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Damon Swift's Greatest Enterprise: a novel By T. Edward Fox
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Have you ever wondered just How Damon Swift went from the older Swift Company started by his great grandfather and grandfather, the first Tom Swift, to having the mega-complex, Swift... More > Enterprises? Well, the story is told in this new novel about his initial dream and announcement he intends to build a facility four miles on each side for a whopping sixteen square miles of space. It covers his struggles with various local and state government agencies, and how the FAA nearly put a halt to it all because of a misunderstanding! This story takes place over a one year period and covers from the first set of plans through the first day the new Enterprises is open for business and also tells how some of the key people working there got hired. And, it tells the story of Damon's frustrating first encounters with would-be muckraker, Dan Perkins, the new Editor of the local paper, the Shopton Bulletin.< 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 In Flight By T. Edward Fox
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In the sixth collection of Damon Swift invention stories, the three tales all are about various aircraft Damon has invented over the years. It all begins with the desire to build a light plane, and... More > all before Swift Enterprises is even started. The Pigeon is a two-seat plane that starts his love of building flying machines. That is followed by his updated version, the Pigeon Special, still a two-seater but with more power, more speed and greater range. The third story concerns Damon working with the Norwegian government—and at first against the wishes of our own Government—to come up with something that can race along the surface of the waters off their coast in an effort to try to drive back what seems to be an impending invasion by the Russians in small ships capable of incredible speed. When the President finally gets behind him, he comes up with a surface effect aircraft that can run circles around the small, missile-bearing ships!< 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 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 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
Tom Swift and the Cometary Reclamation By Thomas Hudson & Leo L. Levesque
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In the second installment of the Lunar Trilogy, An environmental disaster hits California at the same time the lunar colony—now free of the tyranny of the Masters—is facing a crisis of... More > 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? Watch for Book Three in this trilogy.< Less

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