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14—Tom Swift and the Coupe of Invisibility By Victor Appleton II
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In this 14th novel in the series, Tom Swift is approached by the Navy to do the impossible: make stealth ships quite literally disappear. Not just to RADAR, but human sight as well. He already has a... More > primitive panel that can hide a stationary person or small object, but how to deal with the moving ocean? How do you cover a large warship? Fortunately, he has several very good people and several inventions that might help show the right path. Once he manages to create an invisibility device he sets out to test it by installing it into a special bright red coupe. But, on a test drive, terrorists and other traitors manage to steal the car. Tom must find a way to defeat his own invention and regain possession of the coupe, as well as to try desperately to find some way to do this without making his invention useless. Deadly danger lurks on the streets where Tom and his best friend, Bud Barclay, hunt for the coupe, including an Iranian terrorist with a very distinctive feature who would rather see Tom dead!< Less
2-Tom Swift and His QuieTurbine SkyLiner By Victor Appleton II
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Number 2 in the re-imagined world of Tom Swift. Tom must strive to help U.S and international airlines from bankruptcy by creating a totally new type of jet turbine engine, one that uses far less... More > fuel while running more quietly than any other engine. Industrial rivals and spies abound making his job more difficult. When friends and family are pulled into the intrigue, Tom becomes even more determined. But, has the young inventor finally bitten off more than he can chew?< Less
4-Tom Swift and His Oceanic SubLiminator By Victor Appleton II
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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
6-Tom Swift: Galactic Ambassador By Victor Appleton II
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In his sixth outing of this new series, Tom Swift finally is about to meet the Space Friends he has communicated with for almost two years. He overcomes a huge hurdle; how to make the aliens... More > understand what he must know about them in order to help them survive on Earth. But, just as he thinks he has everything solved, a saboteur and an old enemy almost destroy everything he is working so hard for. With only a two month window of opportunity, is there any way for Tom to help them complete their mission? Or, will their Masters recall them forever?< Less
7 - Tom Swift and the Paradox Planet By Victor Appleton II
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Following a life-changing personal event for Tom Swift, the world is taken by surprise when the report comes through that a planet in our own solar system has suddenly disappeared from its orbit.... More > Traditional means of scanning the sky can’t locate it, so the Government practically demands that Tom Swift investigate. An unmanned probe designed to look for any mass out there fails to find the wayward planet. And, when a second, more capable probe is suddenly grabbed and flung out of its path, Tom knows that he must go see what is out there. But another surprise is in store when something even larger than the missing planet appears and starts hurtling in toward a possible impact with the Earth. What is suddenly hurtling on a collision course and can Tom find a way to deflect it before even a near miss might mean massive devastation on our planet?< Less
8 - Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts By Victor Appleton II
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In this 8th adventure, Tom Swift must try to find out what is going on with an inter-galactic phenomena just a short dozen light years away. Astronomers—those who have been allowed to know of... More > the anomaly—are baffled but can't really see it due to Saturn being in their line of sight. So, Tom and a team of ex-astronauts repair and reposition the old Hubble Telescope out past Saturn to get a good look. What everyone sees is the stuff nightmares are made of. It might be a black hole, or something even more disastrous for our solar system, and it is in our solar neighborhood. Using a new technology, Tom and his best friend, Bud Barclay, force their way through a small wormhole and arrive near the anomaly. The big problem is, now that they've arrived and seen what's really going on, they may not be able to get back to Earth to tell anyone. Worst of all, mysterious apparitions appear near the anomaly seemingly beckoning them to fly in.< Less
5-Tom Swift and His Cyclonic Eradicator By Victor Appleton II
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Number 5 in the new series. With global weather changes causing more and more violent storms, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration decides to move to a new base in Florida, but... More > when Tom tries to help, he and the base are attacked by an old foe in a mysterious white submarine. And when Tom decides to build something to try to control hurricanes, he runs into two problems: the same enemy, and what the heck to actually build. Time is against him. Can he get around the old adage, "You can't do anything to change the weather?"< Less
9 - Tom Swift and His Martian TerraVironment By Victor Appleton II
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When Swift Enterprises loses out on a contract to build a settlement on the Moon, Tom decides to turn his energies to a farther target: a self-sustaining colony on the only planet in our solar system... More > that might be safe for man, Mars. Certainly there have been robotic visits by mankind to the Red Planet before, but never a large group of humans in an Earth-like environment as Tom envisions. Enlisting the help of every Enterprises employee he can find, Tom hand-builds an incredible 1 million square foot structure to house a colony of intrepid adventurers. But, Mars is a devious planet, looking so similar to our own that people forget how treacherous it can be. And how inhospitable the outside world really is. While working on his TerraVironment structure he becomes involved in building of not one but two incredible aircraft, and finds that he and his father have two unseen enemies trying to ruin them.< Less
13—Tom Swift and the IntraEarth Invaders By Victor Appleton II
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Novel 13 in this new series has Tom Swift investigating a strange thrumming noise coming from deep below the high-security Helium City complex. A lengthy search to a match to the sounds does not bear... More > fruit and so he builds a series of probes to be lowered into both the gaseous helium as well as the previously unexplored liquid helium that lies miles under the ocean floor. He is surprised—more like shocked—to find several blobs of energy that are moving sluggishly in the highly-pressurized liquid emitting flashes of light. When he and his best friend, Bud Barclay, go down in a small sphere they are attacked, their communication line severed and they are left for dead. But, they manage to struggle out and Tom now believes he has a solid idea of the nature of these attacking energies. He makes an intergalactic call for help, and when it arrives everyone finds out more than they thought possible. They are in far greater danger than could be imagined. Can Tom put an evil Djinn back into the bottle?< Less
11—Tom Swift and the AntiInferno Suppressor By Victor Appleton II
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In this 11th Tom Swift adventure, the young inventor is faced with a series of terrorist-like attacks on major targets such as tinder-dry forests and oil refineries. Each time witnesses describe a... More > formation of mysterious black helicopters flying over minutes before explosions and flame erupt. As these take place all over the country he fears that there are many such attacking forces; it is the only thing that might explain their widespread attacks. When an old enemy surfaces begging for his help, he has to decide to help of ignore the plea, but at what cost? While attempting to find a way to put out these very large fires Tom recalls an old notebook discovered in his youth that might just hold a few answers. The only problem is that the very technology he has available today might doom his attempts when it proves to be too good. This story has a companion novella, Tom Swift and His Aerial Firetruck that details the earlier adventures of the original Tom Swift's fire fighting experiments.< Less