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Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

The brilliant scientist Jan Benes discovered how to shrink a man for an infinite period of time. While he gets transported from communist Russia where he worked, to America, he is attacked en route. To save Benes, a group of scientists is put together to be miniaturized and injected into his bloodstream. While on the journey to the blood clot in Benes’ brain, the group encounters all sorts of adventures. White blood cells, brownian motion, and much more. At the end, they race against the clock to reach the blood clot and successfully remove it before their 60 minutes is up. Will they succeed?

This book blew my mind because of the advanced science involved and the cliffhangers at the end of each chapter. Although this book was written in 1966, the content is still relevant in our world today. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

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4 thoughts on “Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

  1. This appears to be a “Wow” book that is a must read for those who love this kind of story. Thanks Sophia for letting everyone know about this book. I have to read it myself too!

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  2. It was Asimov’s first novelization of a movie. He insisted on being allowed to “correct” the technical and scientific mistakes the movie people either made or ignored, and made the book as scientifically plausible as he could, although he admitted that personally he felt that biologically shrinking a person was never going to happen


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