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drawing of Tom Swift working on an engine in the lab          story & history

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"Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being an engineer gave him the ability to
invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children."
~~~ Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc. [est. 1975]

Tom Swift logo from the original book series                         Tom Swift logo from the original book series                         Tom Swift logo from the original book series

The Story
           Tom Swift was a young inventor and adventurer of Shopton, New York who made airships and submarines and other fantastic gadgets which were instrumental in his exploits around the world. Inventive genius ran in the family: his father, Barton Swift, stayed mostly in the background and ran the business end, handing off each project to Tom. Tom dated Mary Nestor and married her in 1929. Tom Swift, Junior took the family’s inventions into the electronic and atomic ages and to interplanetary space. Other recurring characters include housekeeper Mrs. Baggert, sidekicks Ned Newton and Bud Barclay, Chow Winkler, and colorful old Wakefield Damon.

History of The Books
           Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930] began writing dime novel book series for juveniles with "The Rover Boys" in 1899 for publisher Grosset & Dunlap; he followed with "The Bobbsey Twins" in 1904. He founded the Stratemeyer Syndicate in 1906 to manage his success. Further series were "Tom Swift" in 1910, "Baseball Joe" in 1912, "The Hardy Boys" in 1927, and "Nancy Drew" in 1930. Stratemeyer died in 1930 at age 67. His two daughters took over the company, starting "The Dana Girls" in 1934, which was less successful than their father's series, and "Tom Swift, Jr." in 1954. Daughter Harriet died in 1982, and the heirs sold the Stratemeyer Syndicate to Simon & Schuster, who continues to publish new & re-issued works.
           The 'Rover Boys' series ran for 30 books, 1899-1926. 'Bobbsey Twins' consisted of two series: 72 books, 1904-1979 and 30 books, 1987-1992. The 'Hardy Boys' was originally 59 books, 1927-59. Grosset & Dunlap rewrote and re-issued both Hardy Boys (39 books) and Nancy Drew beginning in 1959 to excise racial and other stereotypes. Simon & Schuster published a second Hardy Boys series of 132 volumes, 1979-2005, and a third series with grade-school-age Hardy Boys (Secret Files - 19 books so far, 2010-2015). The Nancy Drew series began with 64 books, 1930-1981 at Grosset & Dunlap, and continued at Simon & Schuster with 111 books, 1982-2003. Both Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys tales have been produced for televison and feature films.

           The Tom Swift books are published in five series: the original Tom Swift series by 'Victor Appleton' was forty volumes published between 1910 and 1941; the Tom Swift, Jr. series of 33 volumes by 'Victor Appleton II' was published between 1954 and 1971; the 11-volume 'Tom Swift in Outer Space' series was published between 1981 and 1984 (two manuscripts remain unpublished); the Tom Swift, Jr. second series {or series IV} of 13 volumes was published from 1991 to 1993; the 'Tom Swift, Young Inventor' series of seven volumes was published from 2006 to 2007. No Tom Swift works have been produced for the stage; many attempts have been made to produce TV or feature films about Tom Swift (adapted or newly-created), but no such completed Tom Swift works exist to-date.

'Tom Swift' entry at Wikipedia
list of 'Tom Swift' books at Wikipedia
Stratemeyer Syndicate entry at Wikipedia
JDK's Stratemeyer Syndicate fansite [est. 2000]
Stratemeyer Syndicate fansite's Tom Swift homepage
RWF's Unofficial Tom Swift Collectors homepage [est. 1996]
search books on 'Victor Appleton' {returns 570+ titles} at Amazon


Tom Swift logo from the original book series                         Tom Swift logo from the original book series                         Tom Swift logo from the original book series

The  Books Series
The original Tom Swift series was forty volumes published between 1910 and 1941; the Tom Swift, Jr. series of 33 volumes was published between 1954 and 1971; the 11-volume 'Tom Swift in Outer Space' series was published between 1981 and 1984; the Tom Swift, Jr. second series {or series IV} of 13 volumes was published from 1991 to 1993; the 'Tom Swift, Young Inventor' series of seven volumes was published from 2006 to 2007.

