aug 80." $10.00 price listed on front flap of dust-jacket. The story of two protagonists living in the same area but separated by two thousand years. The first protagonist is a king seeking to reach heaven through his pleasure gardens, the other an engineer seeking the same destination but through space travel. This book was written after Clarke had already written 20 books of nonfiction and 24 books of fiction. Mr. Clarke, at the time of writing this book, had long been a resident of Sri Lanka. The area plays a major role in this book.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Gollancz, 1979. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine Book/Fine Dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. Winner Of 1979 Nebula And 1980 Hugo Awards. A Fine Unread Copy (A Little Fading Along Top Edge Of Boards, Trace Along Bottom Edge). Dust Wrapper Is Mint Except For A Little Yellowing To White Flaps.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight sunning to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is in excellent condition, with just some mild age toning to the flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Slight sunning to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is very smart, with just some marginal age toning and some slight wear to the extremities. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2011-11-22. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

ont> Gollancz : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this award winning novel by noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. First edition, first impression in the original unclipped dustwrapper designed by Terry Oakes. Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction writer and inventor, who is widely regarded as a key figure in the popularisation of space travel. His screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was co-written with Stanley Kubrick, is considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. The Fountains of Paradise was described by Clarke as his best work, and tells the story of the construction of a space elevator developed in the 22nd century. The work was awarded both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novel. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally in excellent condition with just some slight sunning to the extremities and the spine. Dustwrapper is very smart with some shelfwear to the extremities. A few marks to the spine. Age-toning to flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some marginal age-toning. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Near Fine dustwrapper.

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The Fountains Of Paradise (Hugo and Nebula awards winner)

Clarke, Arthur C.

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).

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

London - Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1979 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A first UK edition of Arthur C. Clarke's The Fountains of Paradise. The winnder of both a Hugo and Nebula award in 1980, the book was widely acclaimed and read amongst science fiction fans, and remains influential to this day. Contains the bookplate of Dickens Bookshop, Exeter to pastedown. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing and original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, there is some minorwear to the backstrip, board, joints and extremities, including some discolouration and faded gilt. The dustwrapper has some minor shelfwear to the extremities only. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout. There is a small bookplate to pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gollancz. Hardcover. 0575025204 New Condition. . New.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Gollancz. Hardcover. 0575025204 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2014-08-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2015-05-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2014-08-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise (S.F. Masterworks)

Arthur C. Clarke

2000-03-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1979-05-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2011-11-22. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

2001-02-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1984-04-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1989-08-10. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

19870312. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Arthur C. Clarke

1980-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Fountains of Paradise, The

Arthur C. Clarke

1990-05-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151327734 a beautiful copy. short thin line top edges. probably remainder mark. dircrete remainder book. only fault of a lovely copy. . Fine. 1978. First Edition.

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Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1980-06-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

1979-06-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

U.S.A.: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated with correct letters "B C D E" for first printing, no marks, underlining, or bookplates, with previous owner's name on ffep . No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped with minor enclosed small tears on top crown. This collectible, " FINE" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C

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. .

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Fountains of Paradise, The

Arthur C. Clarke

Spectra, 1990-12-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151327734 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

Clarke, Arthur C

Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1988. Reprint. Fine in full leather maroon binding, gold gilt, ribbed spine, cloth bookmark. Collector's notes loosely inserted. Reprint.. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Bob Eggleton.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

Aspect, 2001-09-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

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.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

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.

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The Fountains Of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Easton Press. Leather. Minor Spots To Gilt Edges, Else Tight And Clean. Full Leather. A Lovely Copy. . Very Good. 1988. Limited Edition.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345315596 New Condition. . New.

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Fountains of Paradise, The

Clarke, Arthur C.

Spectra. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0553288199 New Condition. . New.

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Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Del Rey. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0345253566 New Condition. . New.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Aspect. PAPERBACK. 0446677949 New Condition. . New.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

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.

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Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. Hardcover. Great Condition. There may be a few scratches to the gilt of the book. . This Easton Press Collector's Edition is bound genuine leather, with elegant gilt design to boards, gilded page-edges, and endpapers of silk-moire fabric. The classic hubbed spines of four raised bands have 22K gold accents and there is a permanent satin ribbon page marker. The pages are thread-sewn for strength and durability, have long-lasting, acid-neutral, archival quality paper, and a handsome, readable typeface.

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Fountains of Paradise, The

Arthur C. Clarke

Spectra, 12/1/1990. Mass Market Paperback. Brand_New. NEW -- New condition. Fast ship and satisfaction is always guaranteed.

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The Fountains of Paradise

Clarke, Arthur C.

Harcourt, Brance Jovanovich first edition, f/f, Hugo winner and Nebula winner. F. Hardcover.

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The Fountains of Paradise.

Clarke, Arthur C.

Easton Press, 1988. Publisher's book plate with owner's name adhered to front free endpaper, else fine. Illus. by Bob Eggleton. Part of the Masterpieces of Science Fiction series. Includes the Collector's Notes.

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THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE

CLARKE, ARTHUR C

NEW YORK NY: HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH IN. F/VG+. PUB 1979. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: WINNER OF THE 1979 NEBULA AND THE 1980 HUGO AWARDS. D.J. HAS A SMALL BIT OF WEAR AT THE CORNERS WITH A SHORT TEAR WITHASSOCIATED CREASE AT THE TOP OF THE REAR PANEL, AND A COUPLE OF TINY EDGETEARS. A VERY NICE COPY.. Keywords: SCIENCE FICTION, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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