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1—Tom Swift and His EnvirOzone Revivicator (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
Tom Swift and His Tectonic Interrupter By Victor Appleton II
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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
3—Tom Swift and the Transcontinental BulleTrain (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
6—Tom Swift: Galactic Ambassador (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
8—Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
7—Tom Swift and the Paradox Planet (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
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
10-Tom Swift and His Tectonic Interrupter By Victor Appleton II
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As Tom Swift strives to assist with a rather cryptic and strange request, a threat of a natural disaster is brought jarringly to his attention. After teaming up with a seismic expert he finds that... More > the problem is both more dire, and closer, than he could have thought. It falls on him to find a solution to keep a previously unknown danger from escalating into disaster. He soon finds that both of his projects intersect and overlap. Can Tom fight the very ground on which he stands?< 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
17-Tom Swift and His NanoSurgery Brigade (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In his 17th adventure, Tom finds himself battling something his scientific knowledge has not prepared him for: personal tragedy! Having conquered several of sci-fi’s most difficult problems,... More > he is faced with a crisis that will test his abilities nearly to the breaking point. An incredibly close person is stricken with an inoperable tumor inside his head that will kill him in months, or an operation might do it sooner. At the very least, standard medical procedures would leave him with brain damage. When Doc Simpson proposes an impossible task, Tom finds that he must rally if there is anything to do to save the man. But Doc himself refuses to consider the treatment Tom has in mind when he finds what the inventor proposes is more like a living video game that serious surgery. Is possible to convince him to let Tom—an unskilled surgeon at the very best—perform the life-saving procedure? And, can Tom rally his emotional and physical strength long enough to make the operation a success?< Less