33 Tom Swift novels are available as free online etexts at Project Gutenberg

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The  Original  Series [1910-1941] by Victor Appleton
JKC's Tom Swift, Sr. homepage [last update 2007]

"Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle: or, Fun and Adventure On The Road" [#1 = 1910]
80-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}

"Tom Swift and His Motor Boat: or, The Rivals of Lake Carlopa" [#2 = 1910]
84-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2273

"Tom Swift and His Airship: or, The Stirring Cruise of The Red Cloud" [#3 = 1910]
146-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}

"Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat: or, Under The Ocean For Sunken Treasure" [#4 = 1910]
85-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}

"Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout: or, The Speediest Car On The Road" [#5 = 1910]
83-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/950

"Tom Swift and His Wireless Message: or, The Castaways of Earthquake Island" [#6 = 1911]
125-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4227

"Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers: or, The Secret of Phantom Mountain" [#7 = 1911]
100-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1282

"Tom Swift In The Caves of Ice: or, The Wreck of The Airship" [#8 = 1911]
134-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3734

"Tom Swift and His Sky Racer: or, The Quickest Flight On Record" [#9 = 1911]
82-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/951

"Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle: or, Daring Adventures On Elephant Island" [#10 = 1911]
228-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3777

"Tom Swift In The City of Gold; or, Marvelous Adventures Underground" [#11 = 1912]
85-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4711

"Tom Swift and His Air Glider; or, Seeking The Platinum Treasure" [#12 = 1912]
124-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}

"Tom Swift In Captivity; or, A Daring Escape By Airship" [#13 = 1912]
125-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4608

"Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera; or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures" [#14 = 1912]
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1283

"Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, On The Border For Uncle Sam" [#15 = 1912]
140-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4635

"Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon; or, The Longest Shots On Record" [#16 = 1913]
154-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1361

"Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone; or, The Picture That Saved A Fortune" [#17 = 1914]
140-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4532

"Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship; or, The Naval Terror of The Seas" [#18 = 1915]
90-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1281

"Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel; or, The Hidden City of The Andes" [#19 = 1916]
144-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/953

"Tom Swift In The Land of Wonders; or, The Underground Search For The Idol of Gold" [#20 = 1917]
140-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/499

"Tom Swift and His War Tank; or, Doing His Bit For Uncle Sam" [#21 = 1918]
230-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/954

"Tom Swift and His Air Scout; or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of The Sky" [#22 = 1919]
153-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1284

"Tom Swift and His Undersea Search; or, The Treasure On The Floor of The Atlantic" [#23 = 1920]
160-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1362

"Tom Swift Among The Fire Fighters; or, Battling With Flames In The Air" [#24 = 1921]
154-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1363

"Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive; or, Two Miles A Minute On The Rails" [#25 = 1922]
Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive 1922 dime novel by Victor Appleton (house name)  The Hendrickton and Pas Alos Railroad Company is on the brink of bankruptcy; the H&PA contracts with The Swift Construction Company to build a new electric locomotive which can travel at 2 miles per minute - 120 miles per hour (190 km per hour). The owner of the competing Hendrickton & Western Railroad is dishonest and will stop at nothing to prevent the H&PA from success; he orders his hired thugs to destroy Tom's developments, leading to several life-threatening encounters between Tom's team and the hired gunmen.
150-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
Dodo Press 9x6 pb [7/2006] for $8.99
F.Q. Books 11x8½ pb [7/2010] for $9.99
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5 hardcover [1922] out of print/used
available as free online etext at Project Gutenberg

"Tom Swift and His Flying Boat; or, Castaways of The Giant Iceberg" [#26 = 1923]

"Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher; or, The Treasure of Goby Farm" [#27 = 1924]

"Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets; or, Tracing The Stolen Inventions" [#28 = 1925]

"Tom Swift and His Airline Express; or, From Ocean To Ocean By Daylight" [#29 = 1926]

"Tom Swift Circling The Globe; or, The Daring Cruise of The Air Monarch" [#30 = 1927]

"Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures; or, The Greatest Invention On Record" [#31 = 1928]
Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures 1928 dime novel by Victor Appleton (house  name)  Written by Howard Garis, as house name 'Victor Appleton'
Tom Swift invents a large-screen color TV with high-fidelity sound {written in 1928!}; various movie and legitimate theatre executives panic and resort to sabotage, subterfuge, kidnapping, and even attempted murder to stop Tom's device from being marketed.
