The first in a new two-story miniseries of invention stories involving our favorite young inventor, Tom Swift. In story #1 Tom takes on a project to develop a high-flying surveillance aircraft that... More > seems impossible to build. The specifications aren't precise and the whole thing appears doomed until he decides to just build it like it should be. When it turns out that a competing company may have been involved in bribery to get the contract, he redoubles his efforts. Story #2 sees Tom investigation an alternate to gasoline or diesel engines to power cars and trucks. With the planet's supply of petroleum running low, it is almost a matter of doing it now, or missing the opportunity entirely. His efforts are hampered by a small team of foreign spies out to get his experimental power system for use as a weapon< Less
Anne Swift, wife to Damon and mother to Tom Swift and his sister, Sandy, is—secretly—a respected molecular biologist and investigator for the FBI. When not on an assignment, she is happy... More > to be a homemaker. But, give her the call to action and she is ready.
This trilogy of short stories follows Anne into the world of cloning, nuclear physics and medical epidemiology.
Due to the nature of some situations, this book is recommended for people 14 and older.< Less
Tom Swift, teen inventor, has many major inventions (his Flying Lab, Giant Robot, Jetmarine, Outpost in Space, etc.) that we've all read about. But, he has created many smaller, less significant... More > inventions that you either hear a little about, or hear nothing about.
This book contains 7 stories about 7 different inventions. These are the background stories about things that you might only see mentioned as, "And Tom grabbed his La-La-La-Device and ran out the door to rescue Bud…" in one or more books.
Ever wanted to know more about Tom's Fat Man diving suit? Well,this is the book for you.< Less
Tom Swift, teen inventor, has come up with more inventions than can ever be told in his novels… lots more. Here is the second volume about some of the many smaller, less well known inventions... More > he's created. You probably have heard about his Rocket Ship's fuel kicker, but what about his TeleVoc communicator pin? Or, his SuperSight long-distance camera system? This book contains 7 more stories about 7 more inventions. Like the first volume, a few of them are either quickly referred to in the novels, while some of these stories are about inventions that have never been documented until now.< Less