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Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain

Isaac Asimov (author) and Enid Hatton (covers)
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Bantam Books
Novel and science fiction
Fantastic Voyage (2/2)
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Not a sequel to Fantastic Voyage, this novel revolves around neurophysiologist Albert Jonas Morrison and his crew's journey into the brain of a scientist by way of miniaturization. Morrison has some fringe theories on how the mind works and how it is theoretically possible to amplify brain waves and, in effect, sense thoughts. For this reason, his fellow scientists don't respect him very much, and for this reason, he is hired (read the book and you'll understand) by a team of Russian scientists who want Morrison and his computer to join them in a mission inside a man's brain to sense his thoughts.


The story, in essence, is the same as that of Fantastic Voyage, except that FV is a straight novelization of the movie script (the novel appeared before the movie, interestingly) while FVII is the same story as Asimov would have told it. I prefer the latter because the conundrums of miniaturization are discussed in much greater detail as Morrison is extremely sceptical about it at first.

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Table of Contents:
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  • Needed
  • Taken
  • Malenkigrad
  • Grotto
  • Coma
  • Decision
  • Ship
  • Preliminaries
  • Artery
  • Capillary
  • Destination
  • Intercellular
  • Cell
  • Axon
  • Alone!
  • Death
  • Exit
  • Return?
  • Turnaround

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