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@Read Book Ó Fantastic Voyage à A BOLD JOURNEY INTO A NEW DIMENSION OF ENTERTAINMENT AND EXCITEMENTFour men a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub to be injected into a dying man s carotid artery Fighting their way past giant antibodies, passing thru the heart itself, entering the inner ear where even the slightest sound would destroy them, battling relentlessly into the cranium Their objective is to reach a blood clot destroy it with the piercing rays of a laser gun At stake is the fate of the entire worldE MOST INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE NOVEL OF OUR TIME 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 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 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 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