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Viaggio allucinante

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  17,539 ratings  ·  222 reviews
Un pugno di uomini e una affascinante ragazza, ridotti alle proporzioni di batteri, compiono un viaggio nel corpo di uno scienziato nel tentativo disperato di salvargli la vita e di salvare con lui una scoperta rivoluzionaria e importantissima. Il tempo a disposizione è limitato, i meandri del corpo umano si rivelano veri e propri trabocchetti infernali, mentre tra i pochi ...more
Paperback, Oscar Fantascienza #765, 209 pages
Published May 3rd 1977 by A. Mondadori (first published 1966)
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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 ...more
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
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, ...more
You don't have to prove anything to me, Asimov. I'm willing to give authors like you unlimited B.S. license. I can enjoy a well-written, well-structured, well-pondered and absolutely ludicrous sci-fi novel.

But I didn't get that. I got conversations like this:

(Paraphrased, okay, as the Proteus moves through the lungs)

OWENS: Oh crap, we're losing air.

MICHAELS: Did we just kill Benes? I mean, when that air de-miniaturizes there'll be like big boils appearing on his chest and rending his organs...

Andrea Bampi
Asimov non sbaglia mai... ho trascurato colpevolmente questo superclassico della SF per troppi anni ed ora che mi sono deciso a leggerlo (in poche ore peraltro) non posso che ripetere a me stesso ed al mondo che qualsiasi cosa abbia scritto il Maestro, dal più striminzito saggiucolo di 2 pagine al Ciclo della Fondazione, non è MAI tempo sprecato.
A quasi 50 anni di distanza "Viaggio allucinante" è ancora credibilissimo, e con pochi piccoli ritocchi potrebbe essere spacciato ai più giovani come op
Shelby Runnells
This book was good. Not the best Science Fiction read ever though. It was very interesting in some parts but very, very confusing in the beginning. I did like it though.
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 ...more
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
Ali Çetinbudaklar
66 yılının en iyi görüntü ve en iyi özel efekt ödüllerini almış olan Fantastic Voyage, sanılanın aksine yazarı Asimov değildir; filmin kurgulayıcıları aslen Harry Kleiner ve David Duncan'dır. Sonradan Bantam Books'sun yayın haklarını alması sebebiyle romanlaştırmasını Asimov'a yaptırır ve filmden 6 ay öncesine rafa hazır hale getirtilinir.

Uzun zaman olmuştu, habire uzaya çıkıyorduk, yeni gezegenler,türler,yaşayış tarzları derken çokça, aslında belli kalıplar dahilinde, birbirinden farklı BK roma
La novela de una de mis películas favoritas. Se nota que el guión de la peli lo hizo el propio Asimov, son un calco una cosa de la otra. El libro me ha gustado más, es más detallado, sobre todo en los planteamientos científicos y en las descripciones de por donde van pasando en su camino hacia el coágulo en el cerebro de Benes.

Saber lo que va a pasar por haber visto la película le quita parte del intríngulis, pero aún así me ha gustado más que otros libros que he leído.

He descubierto a Asimov ha
Thanh Ttruong
Oct 11, 2008 Thanh Ttruong rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my friends
Recommended to Thanh by: me
Well...I just read about 3 chapters on this book, and i think I was totally caught on it. For what I've read so far, this is an unrealistic science-fiction journey into a human brain. Benes, who kept the secret of Uncertainty Principle which may maintain miniaturization process constantly, was seriously injured in an murder attempt of the Other Side. Then, Grant, who flew Benes back home from the the Other Side, must accompany with some other scientists to get inside Benes's brain to rescue him. ...more
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Credo che sia uno dei miei primi libri che ho letto di Asimov, libro del 1966, l'incontro con l'autore che ha plasmato sicuramente la mia mente avida di fantascienza di ragazzino sognatore che aspirava a quel "senso di meraviglioso", che solo la fantascienza classica poteva offrirgli.

Questo per me è una pietra miliare della letteratura di fantascienza e non solo. Perchè Asimov era anche un grande saggista oltre che un bravissimo scrittore di romanzi e in molti punti sembra di leggere un libro di
Daniel Joda
I really liked the last book I read by this author so I was pretty excited to read this one. Fantastic Voyage unfortunately just was not that fantastic. The science part was pretty cool, i.e. the concept of miniaturization and the anatomy & phisiology discussed, but the fiction just wasn't there if you catch my drift. Every character was chiched, "the jock/government agent fearless leader", "the arrogant but brilliant surgeon", "the haggard cigar-smoking commander", "the brilliant but vulner ...more
For those who came in late, Fantastic Voyage was a 1960’s science fiction movie about five people in a submarine shrunk to the size of a bacterium and injected into a man’s living body to perform brain surgery from the inside. The operation is dangerous, because objects can only be miniaturized temporarily. The patient, Benes, a scientist and defector from the Other Side, wants to share the secret of miniaturizing objects indefinitely, but the Other Side arranged for his limousine to crash, leav ...more
Matthew Konkel
The story is truly fantastic. I mean that in the worst way. As in fantastically unrealistic. But it was there on my dad's bookshelf so I figured I'd read it. And Isaac's prose is actually pretty good, the passages about the science of the body and so forth. Which makes sense sense because Asmov is a biochemist afterall. Mostly the book is pretty middle school but it still has some good humor in it too. And the antagonist is a somewhat sophisticated character, not all evil but rather acting under ...more
Erik Graff
Sep 12, 2008 Erik Graff rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the movie
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
Fantastic Voyage is a novel written by Asimov as a tie-in to the Racquel Welch movie of the same name. I intially read it during a series of visits to a dentist in Elgin as it was serialized in, I think, The Saturday Evening Post. Perhaps I was unable to finish it then because later I purchased this paperback edition.

