Tom Swift is the protagonist in a series of juvenile science fiction/adventure, written under the house pseudonym Victor Appleton. The character was created by Stratemeyer Syndicate founder Edward Stratemeyer. The series has a focus on science, inventions and technology. Interestingly, the taser (which is actually an acronym for “Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle”) was inspired by the fictional invention in the series. Science fiction legend Isaac Asimov considered the series to be an inspiration.

The Tom Swift character has appeared in several series, including one Tom Swift, Jr. series by “Victor Appleton II.” His first appearance was Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle, published in 1910. The most recent Tom Swift book to be published was in 2007. Below is a list of Victor Appleton’s Tom Swift books in order of when they were originally published as well as in chronological order:

Publication Order of Tom Swift (First Series) Books


Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Motor Boat(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Airship(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the City of Gold(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Air Glider(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in Captivity(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Great Search Light(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon(1913) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel(1916) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His War Tank(1918) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Air Scout(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Undersea Search(1920) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters(1921) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Flying Boat(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher(1924) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Airline Express(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift Circling the Globe(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His House on Wheels(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Sky Train(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Television Detector(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Planet Stone(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Tom Swift (First Series) Books

Chronologically, Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice comes before Tom Swift and His Sky Racer.

Publication Order of Tom Swift Jr. Books


Tom Swift and His Flying Lab(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Jetmarine(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Robot(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift on the Phantom Satellite(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Deep-Sea Hydrodome(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Space Solartron(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Cosmic Astronauts(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Megascope Space Prober(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Repelatron Skyway(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Aquatomic Tracker(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His 3-D Telejector(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Sonic Boom Trap(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Subocean Geotron(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Dyna-4 Capsule(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Cosmotron Express(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Swift (Third Series) Books


The City in the Stars(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror on the Moons of Jupiter(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alien Probe(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War in Outer Space(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Astral Fortress(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rescue Mission(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ark Two(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crater of Mystery(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gateway to Doom(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of Nightmares(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Swift (Fourth Series) Books


The Black Dragon(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Negative Zone(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cyborg Kickboxer(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The DNA Disaster(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monster Machine(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aquatech Warriors(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonstalker(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Microbots(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire Biker(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mind Games(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mutant Beach(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Quake(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quantum Force(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Swift, Young Inventor Books


Into the Abyss(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Robot Olympics(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Space Hotel(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rocket Racers(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Top of the World(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under the Radar(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Swift Invention Books


Tom Swift and His EnvirOzone Revivicator(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His QuieTurbine Skyliner(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Transcontinental BulleTrain(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Oceanic SubLiminator(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Cyclonic Eradicator(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift: Galactic Ambassador(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Paradox Planet(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Galaxy Ghosts(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Martian TerraVironment(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Tectonic Interrupter(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the AntiInferno Suppressor(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the High Space L-Evator(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the IntraEarth Invaders(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Coupe of Invisibility(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Yesterday Machine(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Reconstructed Planet(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His NanoSurgery Brigade(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Thermo-Ion Jetpack(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and the Atlantean HydroWay(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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