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The Fountains of Paradise (S.F. Masterworks)

Clarke, Arthur C.

ISBN 10: 1857987217 / 1-85798-721-7
ISBN 13: 9781857987218
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionize the future of humankind of space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean.

About the Author:
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King's College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won the KALINGA PRIZE, the AVIATION SPACE-WRITERS PRIZE,and the WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE WRITING PRIZE. He also shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, which was based on his story, 'The Sentinel'. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008. To discover more about how the legacy of Sir Arthur is being honoured today, please visit http://www.clarkefoundation.org

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SALES POINTS * #34 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. * 'Delightfully written and at times almost unbearably exciting' Kingsley Amis * 'His enthusiasm is combined with his considerable literary and myth-making skills ... the result is something special' Sunday Telegraph * 'A superbly crafted novel that may be his best' Tribune

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