Arthur C Clarke - The Fountains of Paradise

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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Title: The fountains of paradise Author: Arthur C. Clarke Original copyright year: 1979 Genre: science fiction Book price (of scanned edition): unknown Comments: to my knowledge, this is the only available e-text of this book Source: scanned and OCR-read from a hardback edition with Xerox TextBridge Pro 9.0, proofread in MS Word 2000. Date of e-text: August 1, 1999 Prepared by: Anada Sucka Anticopyright 1999. All rights reversed.----------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE by Arthur C. Clarke To the still unfading memory of LESLIE EKANAYAKE (13 JuIy 1947 - 4 July 1977) only perfect friend of a lifetime, in whom were uniquely combined Loyalty, Intelligence and Compassion. When your radiant and loving spirit vanished from this world, the light went out of many lives. NIRVANA PRAPTO BHUYAT Politics and religion are obsolete Sri Jawaharlal Nehru, to the Ceylon Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, 15 October 1962. Contents Foreword I-THE PALACE 1. Kalidasa 2. Thc Engineer 3. The Fountains 4. Demon Rock 5. Through the Telescope 6. The Artist 7. The God-King's Palace 8. Malgara 9. Filament 10. The Ultimate Bridge 11. The Silent Princess II-THE TEMPLE 12. Starglider 13. Shadow at Dawn 14. The Education of Starglider 15. Bodhidharma 16. Conversations with Starglider 17. Parakarma Sheet1 Page 2 18. The Golden Butterflies 19. By the Shores of Lake Saladin 20. The Bridge that Danced 21. Judgement III-THE BELL 22. Apostate 23. Moondozer 24. The Finger of God 25. Orbital Roulette 26. The Night Before Vesak 27. Ashoka Station 28. The First Lowering 29. Final Approach 30. The Legions of the King 31. Exodus IV-THE TOWER 32. Space Express 33. CORA 34. Vertigo 35. Starglider Plus Eighty 36. The Cruel Sky 37. The Billion-Ton Diamond V-ASCENSION 38. A Place of Silent Storms 39. The Wounded Sun 40. The End of the Line 41. Meteor 42. Death in Orbit 43. Fail-Safe 44. A Cave in the Sky 45. The Man for the Job 46. Spider 47. Beyond the Aurora 48. Night at the Villa 49. A Bumpy Ride 50. The Falling Fireflies 51. On the Porch 52. The Other Passenger 53. Fade-out 54. Theory of Relativity 55. Hard Dock 56. View from the Balcony 57. The Last Dawn 58. Epilogue: Kalidasa's Triumph Afterword: Sources and Acknowledgments Sheet1 Page 3 Foreword "From Paradise to Taprobane is forty leagues Traditional: reported by Friar Marignolli (A.D. 1335) The country I have called Taprobane does not quite exist, but is about ninety percent congruent with the island of Ceylon (n The name "Taprobane" is now usually spoken to rhyme with "plain", but the correct classical pronunciation is "Tap-ROB-a-n-as Milton, of course, well knew: "From India and the golden Chersoness And utmost Indian Isle Taprobane......
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