Although I like Asimov at this time, I disliked this novel, thinking it entirely implausible--which, of course, it was. Only in looking it up today have I learned that the movie wa
This book is what started me down the path of Science Fiction. MAN I loved this book as a kid.
Buena lectura, muy amena, instructiva, llena de aventuras y con una pequeña intriga. Al principio me recordó a las antiguas novelas policiacas que se vendían en los kioscos, y que de chaval devoraba. El protagonista parece sacado de una de esas novelitas: fuerte, musculoso, sin parar de flirtear con la chica atractiva, y que al final resuelve el caso. Aparte de esto (puede que sea un guiño de Asimov a la literatura popular), es tan entretenida y divertida como la película.

Esta vez vi primero la
My first Isaac Asimov book and I really liked it. I read it during my trip through Israel and Jordan. Next one will be about robots. 4 stars.
I read this too young to appreciate it. I was really excited to check the book out, but have distinct memories of being in over my age range.
Fantasy Literature
Jan Benes, a brilliant scientist from the Other Side, has knowledge that can deliver America a military advantage. Benes has decided to defect, but when the Americans smuggle Benes into the country, They shoot him. Though Benes survives, an inoperable blood clot threatens to end his life. But wait! There may be a new technology that could allow surgeons to remove the blood clot from inside Benes’ body.

Miniaturization is that secret new technology. Controlled by the Combined Miniature Defense For
Michele Amitrani
I’ve always been an Asimov’s fan. His novels inspired me in a unique and rather fascinating way. I’ve read quite a lot of his works: the Robot’s saga, the Foundation’s saga, Nemesis, I, Robot, The End of Eternity and other less known works. In my opinion Fantastic Voyage is not his best craft ever, but it’s nonetheless an enjoyable reading.

What worked

Asimov’s crafting skills have few equals in the science fiction universe. His vision drives readers’ imagination as few authors do (or can, for tha
A classic and a good story. About a group of Doctors who are miniaturized along with a submarine, and injected into a man's bloodstream to remove a blood clot from his brain. It's always interesting to read what people in the 60's and earlier thought would be plausible in the near future. Not even considering the miniaturizing element, some of it just comes across as funny. I love Asimov's work, and I enjoyed this book as well.
Cory Hughart
Asimov's chauvinism seems more apparent in this book, but this was a product of his times.

The Fantastic Voyage is like the Magic Schoolbus for adults, complete with miniaturization, a trip through the human body, and a weird, 1950's-esque romance.

But, the ONLY way to break up a blood clot was to send in a miniaturized sub and a team of 5 cliched stereotypical characters? Seems like a weak excuse for the basis for the story.
Devone Jackson
Fantastic voyage s a fictional novel written by Isaac Asimov. The story is about four people traveling into the body of a man by the name of Benes. The characters are Michaels, Cora, Duval, Grant, and Benes. Benes is supposedly the most important man in the world because he has knowledge that the military needs in order to settle a feud they have had with another country for a long time. The reason for the exploration of the mans body is because suffers brain damage from a car cash and is in a ...more
Drew Cozzolino
Fantastic Voyage was one of the first science fiction books I have read in awhile, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Asimov incorporated an immense amount of science concepts, from alveoli to dendrites. My biology class from last year actually helped make sense of it. The interactions between the characters on the ship and the constant issues they run into create a gripping book that is hard to put down.
It's a sci-fi classic. Almost any show or other serial entertainment that goes on long enough has to do a Fantastic Voyage spoof. (That'd be the episode where they shrink themselves down and swim around in someone else's body.)

You really do yourself a disservice by not reading this book at least once.
Rich Meyer
This is one of those true rarities: A book that was worse than the movie. I've seen the film and read the book several times. and the movie's better, even with Raquel Welch and Stephen Boyd acting to the height of their abilities (which isn't too tall). The movie moves things along a bit more quickly and there's a lot more interesting character interaction.

The book does win on one aspect: The final disposition of the submarine.

While this was a fun read, I just don't think it was Asimov's best;
John Ess
An interesting concept. Nothing much more to say as I prefer space to being inside a human body. Still, Asimov knew how to write something that bit different and he knew his subject well enough to make it credible as always.
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