In 2124 A.D. the brilliant engineer Vannevar Morgan has evolved a method of building a gigantic ‘Space Elevator’ to transport men and materials out of the Earth’s atmosphere, thus marking the true beginning of Man’s interplanetary civilisation. But there’s a major obstacle before this awesome concept can become reality: the only point on Earth suitable for the launch site is the peak of a sacred mountain jealously guarded by monks who have inhabited the site since time immemorial. Will their resistance be overcome? Cover art by Terry Oakes.
The Fountains of Paradise: Arthur C. Clarke
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