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Damon Swift and the Citadel: a novel By T. Edward Fox
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In his second novel, Damon Swift takes us through the trials and tribulations he must go through in order to build his eponymous nuclear research and power facility in New Mexico, the Citadel. He... More > finds that Washington DC is not ready for someone with new and different plans fora nuclear reactor and runs int more stupidity, un-education and "It's not my job" problems as he attempts to get the necessary licenses to build, fuel and operate a small reactor that will be the absolutely safest reactor in the world. This is the story about how he bumps into a man who will become his champion and his friend and help cut the red tape. It is also about how they must continue to fight for what Damon knows to be right and his friend, Senator Peter Quintana, whole-heartedly believes in.< Less
Damon Swift Invents… By T. Edward Fox
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In his first collection (The Wonderful Damon in Oz) he created a trio of inventions for Australia. Now, his attention is turned back to the USA. Story #1 is an enhancement to the very first Damon... More > story (2012). He leaves his job at NASA to concentrate on saving the family business. It turns out that a project his father had never been able to complete may be the key to do this. But, how do you sell something nobody is asking for? Story #2 sees Damon in more modern times, 18 years later, when he is drawn into a potential international time bomb. Weapons have been discovered cached in the arctic. Guns, ammo and small missiles all pointing at the U.S. and all seemingly from a very unfriendly Asian nation. But, the people who want his help believe these are meant for a forthcoming attack on Europe. Story #3 is the tale of Damon creating a way to help save an elusive Amazonian tribe from death by the plague. But finding them may be the toughest part of all! Also includes special new short story.< Less
Damon Swift: The Duly Deputized Rhino… By T. Edward Fox
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In this third trio of novellas celebrating the inventions of the father of Tom Swift, Damon Swift, the seasoned inventor tackles a problem in Africa, one that will soon be in outer space. and then he... More > heads back to Australia for another interesting project. In "Damon Swift and the Duly Deputized Rhino," he must devise a way to protect endangered rhinos from the poaching squads of an evil dictator of one of the newest nations. "Damon Swift and the One-Man Missile" sees him attempting to work with the French designers of a forthcoming space station to rival Enterprises' own Outpost in Space, only to find that they have made far too many mistakes in their design. But it is what they intend to do with the invention he is creating for them that makes him angry. Finally, in "Damon Swift and the Pretend Pterodactyl," he is hired to create a flying lizard for a man who is more interested in getting his name on a new theme park than in doing things right.< Less
Damon Swift and the CosmoSoar: a novel (HB) By T. Edward Fox
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The Tom Swift adventure about his Rocket Ship doesn't tell much of the real tale other than the build and launch. In fact it just assumes that things like Fearing Island exist and his own father,... More > Damon, has nothing better to do than stand and watch his son shoot into space. The truth is Damon also built a privately-funded rocket as part of an X-Prize competition. His was unique with a series of obstacles to overcome and began even before Tom had finished his Flying Lab. This included locating and building out Fearing Island off the coast of Georgia and everything that went into that massive operation. This is the story of how Fearing island came to be, how Damon became very good friends with the U.S. Senator who would play a large part in their lives, how he designed and built something more like a monstrous child's toy than a heavy-lifting rocket, and how he and Tom went into a friendly competition to see whose rocket would be launched first. It is a unique look into the father of Tom Swift.< Less
Damon Swift and the Citadel 2: A Bud and Chow Story By T. Edward Fox
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When he was just sixteen, and his father, Damon Swift, was finishing getting the first reactor up and running and the second one ready to build at the Citadel in New Mexico, Tom Swift met the boy who... More > would become his best friend and one day, his brother-in-law, Bud Barclay. He would also meet, and the two boys were rescued by, Chow Winkler, an amiable ranch cook whose last job had just ended, when a mysterious black jet tried to use a missile to kill them. The three formed a friendship and when the time came for the Swifts to head back to Shopton, Bud and Chow came along, This is the story of those meetings, an attacker who nearly killed both boys, and what led to them all going back to Enterprises where they would be for years to come. This is the follow-up story to the novel, "Damon Swift and the Citadel," also available from Lulu.< Less
