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3-Tom Swift and The Transcontinental BulleTrain By Victor Appleton II
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Number 3 in the new series: With the nation's road and rail infrastructure falling apart, the President hatches a plan for a high-speed bullet train to go coast to coast in under 18 hours. But, not... More > for people. Freight trains. Swift Enterprises is one of several companies chosen to complete this project in the unrealistic timeframe of just one year! Tom must devise a way to cross the most inhospitable parts of the U.S. while trying to work with companies that are jealous, uncooperative, and want more of the project, trying to find out who is behind a plot to sabotage both the project as well as the good name of Swift Enterprises, and striving to overcome attempts that threaten his and Bud's lives, as well as that of his father.< Less
4-Tom Swift and His Oceanic SubLiminator By Victor Appleton II
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When a brand new nuclear submarine suddenly disappears during sea trials, Tom Swift is asked to help find and salvage her. He saves her crew and devises a way to bring her back up from a watery... More > grave. But, when the Navy asks him to become involved in an effort to locate and recover several lost U.S. and Soviet nuclear subs, he may have taken on more than he can handle. With a mixed Enterprises and Navy crew, he take a massive recovery submarine deep under the ocean and into danger. An old nemesis appears with a mysterious submarine; a submarine that isn't supposed to exist. With the ghost sub after them, Tom and his crew make a startling and dangerous discovery deep below the polar ice.< Less
Fat Man Operator's Guide By Victor Appleton II
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When he created his Jetmarine, Tom Swift also created the Fat Man diving suit. Like a golden egg with arms and legs, this deep sea diving marvel served Tom well. When Swift Enterprises decided to... More > cease using it for internal projects, it was decided to build and sell a Model B Fat Man suit—more highly automated and with many refinements for operator comfort—to the general public. This manual is the final, preproduction draft of the User's Manual for the Fat Man Model B suit. It features Tom's own hand-sketched drawings for the master control panel; the original of this reproduction is now on display at the Smithsonian.< Less
2-Tom Swift and His QuieTurbine SkyLiner By Victor Appleton II
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Number 2 in the re-imagined world of Tom Swift. Tom must strive to help U.S and international airlines from bankruptcy by creating a totally new type of jet turbine engine, one that uses far less... More > fuel while running more quietly than any other engine. Industrial rivals and spies abound making his job more difficult. When friends and family are pulled into the intrigue, Tom becomes even more determined. But, has the young inventor finally bitten off more than he can chew?< 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
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
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
Tom Swift and His Tectonic Interrupter By Victor Appleton II
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SPECIAL RETAIL VERSION: It begins with a request for a secret meeting with a man who won't reveal his identity. Normally, Tom Swift—young inventor—would just turn this over to his... More > Security people, but something sparks his interest. Once he finally forces the man to open up, it is almost ridiculously easy to fulfill his requests. Tom tries to turn to other endeavors but is drawn into a more complex adventure that, surprisingly, needs that earlier invention. A mysterious rift is tearing its way from the Atlantic ocean into the Northeast states. Tom, with the assistance of his best friend Bud Barclay, and a diminutive scientist, embark on a project to not only discover what is really happening, but must come up with a way to stop it before things become catastrophic! It is one of Tom's hardest adventures as he battles the very ground we all walk on. Is taking on Mother Nature and the planet Earth just too much?< Less
3—Tom Swift and the Transcontinental BulleTrain (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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In this hardbound edition of the third book in the series, the President, desperate to leave some sort of legacy, has promised the nation that a great freight-hauling bullet train system will cross... More > the country starting in just one year. The biggest problem? Nobody has started to design or build anything on a project that should take 10 years. When his advisors hatch a plan to split the work into dozens of manageable pieces, only a small handful of companies sign on. Tom Swift believes that he can figure a way to dig the massive tunnels under the various mountain ranges on the western half of the country, and may even be able to build the locomotive engines, but the other companies begin to abandon their work, making it necessary for Enterprises to take on more and more. A rival company owner has it in for Tom, and a mysterious source of governmental sabotage is somewhere in Washington DC. With time and so many other things against him, is it going to be a mission impossible for the young inventor?< Less
6—Tom Swift: Galactic Ambassador (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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This hardbound edition of the 6th novel in the series brings back some of Tom's old friend: his Space Friends. Since their first interaction Tom has tried to get them to provide details about... More > themselves so he can assist them in their mission to visit the Earth. Until he makes a surprise advancement in how he "reads" their symbol messages, he has had frustration after disappointment. Now that he has an understanding he is horrified to find that their "masters" have declared their mission a failure and will be recalling them, forever, in just a few short weeks. Now he races against time trying to develop both a vehicle and an environment capable of supporting them. Just when he thinks he has succeeded, disaster strikes. Not only is his new flying environment destroyed, but now the Masters insist the Space Friends won't be the ones coming for a visit, it will be them! Tom knows that can't be allowed and so he must work overtime to complete a new environment, be a diplomat and get ready for the visit.< Less

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