Posted in Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction

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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Posted in Mystery, Science Fiction

First Light by Rebecca Stead

In this book we meet Thea and Peter. Thea lives underground in a world of snow and ice, and Peter lives in the normal world. When Peter joins his family on an expedition to Greenland, he has a series of visions which he doesn’t understand. His search for answers leads him very close to Thea’s world, where she dreams of a path to the surface. What will Peter and Thea find? I liked this book because it was very suspenseful and I liked hearing the two stories slowly intertwine.

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