Number 1 in the re-imagined world of Tom Swift. Tom and Swift Enterprises is challenged by the international G20 Environmental Group to come up with a solution to the incredible pollution problems... More > plaguing world-wide industries. In the process, he develops a solution to the missing ozone layer, and tries to save a small African nation from death by dehydration. But, Tom has his enemies. A mysterious group of black MIG fighters try to thwart this ozone project while an evil African dictator in an adjoining country want to stop him from saving the 'dry' African nation. Is Tom capable of pulling off a double play?< Less
Number 3 in the new series: With the nation's road and rail infrastructure falling apart, the President hatches a plan for a high-speed bullet train to go coast to coast in under 18 hours. But, not... More > for people. Freight trains. Swift Enterprises is one of several companies chosen to complete this project in the unrealistic timeframe of just one year! Tom must devise a way to cross the most inhospitable parts of the U.S. while trying to work with companies that are jealous, uncooperative, and want more of the project, trying to find out who is behind a plot to sabotage both the project as well as the good name of Swift Enterprises, and striving to overcome attempts that threaten his and Bud's lives, as well as that of his father.< Less
When a brand new nuclear submarine suddenly disappears during sea trials, Tom Swift is asked to help find and salvage her. He saves her crew and devises a way to bring her back up from a watery... More > grave. But, when the Navy asks him to become involved in an effort to locate and recover several lost U.S. and Soviet nuclear subs, he may have taken on more than he can handle. With a mixed Enterprises and Navy crew, he take a massive recovery submarine deep under the ocean and into danger. An old nemesis appears with a mysterious submarine; a submarine that isn't supposed to exist. With the ghost sub after them, Tom and his crew make a startling and dangerous discovery deep below the polar ice.< Less
In this hardbound edition of the 1st novel of the new series, Tom and his father are ordered to attend a meeting of a world organization on pollution. As they stand practically accused of being among... More > the worst, they are secretly being requested to help create a means to scrub environmental pollutants from the air over the South Pole and to rebuild the ozone layer.
As they leave they are accosted by a strange African man who claims that his nation has no water and that Tom must help or all of his people will die.
After investigating the situation the young inventor realizes that the man's plea is in earnest and so he now has two major projects to work on: Fix the ozone layer and bring water to a drought-ridden nation.
To make things more complicated, a mysterious squadron of all-black MIG fighters keep appearing wherever Tom goes, seemingly bent on destroying everything he is working toward and may even be out to kill him! Is this going to be possible, or is this to be Tom's first major failure?< Less
SPECIAL RETAIL VERSION: It begins with a request for a secret meeting with a man who won't reveal his identity. Normally, Tom Swift—young inventor—would just turn this over to his... More > Security people, but something sparks his interest. Once he finally forces the man to open up, it is almost ridiculously easy to fulfill his requests. Tom tries to turn to other endeavors but is drawn into a more complex adventure that, surprisingly, needs that earlier invention.
A mysterious rift is tearing its way from the Atlantic ocean into the Northeast states. Tom, with the assistance of his best friend Bud Barclay, and a diminutive scientist, embark on a project to not only discover what is really happening, but must come up with a way to stop it before things become catastrophic!
It is one of Tom's hardest adventures as he battles the very ground we all walk on. Is taking on Mother Nature and the planet Earth just too much?< Less
In this hardbound edition of the third book in the series, the President, desperate to leave some sort of legacy, has promised the nation that a great freight-hauling bullet train system will cross... More > the country starting in just one year. The biggest problem? Nobody has started to design or build anything on a project that should take 10 years. When his advisors hatch a plan to split the work into dozens of manageable pieces, only a small handful of companies sign on.
Tom Swift believes that he can figure a way to dig the massive tunnels under the various mountain ranges on the western half of the country, and may even be able to build the locomotive engines, but the other companies begin to abandon their work, making it necessary for Enterprises to take on more and more.
A rival company owner has it in for Tom, and a mysterious source of governmental sabotage is somewhere in Washington DC. With time and so many other things against him, is it going to be a mission impossible for the young inventor?< Less
This hardbound edition of the 6th novel in the series brings back some of Tom's old friend: his Space Friends. Since their first interaction Tom has tried to get them to provide details about... More > themselves so he can assist them in their mission to visit the Earth. Until he makes a surprise advancement in how he "reads" their symbol messages, he has had frustration after disappointment.
Now that he has an understanding he is horrified to find that their "masters" have declared their mission a failure and will be recalling them, forever, in just a few short weeks.
Now he races against time trying to develop both a vehicle and an environment capable of supporting them. Just when he thinks he has succeeded, disaster strikes. Not only is his new flying environment destroyed, but now the Masters insist the Space Friends won't be the ones coming for a visit, it will be them!
Tom knows that can't be allowed and so he must work overtime to complete a new environment, be a diplomat and get ready for the visit.< Less
In this hardbound edition of book 8 in the new series, Tom Swift finds himself involved in a galactic mystery. Something like a black hole has been discovered a dozen light years away, but nobody can... More > say for certain what it really is... or if it will affect the Earth.
Even his quickest unmanned rockets can't carry enough fuel for such a trip. So a shortcut seems to be the best chance. His knowledge tells him that wormholes are more than a hypothesis, but how the heck can he go about locating one? Even if he finds one, how can he determine where it might exit?
When an old video surfaces showing proof to a willing mind that wormholes exist and can be opened for brief periods, he also finds it takes the power of a nuclear bomb to do so.
If he overcomes all issues, he and Bud may be on a one way trip. They encounter the anomaly—and it's a doozy—but they also find themselves face-to- uhhh, hands? Giant ghostly hands beckon them, but what can it all mean? With little air and no fuel, what can Tom do?< Less
In this hardbound edition of the 7th novel in the series, the planet Pluto suddenly disappears. There one minute and gone the next. Is this the start of an invasion? Tom Swift is called upon to... More > investigate. For starters he agrees to refurbish and move the long-defunct Hubble Space telescope into a position where it might scan the now empty area.
Finding nothing he builds an ultra fast space probe. But when that disappears as it nears the missing planet's position, it raises even more questions. A second probe is flung far to one side. The only thing to do is to go out himself, and so Tom sets about building a new, giant and incredibly fast spaceship, The Sutter.
Before he can launch it, Pluto or something slightly larger reappears and begins heading inward toward the Sun. The problem is that the Earth is in the way. If Tom can't deflect this paradox planet from its course, all mankind might perish.
But what secrets can this planet hold? And, why does it suddenly slow down inside Jupiter's orbit?< Less
In this hardbound edition of the 9th book int he series, Tom must suffer disappointment when a contract to build habitats for a Moon colony go to another, inferior, bidder. The result is catastrophe... More > and Tom must mount a mission to recover the bodies of nearly a third of the colonists. When Swift Enterprises offers to build a protection system, that offer is rebuffed for no good reason.
Angry, Tom decides to set his sights on an even more ambitious project: a colony on Mars! It will need to be huge and totally self-sustaining as no "quick resupply" system will be available. With a good understanding of the weak points of the lunar buildings he begins developing an inflatable habitat. He sneaks up to the Moon for a test and runs afoul of the company that built the fragile structures. He is even attacked by their rocket.
Or, is it them? There are rumblings that the Brungarians are up to their old tricks and might be trying to sabotage Tom's efforts. Whoever it is, they seemed determined to stop Tom Swift!< Less