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Fountains of Paradise, the (1979) [Novel]
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It is the year 2142 A.D., and the brilliant, visionary engineer Vannevar Morgan has evolved a method of building a gigantic 'Space Elevator' for transporting men and materials to a point outside the earth's atmosphere, thus marking the true beginning of Man's interplanetary civilization. But before this awe-inspiring conception can become reality a major obstacle has to be faced. for there is only one point on earth suitable for the launching site--the peak of a sacred mountain which is jealously guarded by the monks who have inhabited it since time immemorial.

How their resistance is overcome, and what happens when Morgan's Elevator begins to tower into the sky, forms the basis of a dramatic tale in which scientific knowledge and soaring imagination both play their part.

Original title: Fountains of Paradise, the
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

Edition #1: The Fountains of Paradise

The Fountains of Paradise (1979)
Awards: Hugo: Novel (1980), Nebula: Novel (1979)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Fountains of Paradise (1980)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345253566
Pages: 305

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