Tom swift original series book series 39 books from book 1. Hardcover order in the next 48 hours 58 minutes and. Tom swift in the caves of ice or the wreck of the airship page scans pg text. The world view changes as publishing the series continued to the end of the twentieth century provides an interesting view into modern american society and how it changed. Tom swift in captivity is book number of the tom swift series. Or, fun and adventures on the road tom swift and the visitor from planet x tom swift among the diamond makers, or, the secret of phantom mountain tom swift and his sky racer, or, the quickest flight on record tom swift and his airship tom swift and his motorboat, or, the rivals of lake carlopa tom swift. Handbook of science experiments did you know that a book of science experiments, starring tom swift himself, was planned by the. Tom swift in the land of wonders by victor appleton free at. For each title, columns give the date of original publication, the number of the book in the tom swift series the books contain forward and backward references, but can be enjoyed in any order, and links to directly install on platforms which support this or download the ereader edition, download the epub edition not currently available. Tom swift and his jetmarine 1954 tom swift and his rocket ship 1954.
Victor appleton complete tom swift series tom swift and his. A fan fiction page devoted to the young inventor himself. His first appearance was tom swift and his motor cycle, published in 1910. Since i do love the rick brant books, in theory i ought to be able to enjoy the tom swift books. The series is aimed at the young adult readership, probably male, and the young adolescent hero, tom swift jr is the son of tom swift sr. Authorship of the first 35 volumes is generally credited to howard r. Tom swift is the main character of five series of american juvenile science fiction and adventure. These jokes became popular in the 1960s and are based on the tom swift book series from the early 20th century. The tom swift activity book 1978 did you know that there is a tom swift activity book. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. See the complete tom swift jr series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. It is a followon story to toms electronic retroscope from the tom swift, jr. There were 100 tom swift adventures, all published in bookform from 1910 to 1940. Tom swift is the central character in a series of early 20th century american juvenile adventure novels which emphasize science, invention and technology.
The stories are basically adventure tales with tom s latest invention being heavily involved in the plot. Jul 05, 2019 i have tried to read a sample book or two from the original tom swift series and the tom swift, jr. The series features more violence than previous series. Adventures, its hero the even more brilliant son of the original tom swift who still made appearances as the eminence gris of the swifts modern hightech invention facility, of which he was the ceo, and the pseudonymous author was now victor appleton. Tom swift and his sky racer or the quickest flight on record pg text. The best reason to read this is to compare it beside the tom swift jr series and the tom swift iii series. Each book focuses on toms latest invention, and its role either in solving a problem or mystery, or in assisting.
There are 5 official tom swift series and several unofficial fan fiction series. Counterparts to the tom swift character and series are later. The stories are basically adventure tales with toms latest invention being heavily involved in the plot. Written under the pseudonym victor appleton actually howard garis for most of the novels, as well as w. What he does not realize is he will be drawn into a rescue mission when the designers fail to take into consideration many t. Tom swift and his motor cycle 1910, the first tom swift book. Nov 21, 2019 the tom swift books appeared in several series over the years. Most books in this series and some more in the next series, the lead character is depicted as tom swift jr.
All books are credited to the pseudonym victor appleton or, in the case of the tom swift, jr. Tom swift and his motorcycle, or, fun and adventures on the road. Tom swift and his motorcycle tom swift and his motorboat tom swift and his airship tom swift and his submarine boat tom swift and his electric runabout. I like the tom swift jr series myself, and my son ended up reading it. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. Since the stratemeyer syndicate owned the name, they launched tom swift jr.
The starting scene of this book shows tom swift entering into an upcoming car race with. First published in 1910, the series totals more than 100 volumes. The series served as a sequel to the original tom swift series that appeared from 1910 t. The first series, published from 1910 to 1941, included 40 volumes.
The series that he starred in appeared in 1910 and lasted for 40 books, finally, and. The tom swift adventurescifi series by victor appleton. The tom swift collection by victor appleton nook book. The first tom swift book 1910s to 30s stratemeyer syndicate kids series following the adventures of boy inventor tom swift. Tom swift inventors academy books by victor appleton from. It is a followon story to tom s electronic retroscope from the tom swift, jr. I have tried to read a sample book or two from the original tom swift series and the tom swift, jr. Tom swift 19101941 by victor appleton the tom swift series by. The tom swift books appeared in several series over the years.
