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Sitively with the conflicts between
traditionalism and social and technological progress It follows one scientist s impossible dream to fulfillment and social and technological progress It follows one scientist s impossible dream to fulfillment although the ending is bittersweet it is full of optimism of the belief that innovation will truly make our world and our lives better and that one brilliant person can at the end make a difference Vannevar Morgan the Chief Engineer of the Terran Construction Corporation dreams of building a bridge that links Earth to the stars The elevator is preferable over rocket travel because It Is Less Expensive is less expensive less damaging to the environment A on the island of Taprobane is the only location capable of holding the elevator and that location is currently inhabited by Buddhist monks that have no desire to leave Morgan must convince or coerce the monks to leave in order to fulfill his dream and build a bridge to the sky The Fountains of Paradise is about the impermanence of religion achievement and life but also about perseverance and thriving against impermanence This book is deserving of the Hugo and Nebula Awards that it received First published in 1979 Fountains of Paradise is one of Grandmaster Sir. Ering project of all time and one which will revolutionize the future of humankind of space. Where I ve recently read one or two Hugo winning novels recently that I may or may not have exactly wished were winners I have no ualms in announcing that this 1980 winner is a real winnerIt s a true pleasure to read on several levels While the official story sometimes feels a bit tacked on and ethereal the themes and the characters and the science is all top shelf oodnessThe themes and feels are well known for fans of A C Clarke He has a serious devotion To Space Elevators The space elevators the in superstition and religion a truly hopeful outlook on life and a serious devotion to space elevatorsThe characters here are especially awesome Ram is the eternal can do man the scientist engineer hero that "battles technical issues economists politicians pop scientists and sheer bad luck Sometimes "technical issues economists politicians pop scientists and sheer bad luck Sometimes hero arc is an old cliche in SF but here I felt none of it He was When I was a kid Arthur C Clarke s The Fountains of Paradise was one of my favorite books I must ve read it than half a dozen times checking it out from the library The book has to do with the creation of a space elevator and though I haven t read it now in *over 30 years I remember it dealing beautifully and sen. In the 22nd century * 30 years I remember it dealing beautifully and sen. In the 22nd century scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most randiose engine.