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13—Tom Swift and the IntraEarth Invaders (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the 13th novel in the New Tom Swift Invention Series, the young inventor is called down to Helium City to investigate strange noises that seem to be coming up from deep... More > within the wells themselves. This should be impossible because there are several miles of near absolute zero liquid helium down there. Several probes not only fail to find anything, at least one is attacked and lost. So, Tom and his best friend, Bud Barclay, undertake the dangerous mission to go down into the well to find out what is really going on. When that trip turns to near disaster, it is time to call in reinforcements. This comes in the form of an old friend who not only knows the truth must be discovered, he believes that it must be stopped at any cost!< Less
21-Tom Swift and the Solar Chaser By Victor Appleton II
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In this twenty-first novel of the new series, Tom Swift has just defeated the Electricity Vampires (book #20) and is looking for something to challenge him, but in a less diabolical way, when the... More > X-Prize Committee announces a new challenge. Fly non-stop, around the globe, using only solar power… and do it in under 36 hours! It is a huge task to make enough power to fly at the needed speed by day and still be able to store enough to continue at that pace in the dark of night. But, Tom feels up to it. He and Bud meet a mysterious woman, also a contestant, who seems to have a lot of anger issues, and they run afoul of an enemy in the skies as they try to fly around the world. Also gumming up things is a potentially deadly helicopter Enterprises agrees to test for a company in Canada, whose owner vanishes one night and is now run by a man who should not actually exist. Tom is up against several challenges this time and finds that technology might not support him in his efforts!< Less
20-Tom Swift and the Electricity Vampires By Victor Appleton II
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In book 20 of this new series, Tom Swift finds himself being attacked from the sky as he sails a customer's brand new yacht near Nantucket. Some sort of bolt drops from the nearly clear sky, hits the... More > boat and drains all power from it, including emergency lights. As he tries to come to terms with what happened, a second attack, this time to a coal-fired power station along the East Coast, occurs ripping the facility apart and sucking power not just from the generating station but from the surrounding area as if a giant straw had been used. Bud nicknames the enemy the Electricity Vampires. Invisible and on an erratic course, Tom must try to find a way to figure where they will strike next and then make the invisible enemy visible. It might even help to know who they are and what they are trying to do. Attempt after attempt gets him no closer until a chance meeting with another Tom Swift gets them both heading in the right direction.< Less
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 wives out to Hollywood to meet some stars.< Less
19-Tom Swift and the Atlantean HydroWay By Victor Appleton II
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In the 19th adventure, Tom is asked for a double-header. Canada wants a version of his bullet train and Europe wants a high-speed cargo transportation system. The new bullet train should be easy and... More > require little of his time while the European project will occupy him with many new things to invent. Tom likes that sort of project. As he discovers, in very short order both point to similar solutions and each one brings him a new enemy, one political and one deadly dangerous. Canada was supposed to be easy, but government interference makes it nearly impossible, and just how the heck do you get a thousand tons of cargo across the ocean without using ships? When the mysterious Pangean Society rears its head, and appears determined to kill Tom to stop the Atlantic project, he can little realize just how close his enemy has come to him on more than one occasion! All this and more await you in this novel.< Less
12 Tom Swift and the High Space L-Evator (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
10—Tom Swift and His Tectonic Interrupter (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the tenth book of the new series, young inventor Tom Swift finds himself with a mystery. Someone is insisting on a face-to-face meeting but refuses to tell Tom why or who... More > he is. When the truth becomes known it sets Tom on a path that will see him building a flying vehicle capable of locating buried bodies, being pressed into a rescue mission when a volcano erupts and threatens to destroy a major city, which then catapults him right into the toughest assignment he's ever faced. Flying through space or swimming deeper in the ocean than anyone ever has is child's play compared to what he faces. The very earth under our feet has a mysterious tear that could destroy several New England states. It might even travel across the country eventually causing a super volcanic eruption under Yosemite. Tom has never faced the very planet he lives on as an opponent in a battle like this.< 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
5—Tom Swift and His Cyclonic Eradicator (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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
4—Tom Swift and the Oceanic SubLiminator (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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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