The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Classic Clarke; this novel is a great exemplar of his careful, reasoned style. The novel intertwines two stories; the first that of a king long dead and his obsession with his mountain paradise, and the second a modern story of a man who wanted to build a tower to the heavens. Highly recommended; this is also a great place to learn about space elevators. Select an invention:

1D Diamond Crystal - might be a carbon fullerene molecule

CORA - Coronary Alarm

Holopad

Hyperfilament

Operation Cleanup - remove orbital debris the brute force way

Orbiting Factories

Personal Interest Profile (PIP) - invention of Google Alerts

Space Elevator (Orbital Tower) - best novel reference

Spider Space Elevator Test Vehicle - test the cables

Spinnerettes - handling nanofibers

 

Technovelgy.com is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Neural Net Discovers Antibiotic
re: John M. Faucette
(2/5/2020)

China Delivery Robot Development Quickens During COVID-2019 Outbreak
re: Bruce Sterling
(2/3/2020)

Via Virtual Reality, Mother Encounters Deceased Daughter
re: Stephen Baxter
(2/1/2020)

Clothes That Do Photosynthesis
re: JG Ballard
(1/30/2020)

Stratuscent Electronic Nose
re: Michael Crichton
(1/28/2020)

CIMON Companion Robot For Space Station Astronauts
re: James Blish
(1/26/2020)

Qbit Robot Bartender Also Makes Coffee
re: Alfred Bester
(1/24/2020)

Moving Desks Not SciFi After All
re: Don Wilcox
(1/22/2020)

Cruise Autonomous Car Drives Aimlessly For An Hour
re: David Keller
(1/20/2020)

Fast Charging A Bus In 20 Seconds
re: John Jacob Astor IV
(1/19/2020)

Realistic Translation With The Waverly Labs Ambassador
re: Douglas Adams
(1/17/2020)

Biotech Firms Raised $Millions For Anti-Agathics (Longevity Drugs)
re: James Blish
(1/15/2020)

Out-Of-Work Blue Collar Robots Need Your Help
re: Harry Harrison
(1/13/2020)

The Dawn Of Orbiting Manufacturing In 2020?
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(1/11/2020)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.