In this twelth adventure in the new series, Tom Swift decides that his 4-year-old space station, the Outpost in Space, is getting too small. When you outgrow something you either make it larger or... More > 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 now he requires 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
This hardbound edition of the fifth novel in the series starts with a near tragedy. But, not one to let setbacks stop him, Tom Swift accepts a contract to help complete a NOAA weather station in... More > Florida that has lost its primary contractor. While investigating the site he and his best friend Bud are nearly killed in an explosion. Or, was it an attack?
He sets about creating a safety and security system but encounters a mysterious submarine out in the Gulf of Mexico. It turns out that an old enemy is up to their old tricks and are willing to do anything to stop—or kill—Tom.
He knows the old saying about how you can't do anything about the weather, but has never believed it. And so Tom works to invent a method for breaking up hurricanes before they can do any damage. But the typical mix of sabotage, strange circumstances and even being waylaid on a deserted island can't stop our hero. But, about that weather thing…< Less
In this hardbound edition of the 4th novel in the series, Tom is asked to help save the crew of a nuclear submarine, and then to recover the actual sub before it can be claimed as salvage and... More > stripped of its top secrets. His efforts lead him to being requested to undertake a monumental task: locating and recovering the more than half-dozen "lost" nuclear submarines sitting on the bottom of several of the Earth's oceans.
More than that, he must also find their nuclear-tipped torpedoes and reactors, some of which are no longer with the hull. With nothing available from his own company, it looks hopeless until the Navy loans him a holdover from the Cold War, a submarine carrier capable of holding and launching several attack class subs.
He refits it for the mission and sets out only to discover that saboteurs, spies, possible terrorists and even foreign governments are out to see him fail.< 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