Tom Swift

The original Tom Swift series

The first novels to feature the Tom Swift character were released in 1910 by Grosset & Dunlap. The series was created by Edward Stratemeyer, and written by several ghostwriters in its duration.

The first 38 titles were published by Grosset & Dunlap, with two ghostwriters: Howard Garis wrote the first thirty-five titles, while Harriet Adams wrote the final three. Two more titles were published as a part of the Big Little Book series (by rival Western Publishing), and were ghostwritten by Thomas Moyston Mitchell.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Ghostwriter
1 Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle
Or, Fun and Adventure on the Road
1910 Howard Garis
2 Tom Swift and His Motor Boat
Or, The Rivals of Lake Carlopa
3 Tom Swift and His Airship
Or, The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud
4 Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat
Or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure
5 Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout
Or, The Speediest Car on the Road
6 Tom Swift and His Wireless Message
Or, The Castaways of Earthquake Island
1911
7 Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers
Or, The Secret of Phantom Mountain
8 Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice
Or, The Wreck of the Airship
9 Tom Swift and His Sky Racer
Or, The Quickest Flight on Record
10 Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle
Or, Daring Adventures on Elephant Island
11 Tom Swift in the City of Gold
Or, Marvelous Adventures Underground
1912
12 Tom Swift and His Air Glider
Or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure
13 Tom Swift in Captivity
Or, A Daring Escape by Airship
14 Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera
Or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures
15 Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight
Or, On the Border for Uncle Sam
16 Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon
Or, The Longest Shots on Record
1913
17 Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone
Or, The Picture That Saved a Fortune
1914
18 Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship
Or, The Naval Terror of the Seas
1915
19 Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel
Or, The Hidden City of the Andes
1916
20 Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders
Or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold
1917
21 Tom Swift and His War Tank
Or, Doing His Bit for Uncle Sam
1918
22 Tom Swift and His Air Scout
Or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky
1919
23 Tom Swift and His Undersea Search
Or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic
1920
24 Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters
Or, Battling with Flames in the Air
1921
25 Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive
Or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails
1922
26 Tom Swift and His Flying Boat
Or, Castaways of the Giant Iceberg
1923
27 Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher
Or, The Treasure of Goby Farm
1924
28 Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets
Or, Tracing the Stolen Inventions
1925
29 Tom Swift and His Airline Express
Or, From Ocean to Ocean by Daylight
1926
30 Tom Swift Circling the Globe
Or, The Daring Cruise of the Air Monarch
1927
31 Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures
Or, The Greatest Invention on Record
1928
32 Tom Swift and His House on Wheels
Or, A Trip around the Mountain of Mystery
1929
33 Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible
Or, Adventures Over the Forest of Fire
1930
34 Tom Swift and His Sky Train
Or, Overland Through the Clouds
1931
35 Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet
Or, Bringing Up the Lost Submarine
1932
36 Tom Swift and His Television Detector
Or, Trailing the Secret Plotters
1933 Harriet Adams
37 Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport
Or, Foiling the Haargolanders
1934
38 Tom Swift and His Planet Stone
Or, Discovering the Secret of Another World
1935
39 Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope[note 1] 1939 Thomas Moyston Mitchell
40 Tom Swift and His Magnetic Silencer[note 1] 1941

 

Tom Swift Jr.

Officially titled Tom Swift, Jr., the second series was published by Grosset & Dunlap from 1954 to 1971.[2] Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X and Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung are in the public domain, and are available as downloadable texts from Project Gutenberg.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Ghostwriter
1 Tom Swift and His Flying Lab 1954 William Dougherty
2 Tom Swift and His Jetmarine John Almquist
3 Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship
4 Tom Swift and His Giant Robot Richard Sklar
5 Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster James Duncan Lawrence
6 Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space 1955
7 Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter 1956
8 Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire Thomas Mulvey
9 Tom Swift on the Phantom Satellite James Duncan Lawrence
10 Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane 1957
11 Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome 1958
12 Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon
13 Tom Swift and His Space Solartron
14 Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope 1959
15 Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector 1960
16 Tom Swift and the Cosmic Astronauts
17 Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X 1961
18 Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
19 Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar 1962
20 Tom Swift and His Megascope Space Prober
21 Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates 1963
22 Tom Swift and His Repelatron Skyway
23 Tom Swift and His Aquatomic Tracker 1964
24 Tom Swift and His 3-D Telejector
25 Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere 1965
26 Tom Swift and His Sonic Boom Trap
27 Tom Swift and His Subocean Geotron 1966
28 Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet
29 Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid 1967
30 Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter 1968 Thomas Mulvey
31 Tom Swift and His Dyna-4 Capsule 1969 Richard McKenna
32 Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express 1970
33 Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts 1971 Vincent Buranelli
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Tom Swift and His 3-D Telejector
Tom Swift Jr. #24
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Tom Swift and His Air Scout
Tom Swift #22 (original series)
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Aquatomic Tracker
Tom Swift Jr. #23
by Victor Appleton II
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for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster
Tom Swift Jr. #5
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
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Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster
Tom Swift Jr. #5
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express
Tom Swift Jr. #32
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome
Tom Swift Jr. #11
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter
Tom Swift Jr. #7
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Dyna-4 Capsule
Tom Swift Jr. #31
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout
Tom Swift #5 (original series)
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Flying Lab
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter
Tom Swift Jr. #30
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Giant Robot
Tom Swift Jr. #4
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Jetmarine
Tom Swift Jr. #2
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Megascope Space Prober
Tom Swift Jr. #20
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space
Tom Swift Jr. #6
by Victor Appleton II
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Planet Stone
Tom Swift #38 (original series)
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere
Tom Swift Jr. #25
by Victor Appleton II
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Repelatron Skyway
Tom Swift Jr. #22
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship
Tom Swift Jr. #3
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer
Tom Swift #9 (original series)
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Sonic Boom Trap
Tom Swift Jr. #26
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Space Solartron
Tom Swift Jr. #13
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector
Tom Swift Jr. #15
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat
Tom Swift #4 (original series)
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Subocean Geotron
Tom Swift Jr. #27
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar
Tom Swift Jr. #19
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane
Tom Swift Jr. #10
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message
Tom Swift #6 (original series)
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates
Tom Swift Jr. #21
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid
Tom Swift Jr. #29
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Cosmic Astronauts
Tom Swift Jr. #16
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
Tom Swift Jr. #18
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts
Tom Swift Jr. #33
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet
Tom Swift Jr. #28
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X
Tom Swift Jr. #17
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire
Tom Swift Jr. #8
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon
Tom Swift Jr. #12
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Tom Swift on the Phantom Satellite
Tom Swift Jr. #9
by Victor Appleton II
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade