Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage❰Ebook❯ ➠ Fantastic Voyage Author Isaac Asimov – Heartforum.co.uk 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 f 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.

Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science booksProfessor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or editedthan books and an estimated , letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of PhilosophyAsimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul FrenchMost of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and DiscoveryAsimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He tookjoy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov , November In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved , November , , from.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Isaac Asimov
  • English
  • 07 September 2017
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10 thoughts on “Fantastic Voyage

  1. Fergus says:

    Don t blame ME for my gushing Five Stars They come from my sixteen year old self Yeah, you got THAT right I had a rather sequestered childhood just me and my Books and my Beatles And Mom and Dad and Sis and Bro.Sure, I dated but my intense shyness obviated anything serious developing And besides, it was only a mere three years earlier that Time Magazine had shocked us sleepers by trumpeting something called the Sexual Revolution You know, Kids, in 1966 the world was still half asleep Don t blame ME for my gushing Five Stars They come from my sixteen year old self Yeah, you got THAT right I had a rather sequestered childhood just me and my Books and my Beatles And Mom and Dad and Sis and Bro.Sure, I dated but my intense shyness obviated anything serious developing And besides, it was only a mere three years earlier that Time Magazine had shocked us sleepers by trumpeting something called the Sexual Revolution You know, Kids, in 1966 the world was still half asleep thank goodness And gunshots woulda been summarily dismissed as backfires Crime In some places But not much wild stuff in Tory blue Ontario the Good.You had to have been there to have believed it, kids.We couldn t even wear jeans in school and skirts could be not longer than an inch above the knee and NO SMOKING within high school precincts.But in 1966 we noticed things like Raquel Welch in Fantastic Voyage My pals would stand around outside their lockers tracing figure eights with the heels of their handsYep, we noticed And around 1966, I noticed some girls in school bore a striking resemblance to Raquel, once I got my nose outta my books long enough And she CARRIED the whole film to Instant Fame for us.When they had advertised the movie in our papers, my mom told me there was a book out too I was confused and disappointed to learn Isaac Asimov had written it after the fact But I read it first.A few scant years later the same thing happened with the film 2001, though the book waspolished.And like dominoes, my literary icons started to fall from their pedestals And that has continued unabated ever since then A fact that has sharpened any critical acumen I may possess, thank heaven.WellDo you think Raquel had something to do with my maturing If you do, I d agree with you.For she sure helped

  2. Manny says:

    You know those tedious shows where they tell you to imagine you ve been sent to a desert island, and what will you bring with you For example, which book As it happens, I have direct information to supply here When I was about 9, we went off on an extended visit to Italy My mother is Italian, but, for various complicated reasons, I have never learned to speak the language, even though it would probably have been the easiest thing in the world So, I was already a book addict, and I was going You know those tedious shows where they tell you to imagine you ve been sent to a desert island, and what will you bring with you For example, which book As it happens, I have direct information to supply here When I was about 9, we went off on an extended visit to Italy My mother is Italian, but, for various complicated reasons, I have never learned to speak the language, even though it would probably have been the easiest thing in the world So, I was already a book addict, and I was going to spend several months in a place where English books were almost impossible to find.My well meaning parents reminded me that I should pack plenty of reading material But, with somewhat unfortunate timing, I had just discovered Isaac Asimov Specifically, I had just discovered Fantastic Voyage I was a geeky, junior scientist kind of 9 year old, and I thought this book was the most amazing thing I had ever read I mean, they wow they, like, shrink this submarine down to the size of a blood corpuscle and they inject it into this guy s bloodstream and they have to get into his brain and zap the clot with a laser lasers had just been invented before it kills him, but they take a wrong turn and need to go though his heart and then his lungs and then Anyway, you probably don t want all the details, but there s even a hot chick in there I had recently noticed that the world, among many other interesting things, contained hot chicks, and Cora, who s quite appropriately played by Raquel Welch in the movie, made the book completely perfect I decided that I was only going to take Fantastic Voyage with me No other book was necessary I could never get tired of this masterpiece.Alas I m afraid to say I was wrong Wonderful though it was, on the third re reading I no longer liked it as much, and I don t think I even finished it the fifth time around So, first of all, if you re being sent to a desert island, try and bribe someone to let you bring at least half a dozen books But, second, if you have a geeky 9 year old kid and you re stuck for birthday present ideas, consider giving them a copy of Fantastic Voyage Even though they ll probably change their mind after a while, they may think it s the greatest book they ve ever read for at least a month

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Fantastic Voyage, Isaac Asimov Fantastic Voyage is a 1966 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Harry Kleiner Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it Because the novelization was released six months before the movie, many people mistakenly believed the film was based on Asimov s book.Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding Fantastic Voyage, Isaac Asimov Fantastic Voyage is a 1966 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Harry Kleiner Bantam Books obtained the rights for a paperback novelization based on the screenplay and approached Isaac Asimov to write it Because the novelization was released six months before the movie, many people mistakenly believed the film was based on Asimov s book.Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man s carotid artery Passing through the heart, entering the inner ear where even the slightest sound would destroy them, battling relentlessy into the cranium Their objectiveto reach a blood clot and destroy it with the piercing rays os a laser At stakethe fate of the entire world 1992 1363 1368 386 1371

  4. Veronica says:

    I actually ended up liking thisthan I thought I would The book sometimes feels its age with its Cold War undertones and occasionally clumsy dialogue but, nevertheless, I was genuinely caught up in the misadventures of the Proteus crew as they journeyed into the human body.

