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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
15-Tom Swift and the Yesterday Machine (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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The 15th novel in the New TOM SWIFT Invention Adventures. Just two years ago Tom Swift and his best friend, Bud Barclay, journeyed through a wormhole and nearly lost their lives investigating a... More > black hole. After returning Tom sent an unmanned probe back there to keep an eye on things. The time has come to replace it. But, when he does the first videos sent back reveal something so startling that Tom isn’t certain what to believe. The probe shows him something Tom knows had to be in the past. What might it mean? The first thought he has is some sort of time fluctuation has occurred. He is hesitant to refer to it as “time travel.” But, what if that is exactly what it is? Is it something that can be replicated and used on Earth. Or, can the source of the phenomena be taken from its location back to Earth? Tom can only imagine the possibilities and sets out testing in until a personal tragedy forces him to try something radical.< 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
16-Tom Swift and the Reconstructed Planet (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of 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... More > Comet. The problem is that 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