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16-Tom Swift and the Reconstructed Planet By Victor Appleton II
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In Tom's 16th adventure in this series, he finds out that a newly classified exo-planet outside Pluto's orbit is about to have a close encounter with the return of Haley's Comet. The problem is that... More > at such distances nobody can tell just how close. A visit to the Planet, Eris, is called for but he must first devise a ay to travel faster than he ever has before so the trip can be accomplished before the pass by. What he comes up with astounds even his father, and that takes a lot! Tom, Bud and their crew arrive in time to witness a catastrophic collision that begins the slow and inevitable break up of the planet. But, trouble is brewing as calculations show some of the debris will eventually drift in and possibly collide with Mars and the Earth. What to do? Nobody has ever tried to put an entire planet back together. This is a Humpty Dumpty exercise of planetary proportions.< Less
Tom Swift and His Envirozone Revivicator By Victor Appleton II
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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
21-Tom Swift and the Solar Chaser (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In the twenty-first novel in this new series, Tom has defeated the Electricity Vampires and now wants something a bit less diabolical to take up his time. A new X-Prize is announced that intrigues... More > him: fly a solar-powered aircraft, non-stop, around the globe in just 36 hours! That sort of speed will require an electrical powered jet, and that will burn up a lot of electricity. So, how can he manage to make what he needs by day… and still have enough to run at full speed at night? Might his recently discovered cousin in England, Thomasina Swift, be of some assistance? After all, she and her partner, Betty, have come up with an incredible solar cloth! Just as long as nothing "exotic" is used like one of Tom's Power Pods. Complicating things is a mysterious woman, and a deadly opponent, seemingly out to keep Tom from winning or perhaps from ever getting back home alive.< Less
12—Tom Swift and the High Space L-Evator By Victor Appleton II
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In this twelfth adventure in the new series, Tom Swift decides that his 4-year-old space station, the Outpost in Space, is getting too small. When you outgrow something you either make it larger or... More > you replace it. Tom's plan is not just ambitious, it is almost impossible. He want to build a giant space station capable of rotating to provide its 1,000 or more inhabitants with near Earth-like gravity and incredible surroundings. Two problems are in his way: money and getting all the materials up there. When even his own government appears to condemn his efforts Tom must turn to an alternate source for his building materials—mining what he needs from asteroids. But now he requires a way to transport raw materials to Earth and finished goods into orbit. The solution has never been tried except in science fiction. He decides to build a space elevator. But with so many challenges and even the United Nations looking like they want to take over the new station, he finds that he is just about on his own.< Less
13—Tom Swift and the IntraEarth Invaders (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the 13th novel in the New Tom Swift Invention Series, the young inventor is called down to Helium City to investigate strange noises that seem to be coming up from deep... More > within the wells themselves. This should be impossible because there are several miles of near absolute zero liquid helium down there. Several probes not only fail to find anything, at least one is attacked and lost. So, Tom and his best friend, Bud Barclay, undertake the dangerous mission to go down into the well to find out what is really going on. When that trip turns to near disaster, it is time to call in reinforcements. This comes in the form of an old friend who not only knows the truth must be discovered, he believes that it must be stopped at any cost!< Less
21-Tom Swift and the Solar Chaser By Victor Appleton II
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In this twenty-first novel of the new series, Tom Swift has just defeated the Electricity Vampires (book #20) and is looking for something to challenge him, but in a less diabolical way, when the... More > X-Prize Committee announces a new challenge. Fly non-stop, around the globe, using only solar power… and do it in under 36 hours! It is a huge task to make enough power to fly at the needed speed by day and still be able to store enough to continue at that pace in the dark of night. But, Tom feels up to it. He and Bud meet a mysterious woman, also a contestant, who seems to have a lot of anger issues, and they run afoul of an enemy in the skies as they try to fly around the world. Also gumming up things is a potentially deadly helicopter Enterprises agrees to test for a company in Canada, whose owner vanishes one night and is now run by a man who should not actually exist. Tom is up against several challenges this time and finds that technology might not support him in his efforts!< Less
18-Tom Swift and His Thermo-Ion Jetpack By Victor Appleton II
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# 18 of this series. Tom Swift is called to put his inventive brains to work for Hollywood. A producer wants to resurrect the old movie series that featured a hero using a flying rocket pack. But,... More > when Tom convinces him that roaring flames and something looking like a pair of fire extinguishers isn't going to work, he agrees to set his serial in the near future. That leaves Tom the task of creating a wearable, flyable backpack that can run for a half hour at a time, be safe for the stunt man to fly, and look incredible. Forces are at work to steal such a technology from both Tom and another company in California that tried making something like it a year earlier. And, it turns out to be an old enemy of the Swifts behind it all. Now, with pressure put on him by the US Government and constant nagging requests to get the backpack delivered to the movie set, Tom must satisfy many people, keep the plans and actual device safe, and still get his and Bud's wives out to Hollywood to meet some stars.< Less
12 Tom Swift and the High Space L-Evator (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the 12th adventure in the new series, Tom Swift decides his 4-year-old space station, the Outpost in Space, is now too small. When you outgrow something you make it... More > larger or you replace it. Tom's plan is not just ambitious, it is almost impossible. He want to build a giant space station capable of rotating to provide its 1,000 or more inhabitants with near Earth-like gravity and incredible surroundings. Two problems are in his way: money and getting all the materials up there. When even his own government appears to condemn his efforts Tom must turn to an alternate source for his building materials—mining what he needs from asteroids. But he needs a way to transport raw materials to Earth and finished goods into orbit. The solution has never been tried except in science fiction. He decides to build a space elevator. But with so many challenges and even the United Nations looking like they want to take over the new station, he finds that he is just about on his own.< Less
10—Tom Swift and His Tectonic Interrupter (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the tenth book of the new series, young inventor Tom Swift finds himself with a mystery. Someone is insisting on a face-to-face meeting but refuses to tell Tom why or who... More > he is. When the truth becomes known it sets Tom on a path that will see him building a flying vehicle capable of locating buried bodies, being pressed into a rescue mission when a volcano erupts and threatens to destroy a major city, which then catapults him right into the toughest assignment he's ever faced. Flying through space or swimming deeper in the ocean than anyone ever has is child's play compared to what he faces. The very earth under our feet has a mysterious tear that could destroy several New England states. It might even travel across the country eventually causing a super volcanic eruption under Yosemite. Tom has never faced the very planet he lives on as an opponent in a battle like this.< Less
5—Tom Swift and His Cyclonic Eradicator (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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This hardbound edition of the fifth novel in the series starts with a near tragedy. But, not one to let setbacks stop him, Tom Swift accepts a contract to help complete a NOAA weather station in... More > Florida that has lost its primary contractor. While investigating the site he and his best friend Bud are nearly killed in an explosion. Or, was it an attack? He sets about creating a safety and security system but encounters a mysterious submarine out in the Gulf of Mexico. It turns out that an old enemy is up to their old tricks and are willing to do anything to stop—or kill—Tom. He knows the old saying about how you can't do anything about the weather, but has never believed it. And so Tom works to invent a method for breaking up hurricanes before they can do any damage. But the typical mix of sabotage, strange circumstances and even being waylaid on a deserted island can't stop our hero. But, about that weather thing…< Less