not available as individual ebook for Kindle (2015) nor on either Project Gutenberg or Internet Archive
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1928] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1928] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5¼ hardcover [1928] out of print/used

"Tom Swift and His House On Wheels; or, A Trip Around The Mountain of Mystery" [#32 = 1929]

"Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible; or, Adventures Over The Forest of Fire" [#33 = 1930]

"Tom Swift and His Sky Train; or, Overland Through The Clouds" [#34 = 1931]

"Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet; or, Bringing Up The Lost Submarine" [#35 = 1932]

"Tom Swift and His Television Detector; or, Trailing The Secret Plotters" [#36 = 1933]

"Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport; or, Foiling The Haargolanders" [#37 = 1934]

"Tom Swift and His Planet Stone; or, Discovering The Secret of Another World" [#38 = 1935]

"Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope" [#39 = 1939] (Better Little Book)
212-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21188

"Tom Swift and His Magnetic Silencer" [#40 = 1941] (Better Little Book)

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Tom  Swift,  Junior  Series [1954-1971] by Victor Appleton II
Tom Swift, Jr. entry at Wikipedia
JKC's Tom Swift, Jr. homepage [last update 2007]

"Tom Swift and His Flying Lab" [Jr #1 = 1954] by William Dougherty

"Tom Swift and His Jetmarine" [Jr #2 = 1954] by John Almquist

"Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship" [Jr #3 = 1954] by John Almquist

"Tom Swift and His Giant Robot" [Jr #4 = 1954] by Richard Sklar
Tom Swift and His Giant Robot novel  Tom, Sr. is building an atomic energy plant and Tom, Jr. is building remote controlled robots to perform maintenance inside dangerous areas of the reactors. A gang of bank robbers led by a mad scientist attempt to take over control of the robots for their own purposes . . .
Grosset & Dunlap mass pb [1977] out of print/used
Collins 7¼x5 hardcover [1969] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5 hardcover [1954] out of print/40+ used
Grosset & Dunlap 7½x5¼ hardcover [1954] out of print/used

"Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster" [Jr #5 = 1954] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Outpost In Space" [Jr #6 = 1955] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter" [Jr #7 = 1956] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift In The Caves of Nuclear Fire" [Jr #8 = 1956] by Thomas Mulvey

"Tom Swift On The Phantom Satellite" [Jr #9 = 1956] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane" [Jr #10 = 1957] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome" [Jr #11 = 1958] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift In The Race To The Moon" [Jr #12 = 1958] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Space Solartron" [Jr #13 = 1958] by James Duncan Lawrence)

"Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope" [Jr #14 = 1959] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector" [Jr #15 = 1960] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and The Cosmic Astronauts" [Jr #16 = 1960] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and The Visitor From Planet X" [Jr #17 = 1961] by James Duncan Lawrence
140-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17985

"Tom Swift and The Electronic Hydrolung" [Jr #18 = 1961] by James Duncan Lawrence
134-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19258

"Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar" [Jr #19 = 1962] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Megascope Space Prober" [Jr #20 = 1962] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and The Asteroid Pirates" [Jr #21 = 1963] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Repelatron Skyway" [Jr #22 = 1963] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Aquatomic Tracker" [Jr #23 = 1964] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His 3-D Telejector" [Jr #24 = 1964] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere" [Jr #25 = 1965] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Sonic Boom Trap" [Jr #26 = 1965] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His Subocean Geotron" [Jr #27 = 1966] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and The Mystery Comet" [Jr #28 = 1966] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and The Captive Planetoid" [Jr #29 = 1967] by James Duncan Lawrence

"Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter" [Jr #30 = 1968] by Thomas Mulvey

"Tom Swift and His Dyna-4 Capsule" [Jr #31 = 1969] by Richard McKenna

"Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express" [Jr #32 = 1970] by Richard McKenna

"Tom Swift and The Galaxy Ghosts" [Jr #33 = 1971] by Vincent Buranelli

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Tom  Swift  in  Outer  Space  Series [1981-1984]

"The City In The Stars" [OS #1 = 1981] by Bill Rotsler & Sharmon Divono

"Terror On The Moons of Jupiter" [OS #2 = 1981] by Bill Rotsler & Sharmon Divono - introduction of Aristotle the Robot

"The Alien Probe" [OS #3 = 1981] by Bill Rotsler & Sharmon Divono

"The War In Outer Space" [OS #4 = 1981] by Bill Rotsler & Sharmon Divono

"The Astral Fortress" [OS #5 = 1982] by Bill Rotsler & Sharmon Divono

"The Rescue Mission" [OS #6 = 1982] by Bill Rotsler & Sharmon Divono

"Ark Two" [OS #7 = 1983] probable author Neal Barrett, Jr.

"Crater of Mystery" [OS #8 = 1983]

"Gateway To Doom" [OS #9 = 1983] by Bob Vardeman

"The Invisible Force" [OS #10 = 1984] by Neal Barrett, Jr.

"Planet of Nightmares" [OS #11 = 1984]

"Chaos On Earth" [OS #12 = ms exists, not published] by Neal Barrett, Jr.
"The Micro World" [OS #13 = ms exists, not published] by Neal Barrett, Jr.

