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Fantastic Voyage
     

Fantastic Voyage

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by Isaac Asimov
 

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Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed.

Overview

Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the entire world will be doomed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553232691
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Publication date:
05/21/1976

Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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Fantastic Voyage 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book, saw the movie first, but the book is better, as always. Great old school Sci-Fi.
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Nathan10010 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov was a very interesting book that looked at a futuristic technology and made it a reality. It took a really interesting look at the positive and negative consequences of technology in todays society. The book also highlighted that it is human nature to want to be better or more superior than everyone else. This book took place in the Cold War era when the US was battling Russia to be the best. This conflict showed that to be the best in our growing society you must be the most technologically advanced. All in all this was a great book that made science fiction actually interesting. It wasn't as good as I, Robot, but it was still a great read that I would suggest to anyone who wants to be entertained by the technological possibilities of are growing futuristic society. 
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Classic asimov.... It didnt live up to the asimov expectations i have but it was still a well writen book.
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Joyce Stohlman More than 1 year ago
This book did not have my attention for one page.
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Fantastic Voyage is, in a word, remarkable, and I am having trouble comprehending why so many other reviewers gave it such a poor review. (Well, as the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn said, the ability to speak does not make you intelligent). Written by teh Grand Master of Science Fiction Isaac Asimov, Himself, it is astoundingly ahead of its time. The novel chronicles the journey of an assorted group of scientists and a government agent who are microscopically shrunk and injected into the bloodstrem of a dying man possessing vital intelligent, to destroy a clot in his carotid artery by means of a laser. Defying the powerful currents of the heart, braving the volatile perils of the inner ear, and voyaging into the depths of the human brain, itself, the depth of the plot is both innovative and compelling. An essential novel for any science-fiction fan, and creative and brilliant literary work for all readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this a good book for challenged readers. The beginning did not catch my eye, but after the first thirty pages it got very intresting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it and recominded it to everone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read. I have never read something so cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
great book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the worst books I have ever read. I would never recommend this to anyone. It had a good plot, but the author often veered off course.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is probably the worst book i have ever read-which is saying something because i've read some bad books. i was forced to read this book in class and i could barley get through it. The plot was very far fetched and the whole akward love thing between cora and grant is just plain disturbing. some of the text was so dumb it was actually funny.DO NOT waste your time reading this book OR seeing the movie! it sucks as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hated this book it was so stupid and boring i fell asleep reading i dont c at all how people could read it and stay awake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have to read it for science seems lame so wish me good luck cause i may not get trough da book read pretty little liars fantastic book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do not read this book it is really bad and it contains bad curse words and i dont think it is possible even in the future.