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Victor Appleton II (House Name)

See also Victor Appleton (House Name)

The character of Tom Swift was conceived in 1910 by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging company. Stratemeyer invented the series to capitalize on the market for children's science adventure. The Syndicate's authors created the Tom Swift books by first preparing an outline with all the plot elements, followed by drafting and editing the detailed manuscript. The books were published under the house name of Victor Appleton. Edward Stratemeyer and Howard Garis wrote most of the volumes in the original series; Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, wrote the last three volumes. The first Tom Swift series ended in 1941.
Tom Swift Jr
1. Tom Swift and His Flying Lab (1954) by William Dougherty
2. Tom Swift and His Jetmarine (1954) by John Almquist
3. Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship (1954) by John Almquist
4. Tom Swift and His Giant Robot (1954) by Richard Sklar
5. Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster (1954) by Jim Lawrence
6. Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space (1955) by Jim Lawrence
7. Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter (1956) by Jim Lawrence
8. Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire (1956) by Thomas Mulvey
9. Tom Swift on the Phantom Satellite (1956) by Jim Lawrence
10. Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane (1957) by Jim Lawrence
11. Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome (1958) by Jim Lawrence
12. Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon (1958) by Jim Lawrence
13. Tom Swift and His Space Solartron (1958) by Jim Lawrence
14. Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope (1959) by Jim Lawrence
15. Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector (1959) by Jim Lawrence
16. Tom Swift and the Cosmic Astronauts (1960) by Jim Lawrence
17. Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X (1961) by Jim Lawrence
18. Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung (1961) by Jim Lawrence
19. Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar (1962) by Jim Lawrence
20. Tom Swift and His Megascope Space Prober (1962) by Jim Lawrence
21. Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates (1963) by Jim Lawrence
22. Tom Swift and His Repelatron Skyway (1963) by Jim Lawrence
23. Tom Swift and His Aquatomic Tracker (1964) by Jim Lawrence
24. Tom Swift and His 3-D Telejector (1964) by Jim Lawrence
25. Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere (1965) by Jim Lawrence
26. Tom Swift and His Sonic Boom Trap (1965) by Jim Lawrence
27. Tom Swift and His Subocean Geotron (1966) by Jim Lawrence
28. Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet (1966) by Jim Lawrence
29. Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid (1967) by Jim Lawrence
30. Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter (1968) by Thomas Mulvey
31. Tom Swift and His Dyna-4 Capsule (1969) by Richard McKenna
32. Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express (1970) by Richard McKenna
33. Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts (1971) by Vincent Buranelli

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