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The Fountains of Paradise

1st Ballantine Books ed.
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This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York.

Written in English

305 pages

This is a story about space elevators.

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The writer of historical fiction has a peculiar responsibility to his readers, especially when he is dealing with unfamiliar times and places. He should not distort facts or events when they are known; and when he invents them, as he is often compelled to do, it is his duty to indicate the dividing line between imagination and reality.

The writer of science fiction has the same responsibility, squared. I hope that these notes will not only discharge that obligation well but also add to the reader's enjoyment.

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The Fountains of Paradise
2001, Grand Central Publishing
Electronic resource in English
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The fountains of paradise
2001, Warner/Aspect
in English
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The Fountains of Paradise
2000, Millennium
in English
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The fountains of Paradise
1997, Vista
in English
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The fountains of paradise.
1989, VGSF
in English
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Fountains of Paradise
June 1988, Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
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Fountains of Paradise
January 12, 1984, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The fountains of paradise
1980, G. K. Hall
in English - Large print ed.
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The Fountains of Paradise
1980, Ballantine Books
Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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The fountains of paradise
1980, Pan Books
in English
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The fountains of paradise.
1979, Book Club Associates
in English
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The fountains of Paradise
1979, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - 1st ed.

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The Fountains of Paradise

First published in 1979



Work Description

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 in space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometers high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean.

The Fountains of Paradise

1st Ballantine Books ed.

This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York.


Edition Description

This is a story about space elevators.

From Sources and Acknowledgements

The writer of historical fiction has a peculiar responsibility to his readers, especially when he is dealing with unfamiliar times and places. He should not distort facts or events when they are known; and when he invents them, as he is often compelled to do, it is his duty to indicate the dividing line between imagination and reality.

The writer of science fiction has the same responsibility, squared. I hope that these notes will not only discharge that obligation well but also add to the reader's enjoyment.

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Terry Oakes

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Open Library
OL17993465M
Internet Archive
fountainsofparadcla00clar
ISBN 10
0345253566
ISBN 13
9780345253569
LC Control Number
78014072
OCLC/WorldCat
6349859
Library Thing
19069
Goodreads
1501780

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