The Fountains of Paradise By Arthur C. Clarke

Structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan wants to construct a space elevator connecting Earth to an orbiting satellite over 22,000 miles above the surface of the Earth. But the only suitable surface base is at the top of a mountain occupied by an ancient order of Buddhist monks. Morgan must navigate not only technical and economic challenges, but a clash between progress and ancient culture.


Arthur C. Clarke

One of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th and 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke is the author of over 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections that laid the groundwork for the science fiction genre. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke's work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.Clarke's short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke's is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

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