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Tom  Swift,  Junior  Second  Series [1991-1993]

"The Black Dragon" [Jr2 #1 = 4/1991] by Bill McCay

"The Negative Zone" [Jr2 #2 = 4/1991] by Bill McCay

Cyborg Kickboxer novel (Tom Swift, Jr.)  "Cyborg Kickboxer" [Jr2 #3 = 1991] by Steven Grant
'A new source of power ... a new force of destruction!' • Tom Swift's new invention – a computer-controlled exo-skeleton that achieves maximum muscle fitness – backfires when an unscrupulous kickboxer threatens to exploit the invention, and soon Tom must don the high-tech armor to fight him.
Pocket Books mass pb [6/91] out of print/40+ used

"The DNA Disaster" [Jr2 #4 = 8/1991] by F. Gwynplaine MacIntrye

"Monster Machine" [Jr2 #5 = 10/1991] by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

"Aquatech Warriors" [Jr2 #6 = 12/1991] by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

"Moonstalker" [Jr2 #7 = 2/1992]

"The Microbots" [Jr2 #8 = 4/1992] by Robert Vardeman

"Fire Biker" [Jr2 #9 = 6/1992]

"Mind Games" [Jr2 #10 = 10/1992] by Bruce Holland Rogers

"Mutant Beach" [Jr2 #11 = 12/1992] by Robert Vardeman

"Death Quake" [Jr2 #12 = 2/1993] probable author Bridget McKenna

"Quantum Force" [Jr2 #13 = 4/1993]

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Tom  Swift,  Young  Inventor  Series [ages 8 & up; 2006-2007]

"Into The Abyss" [YI #1 = 6/2006]

The Robot Olympics novel by Victor Appleton (Tom Swift, Young Inventor)  "The Robot Olympics" [YI #2 = 2006]
Tom Swift has entered his SwiftBot invention in the White House Office of Science & Technology's upcoming Robot Olympics competition. But an antiscience terrorist group has issued a statement condemning the event, and they are playing dirty . . .
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [6/2008] for $4.99
S&S/Aladdin Books 7½x5 pb [6/2006] for $4.99
Spotlight MN 8x5¾ library hardcover [9/2007] out of print/used

"The Space Hotel" [YI #3 = 10/2006)

"Rocket Racers" [YI #4 = 1/2007)

"On Top of The World" [YI #5 = 5/2007)

"Under The Radar" [YI #6 = 10/2007)

"Extraterrestrial Highway" [YI #7 = unpublished 2/2008]

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Other  Works

Hardy Boys and Tom Swift Ultra Thrillers by Franklin W. Dixon
"Time Bomb" [8/1992]
"The Alien Factor" [6/1993]


"The Adventures of Tom Swift" omnibus books [2010-2012]
'Adventures of Tom Swift' Omnibus, Volume 1  
'Adventures of Tom Swift' Omnibus, Volume 2  
"Volume One: Four Complete Novels" [2010]
"Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle" [#1 = 1910], "Tom Swift and His Motor Boat" [#2 = 1910], "Tom Swift and His Airship" [#3 = 1910], and "Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat" [#4 = 1910]
Brownstone Books 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $14.95
"Volume Two: Four Complete Novels" [2010]
"Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout" [#5 = 1910], "Tom Swift and His Wireless Message" [#6 = 1911], "Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers" [#7 = 1911], and "Tom Swift In The Caves of Ice" [#8 = 1911]
Brownstone Books 9x6 pb [12/2010] for $14.99
"Volume Three: Four Complete Novels" [2012]
"Tom Swift and His Sky Racer" [#9 = 1911], "Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle" [#10 = 1911], "Tom Swift In The City of Gold" [#11 = 1912], and "Tom Swift and His Air Glider" [#12 = 1912]
Brownstone Books 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $14.99
"Volume Four: Four Complete Novels" [2012]
"Tom Swift In Captivity" [#13 = 1912], "Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera" [#14 = 1912], "Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight" [#15 = 1912], and "Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon" [#16 = 1913]
Brownstone Books 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $14.99
"Volume Five: Four Complete Novels" [2012]
"Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone" [#17 = 1914], "Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship" [#18 = 1915], "Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel" [#19 = 1916], and "Tom Swift In The Land of Wonders" [#20 = 1917]
Brownstone Books 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $14.99
"Volume Six: Five Complete Novels" [2012]
"Tom Swift and His War Tank" [#21 = 1918], "Tom Swift and His Air Scout" [#22 = 1919], "Tom Swift and His Undersea Search" [#23 = 1920], "Tom Swift Among The Fire Fighters" [#24 = 1921], and "Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive" [#25 = 1922]
Brownstone Books 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $17.50


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Kindle  Editions
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Tom Swift 27 Book Collection in Kindle format from Old LandMark Publng  
"The Tom Swift 27 Book Collection by Victor Appleton" for Kindle [2008]
Kindle Edition from Old LandMark Publng [2/2008] for $3.99
same first 25 public domain novels as above, with the addition of "Tom Swift and His Giant
Telescope" [#39 = 1939] and "Tom Swift and His Magnetic Silencer" [#40 = 1941]
Tom Swift Collection 28 Novels in Kindle format from Halcyon Classics  "The Tom Swift Collection: 28 Novels by Victor Appleton in One Volume" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press, Ltd. [11/2009] for $1.99
same first 25 public domain novels as above, with the addition of "Tom Swift and His Giant
Telescope" [#39 = 1939], "Tom Swift, Jr. and The Visitor From Planet X" [Jr #17 = 1961], and
"Tom Swift, Jr. and The Electronic Hydrolung" [Jr #18 = 1961]
Tom Swift Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Tom Swift Megapack™: 25 Complete Novels by Victor Appleton" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [4/2012] for 99¢ {sic}
same first 25 public domain novels of the famous Grosset & Dunlap series as above
in chronological order, with original cover illustrations
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The  Author
The pseudonym 'Victor Appleton' was used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packagers from 1910, and is best known from use on the various Tom Swift book series.
