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His next novel, "Rendezvous with Rama", would win both a Hugo and Nebula award two years later, and his 1979 story "The Fountains of Paradise" would win both awards once more.
It had previously been proposed, most famously by Arthur C Clarke in his 1978 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, that a space elevator could be constructed using a cable and counter-balanced orbital mass.
The concept of such an elevator was being spread to a larger audience by Arthur Clark in his novel The Fountains of Paradise in 1979.<br /> During a speech he once gave, someone in the audience asked Clarke when the space elevator would become a reality.<img id="73749" class="imgRight magnify" title="space elevator Idea" src="" alt="" width="400" />
Clarke wrote Fountains of Paradise. That 1978 novel first described a potential space elevator to the U.S.
His science fiction -- including such stories as "The Nine Billion Names of God " and " The Star " (1955) and such novels as Childhood's End (1953), The City and the Stars (1956), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; written simultaneously with the screenplay, on which he collaborated with Stanley Kubrick ), and The Fountains of Paradise (1979) -- reveals the influence of Olaf Stapledon in its blend of science and evolutionary mysticism.
In his 1978 novel The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C.
"If you'd like to see why Clarke mattered, try Rendezvous With Rama or The Fountains of Paradise. Neither features crashing space-opera dramatics, but both are well-written, poetic blends of scientific expertise and soaring imagination.