The fountains of Paradise

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979 - Fiction - 261 pages
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This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is reissued in this trade paperback edition. Vannemar Morgan's dream of linking Earth with the stars requires a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. Includes a new introduction by the author.

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The ending is nice and poignant though. - Goodreads
Not a plot hole, but a character hole. - Goodreads
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"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold And she's buying a stairway to heaven" Hmm... not an entirely appropriate Led Zep reference I suppose but I got to start the review somewhere, and ... Read full review

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This is a little engineering-heavy for my tastes and not nearly as cosmic as most of Clarke's other work, but I did love the idea of Taprobone, which is a sort of re-imagined Sri Lanka (even though ... Read full review


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A writer of science fiction, Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, in 1917. Clarke studied at King's College in London, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. Clarke's first book was Prelude to Space in 1951, but he is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Some of Clarke's later works include the sequels to 2001, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey, and the novels The Garden of Rama and The Snows of Olympus. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in the 1950s. He died on March 19, 2008 at the age of 90.

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