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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It was a good read. The science, was, of course, excellent, as were the handful of main characters. But the plot kind of fell apart at the end, leaving the book to kind of just fizzle out, with a bit ... Read full review

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Vannevar Morgan is a man with a plan. Several plans, actually. His first engineering masterwork was a bridge from Africa to Gibraltar - 3 kilometers high - that allowed land traffic between Africa and ... Read full review

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Kalidasa
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The Engineer
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The Fountains
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About the author (1979)

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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