Sam preston, the owner of a large circus puts tom and his friends on the trail of these huge creatures. The book is also known by the name the speediest car on the road. There were 100 tom swift adventures, all published in book form from 1910 to 1940. Tom swift and the visitor from planet x by victor appleton. The final five titles are purported to have been written by harriet adams. Tom s adventures have been written by various ghostwriters. It is the purpose of these spirited tales to convey in a realistic way the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and to interest the boy of the present in the hope that he may be a factor in aiding the marvelous development that is coming in the future. Tom swift seriesa series of juvenile adventure novels that began in the early twentieth century, featuring technology especially transport technology as a major focus. The most recent tom swift book to be published was in 2007. Or, fun and adventures on the road tom swift and the visitor from planet x tom swift among the diamond makers, or, the secret of phantom mountain tom swift and his sky racer, or, the quickest flight on record tom swift and his airship tom swift and his motorboat, or, the rivals of lake. Tom swift and his motor cycle by victor appleton october 1, 1992. Walkeralthough he has been writing in other genres for several years, this is his first tom swift book. The first three tom swift series were produced by the stratemeyer syndicate, a book packager that hired writers to complete manuscripts based on a title, story outline, and cast of characters.
Counterparts to the tom swift character and series are later stratemeyer creations, the hardy boys and nancy drew. Tom swift and his aerial warship, or, the naval terror of the seas full audio book by victor appleton 18731962 tom swift is an inventor, and these are his. The many adventures of tom swift by victor appleton. This book is the 20th in the original series published from 1910 1942, written by a ghost writer using the name of victor appleton.
In 1954 the heirs of stratemeyer resumed the series. Tom swift and his magnetic silencer the better little book go to book. Tom swift among the diamond makers or the secret of phantom mountain pg text. All the 5 tom swift book series were released under the pen name of appleton. In book 24 of this new series, tom swift runs afoul of several flying vehicles including a recent venus probe sent to study seismic activity on the super hot second planet.
The tom swift character has appeared in several series, including one tom swift, jr. The name was also used to publish a few other famous novel series over the years, including the don sturdy series. Tom swift is a genius inventor whose breakthroughs in technology especially transport technology drive the plots of the novels, placing them in a genre sometimes called invention fiction or edisonade. Aug 10, 2012 catching up with tom swift a century later science fiction hero tom swift has amazed children with his incredible inventions since combustion and electricity drove the nation into a new era. Tom and his friends get to the bottom of a practical joke gone wrong in this fifth novel in tom swift inventors academyperfect for fans of the hardy boys or alex rider. Tom swift and his envirozone revivicator tom swift invention series book 1, tom swift and his quieturbine skyliner tom swift invention series book 2. Damon and eradicate travel to south america in search of a tribe of giants. Catching up with tom swift a century later science fiction hero tom swift has amazed children with his incredible inventions since combustion and electricity drove the nation into a. Adventures is an old series worth putting on your new collectors radar. The starting scene of this book shows tom swift entering into an upcoming car race with a specially designed racing car of the electric prototype. Each book began with tom inventing some new gadget that conveniently proved essential to resolving the plot.
The newest titles in the five series combination were released as recently as the year 2007. The longestrunning series of books to feature tom swift is the first, which consists of forty volumes. Its another day at the swift academy when tom starts finding little trolllike figures around campus. Each book focuses on tom s latest invention, and its role either in solving a problem or mystery, or in assisting. It is the purpose of these spirited tales to convey. The british tom swift books had you heard about the tom swift books reprinted by collins in great britain. The character was created by edward stratemeyer, the founder of the stratemeyer syndicate, a book packaging firm. Tom swift and his electric rifle or daring adventures in elephant land page scans pg text. Victor appleton 18731962 if you havent come across the 200book series about tom swift jr, this book would be an interesting one to start with. Adventures, the 11 volumes of the third tom swift series, the volumes of the fourth, and a halfdozen more for the most recent series, tom swift, young inventor, for a total of 103. Tom swift and his giant robot by victor appleton 1954 book 4 in the series of the new tom swift jr. Following its success, the company created 3 more series featuring tom swift as the lead character. One of the books written in the original tom swift series is titled as tom swift and his electric runabout. The tom swift jr book series by victor appleton ii includes books tom swift and his flying lab.
Tom swift is the main character of five series of american juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention, and technology. Tom swiftie or tom swifty jokes always include a quoted sentence linked by a pun to the way its attributed. For the second series of books of tom swift, there are 33 volumes which were written with the use of the pen name victor appleton ii as the author. Tom swift and his wireless message audiobook by victor.556 730 717 405 124 827 57 1044 496 809 1579 502 554 775 1210 100 44 470 787 427 292 385 287 1300 1309 310 430 567 238 523