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18-Tom Swift and His Thermo-Ion Jetpack By Victor Appleton II
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# 18 of this series. Tom Swift is called to put his inventive brains to work for Hollywood. A producer wants to resurrect the old movie series that featured a hero using a flying rocket pack. But,... More > when Tom convinces him that roaring flames and something looking like a pair of fire extinguishers isn't going to work, he agrees to set his serial in the near future. That leaves Tom the task of creating a wearable, flyable backpack that can run for a half hour at a time, be safe for the stunt man to fly, and look incredible. Forces are at work to steal such a technology from both Tom and another company in California that tried making something like it a year earlier. And, it turns out to be an old enemy of the Swifts behind it all. Now, with pressure put on him by the US Government and constant nagging requests to get the backpack delivered to the movie set, Tom must satisfy many people, keep the plans and actual device safe, and still get his and Bud's wife out to Hollywood to meet some stars.< 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
17-Tom Swift and His NanoSurgery Brigade By Victor Appleton II
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In the 17th novel of this new series, something new is about to be thrust onto Tom Swift's shoulders. Already having conquered several of science fiction’s more difficult problems, Tom Swift is... More > faced with a crisis that will test his abilities nearly to the breaking point. An incredibly close individual has been stricken with an inoperable tumor inside his body. The tumor will kill him in months, or an operation might do it sooner. When Doc Simpson proposes an impossible task, Tom, who is mentally fatigued, almost to the breaking point, finds that he must rally if there is anything to do to save the man. But the man himself refuses treatment when he finds out that what the inventor proposes is more like a living video game that serious surgery. Will it be 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
15—Tom Swift and the Yesterday Machine By Victor Appleton II
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In the 15th new novel of this new series, Tom discovers a phenomenon in another solar system. It is the dame place he found the black hole that spews out matter rather than sucking it in. This new... More > object appears to have an ability like no other; it seemingly can produce time travel! With his first baby on the way the last thing his wife wants is for him to go the the location he nearly died (see "Galaxy Ghosts") but this is too fantastic an opportunity to pass on. When Bashalli and Tom's sister are kidnapped it set the stage for a series of run-ins with the minions of a mysterious ex-patriot Frenchman who are out to destroy him. Experiment after experiment with the new underground facility Bud Barclay dubs the Yesterday Machine yield about the same results: things can go back but only about one day and they cannot go forward in time. Tom must make a life-altering decision when a personal tragedy nearly ruins him.< Less