Book Review: Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov

Title: Fantastic Voyage

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam

Release Date: 1966


Book Summary:

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

This was the first Asimov book I picked up, and I’m hooked. Writing about science that is known is one thing, but writing about topics that are unknown takes a special talent to make it believable. As the group explores the human body, they see things that have only been hypothesized about. However Asimov still manages to take a neutral side on the unknown.
I actually picked this one up because my family in an effort to stay more connected started our own book club. We chose to read Asimov, but the catch is we all had to choose a different book he wrote. Since he wrote over 500, that was easy. Picking one of those however was the hard part for me. I ended up with Fantastic Voyage, because I found it in the most awesome bookstore ever – Old Number 6.
Rating: 5 stars! I loved it!!!
Content: Clean. There may have been a cuss or two near the end, but nothing else.
Source: Personal copy
Purchase: Amazon




  1. I love the cover of that book and the story sounds great! I love books about science!