  5. Bev says:

    Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov was actually a re read for me But it has been many moons since I was in my hard core science fiction phase like 30 years or so and so I couldn t resist adding this one to the list when I saw that it would fit into the Birth Year Challenge that I m doing.Fantastic Voyage is not an original Asimov story That tells just a bit It is a novelization of the movie and it involves the minaturization of a crew of scientists and doctors in an atomic sub who are then i Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov was actually a re read for me But it has been many moons since I was in my hard core science fiction phase like 30 years or so and so I couldn t resist adding this one to the list when I saw that it would fit into the Birth Year Challenge that I m doing.Fantastic Voyage is not an original Asimov story That tells just a bit It is a novelization of the movie and it involves the minaturization of a crew of scientists and doctors in an atomic sub who are then injected into a dying man s carotid artery They make a dangerous journey through the heart and lungs and even the inner ear where the slightest sound may be enough to destroy them It s not enough that they have to make this journey battling against the defenses of the man s bodybut there seems to be within their midst a traitor Equipment begins to fail and there are a string of accidents is it just coincidence or is there someone who would prefer that the mission fail Forstanding in the balance is not just one man s life.but possibly the fate of the world The dying man is a great scientist who has defected from The Other Side of the Cold War it s amazing how Russia is never named and who holds a great secret in his brain The crew s mission is to operate on a blood clot that threatens that secret a blood clot that cannot be reached from the outside.There is plenty of action and a little bit of romance between the token female and the hero feminists might have a problem with some of the dialogue and action, but one would do well to remember that it is a product of its time The identity of the possible traitor is a well kept secret until the end and the reader is left to guess until then And, if one didn t know that this was written during a time of happy endings, one might even wonder if the mission were going to be successful.Asimov rarely disappoints particularly when the material is all his and has not done so here Even though I can tell that this is not pure Asimov, it is still a very good story and a fun and exciting read I gave it four stars when I read it beforethree and a half now.This review was first posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please request permission before reposting Thanks

  6. Robu-sensei says:

    Isaac Asimov agreed to write the novelization of Fantastic Voyage on the condition that he be allowed to make it as scientifically accurate as possible He successfully achieves this, while preserving nay, magnifying the sexual tension between our hero, Hunk Heartthrob, and the Frigid Highly Professional but Properly Subordinate Beautiful Assistant to the Temperamental Genius Moreover, Dr Asimov sews up several glaring plot holes and answers many of the crucial questions the movie leaves open, Isaac Asimov agreed to write the novelization of Fantastic Voyage on the condition that he be allowed to make it as scientifically accurate as possible He successfully achieves this, while preserving nay, magnifying the sexual tension between our hero, Hunk Heartthrob, and the Frigid Highly Professional but Properly Subordinate Beautiful Assistant to the Temperamental Genius Moreover, Dr Asimov sews up several glaring plot holes and answers many of the crucial questions the movie leaves open, such as What s the name of the structure in the inner ear that holds the sensory hair cells Spoilerit s the organ of Corti An intriguing mix of Asimov, the pedantic scientist and Asimov, the horny old goat, this story will earn you two credits of human anatomy at your local college, yet will still warm your heart, just as H.H finally warms Beautiful Assistant s, uh, heart Oops another spoiler, but only if you haven t seen the movie

  7. Ram says:

    Using shrinking technology, a submarine is reduced to microscopic size in order to repair damage in a scientist s brain and save the world They encounter a whole array of obstacles related to their size.A nice idea, in some cases silly dialog and events.Some of the technology is very old fashioned in modern eyes.After reading the book, I found out that it was based on a Movie by the same name Asimov was only asked to Novelize the screenplay.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Needed a sci fi book for summer reading program Caught my eye on shelf I must have seen this movie half dozen times on tv on the Saturday afternoon matinee It read exactly like the movie as book was written after as tie in to original story and movie, from what I understand The library copy was even an original old hardcover.

  9. Nooilforpacifists says:

    The best female character Asimov drew was Raquel Welch, and that solely was in the movie version Admittedly, The Gods Themselves is the sole exception a fully human Asimov female.

  10. Denis says:

    This is not truly an Asimov novel he was talked into novelizing the film script with the lure of an unrefusable offer this, I believe is according to his autobio I Asimov None the less, it is a sort of story that he would have been likely to have written had he thought of it first The Good Doctor was a professor of biochemistry after all He makes it very clear that the story and novel is seriously flawed I bet he could easily have written a book about why the Fantastic Voyage was utt This is not truly an Asimov novel he was talked into novelizing the film script with the lure of an unrefusable offer this, I believe is according to his autobio I Asimov None the less, it is a sort of story that he would have been likely to have written had he thought of it first The Good Doctor was a professor of biochemistry after all He makes it very clear that the story and novel is seriously flawed I bet he could easily have written a book about why the Fantastic Voyage was utterly implausible He did however, over a decade later, write a second version of the novel, having spenttime to consider the idea and not have been confined by a pre written film script I have not yet read Fantastic Voyage II 82.This 1966 novelization which was released 6 months before the film reads rather well Asimov is an expert fiction writer and did as perfect a job of this as anyone could have To commission a master science fiction author to novelize such a film was a smart move Not business as usual for most big budget Hollywood projects at the time.It is a Jules Verne type adventure story set in the heart of the cold war era As in most cases, I preferred the book to the film

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