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
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
In this hardbound edition of the 11th novel in The New Tom Swift Invention Series, someone is setting huge fires in an apparent attempt to draw Tom Swift into becoming involved in what looks like... More > terrorist attacks. When a near tragedy and a request from a dear friend finally do prompt the young inventor into action, he discovers that an old enemy may be behind these fires.
As he tries to find a solution for fighting the fires--and hopes that the FBI might catch the perpetrators--Tom finds that the writings of his namesake, the original Tom Swift, may hold the clues to the answer he seeks. An entire notebook tells the story of the trials and successes of his ancestor. But can modern technology do what he wants?
This volume contains both the novel as well as a novella that tells the story of the original Tom and his search to create an aerial firetruck.< Less
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