The Appleton 'house name' was also used on the "Moving Picture Boys" series (1913–1922), the "Don Sturdy" series (1925-1935), and the "Movie Boys" series (1926–1927).
Known ghostwriters of these books included Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, John Almquist, William Dougherty, Debra Doyle with James D. Macdonald, John W. Duffield, W. Bert Foster, Howard Roger Garis, James Duncan Lawrence, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, Thomas M. Mitchell, Thomas Mulvey, Edward Stratemeyer, and Robert E. Vardeman.
browse 'Victor Appleton' Store {returns 30 Tom Swift titles} at Amazon
search books on 'Victor Appleton' {returns 570+ titles} at Amazon
author entry at Wikipedia

33 books by Victor Appleton are available as free online etexts at Project Gutenberg


Tom Swift logo from the original book series                         Tom Swift logo from the original book series                         Tom Swift logo from the original book series

Movies,  Stageplays,  Other Media

Tom Swift Boys Books book by John T. Dizer   "Tom Swift & Company: Boys' Books By Stratemeyer and Others" [1982]
by John T. Dizer

McFarland & Co. 9x6 hardcover [1982] out of print/used
Tom Swift, Bobbsey Twins, American Juvenile Literature book by John T. Dizer  "Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins and Other Heroes of American Juvenile Literature" [1997] by John T. Dizer
Edwin Mellen Press 9x6 pb [9/97] for $79.95
Edwin Mellen Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/97] out of print/used

there seem to be no credits for 'Tom Swift' or 'Victor Appleby' at Internet Movie Database
the Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930] credits listing [1956-2012] on IMDb is mostly 'Hardy Boys' on TV

and none of the Stratemeyer series ever appeared on radio


box cover for Parker Brothers 'Tom Swift, Jr.' family board game of 1966  Parker Brothers 'Tom Swift, Jr.' family board game [1966]
designed for ages 6 to 12 and for 2-4 players
long out of production; not available on Amazon – try eBay . . .
online game instructions on the 'Tom Swift 100 Years' fansite


Tom Swift Guide to Life book by James & Kim Keeline  
"Tom Swift Guide to Life" [2010] by James & Kim Keeline
book not available at Amazon (2015)
50-page LULU.com 9x6 pb [4/2013] for $19.99
50-page LULU.com 9x6 hardcover [6/2010] for $36.00

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Image  Gallery

official t-shirt logo from the 2010 'Tom Swift 100 Years Convention'         Tom Swift on his motor cycle (from 1910 cover art)         pop singer Taylor Swift is NOT Tom Swift


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L i n k s
'Tom Swift' entry at Wikipedia
list of 'Tom Swift' books at Wikipedia
'Tom Swifties' humor entry at Wikipedia
Stratemeyer Syndicate entry at Wikipedia

JDK's Stratemeyer Syndicate fansite [est. 2000]
Stratemeyer Syndicate fansite's Tom Swift homepage
RWF's Unofficial Tom Swift Collectors homepage [est. 1996]
JKC's 'Tom Swift 100 Years' fansite [last update 2010]
website of the 2010 'Tom Swift 100 Years' Convention in San Diego, California
Tom Swift Lives! - an original 'fanfic' world


here on the 'Tom Swift' Book Series Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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