The Wonderful Damon in Oz By T. Edward Fox
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A collection of three novella-length adventures about Damon Swift and his inventions made for Australia. The first story centers on a request for a unique 2-man submarine. When nobody in Australia... More > can come close to what is needed, Swift Enterprises steps forward and builds exactly what they are asking for. Except, not everyone wants what they have specified! Story 2 is a year later when the Aussie Navie comes back for another odd project. The must have a drone that can cover long distances over the ocean, remain undetected or at least ignored, and send back surveillance data. But, one Admiral wants to see the project and its sponsor discredited! Story 3 involved Damon and a High-ranking former politician who has taken command of a delivery service for the Outback. But, her equipment is failing, her costs are crippling and she is over her head. Damon comes to the rescue with help and technology she needs and can afford!< Less
Yes… It's Another Damon Book By T. Edward Fox
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Like his famous son, Tom, Damon Swift is an inventor of great note. Along with running Swift Enterprises, he has been responsible for more than a hundred individual inventions. Some have been small... More > and some have revolutionized areas such as communications and space travel. In this fourth collection he takes on a case that is both a mystery as well as something of international importance as he tries to help a national space effort where nobody wants to ask for or accept any help. Story two sees him Australia once again. This time he is there to investigate and advise them on a wildlife issue that is threatening to get completely out of hand. The third tale is about how he comes to the rescue of NASA to make a space probe to Jupiter a success. Finally, there is a bonus short story for you to enjoy. This book includes: • The Punjabi SpaceTube • The Tin Cowboy of Oz • The Jupiter Skimmer • Bonus: The Water Bug< Less
Tom Swift By Victor Appleton
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The book opens with Tom on an errand for his father. He is on a bicycle, and is nearly run down by one Andy Foger, a red-haired squinty-eyed bully, who is trying to get his new automobile to go as... More > fast as possible. Andy ends up in a ditch, and blames Tom. (This may be the first documented case of "road-rage.") Later on that same trip, Tom encounters one Wakefield Damon, who crashes his new motor-cycle against a tree near Tom's house and is injured. Tom buys the wreck and repairs it, thus leading to his Adventures On the Road< Less
Tom Swift and the Lunar Volcano By Thomas Hudson & Leo L. Levesque
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In this third novel of the saga, Tom Swift must find a way to determine what is causing a series of earthquakes--lunarquakes!--that endanger the Cordillera colony on the dark side of the Moon. Is... More > this the last act of sabotage by the late Empress or a natural phenomenon. And, just how dangerous is it? Harlan Ames is trying to ready his assistants, Saclolo and Magadia, to take over as Administrators of the colony so that he can take his newborn twins back to Earth and rejoin Swift Enterprises. But, he can not bring himself to leave the colony until the quakes are solved. A plan by Saclolo to repurpose the abandoned reservoir in the nearby mountains into a high-end resort cannot begin until the quakes are under control. Everything is riding on Tom's shoulders while he, Bud Barclay and a petite fireball of a woman vulcanologist face down what is going on deep under the lunar regolyth.< Less
Tom Swift and the Cometary Reclamation By Thomas Hudson & Leo II
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In this hardbound second installment of the Lunar Trilogy (Tom Swift and the Space Battering Ram was part 1) an environmental disaster hits California at the same time the lunar colony—now free... More > of the tyranny of the Masters—is facing a crisis of their own, and it seems a single solution needs to be found for both. At the same time, Harlan Ames ventures to Tibet in search of answers about the Empress and where she might have crashed her evacuation spacecraft. What he finds will turn his world on end and nearly ruin the now-free colony on the Moon. With his own troubles, Tom must find a way to mine water from a passing comet and bring it to the Moon and down to the Earth safely and quickly before people start to die. As it is, people are leaving the state as if it is becoming a new dustbowl. The inhabitants of the lunar colony don't have that luxury. Will Harlan's search and Tom's projects succeed? Or, with they intersect with disastrous consequences?< Less

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