The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

The Fountains of Paradise

Arthur C. Clarke

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fiction classics science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced

305 pages | first published 1979

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Vannevar Morgan is the most brilliant engineer in the world of 2142 A.D. His last project had been the mighty structure that spanned two continents, the Gibralter Bridge. Now he dreams of something incomparably more ambitious: a giant elevator sys...
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Summary of 527 reviews

Moods

adventurous 66%
inspiring 41%
hopeful 33%
challenging 25%
informative 25%
reflective 16%
dark 8%
emotional 8%
relaxing 8%

Pace

medium 69%
slow 23%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 66% | A mix: 25% | Character: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 90% | Yes: 9%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 63% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

Average rating

3.78

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