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 I Books

Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle / Fun and Adventure on the Road (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat / The Rivals of Lake Carlopa (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Airship / The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat / Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout / The Speediest Car on the Road (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message / The Castaways of Earthquake Island (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers / The Secret of Phantom Mountain (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer / The Quickest Flight on Record (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle / Daring Adventures in Elephant Island (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice / The Wreck of the Airship (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the City of Gold / Marvelous Adventures Underground (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Air Glider / Seeking the Platinum Treasure (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in Captivity / A Daring Escape by Airship (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera / Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Great Search Light / On the Border for Uncle Sam (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon / The Longest Shots on Record (1913)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone / The Picture That Saved a Fortune (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship / The Naval Terror of the Seas (1915)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel / The Hidden City of the Andes (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders / The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His War Tank / Doing His Bit for Uncle Sam (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Air Scout / Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky (1919)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Undersea Search / The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters / Battling with Flames in the Air (1921)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive / Two Miles a Minute on the Rails (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Flying Boat / Castaways of the Giant Iceberg (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher / The Treasure of Goby Farm (1924)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets / Tracing the Stolen Inventions (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Airline Express / From Ocean to Ocean by Daylight (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift Circling the Globe / The Daring Cruise of the Air Monarch (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Talking Pictures / The Greatest Invention on Record (1928)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His House on Wheels / A Trip Around the Mountain of Mystery (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible / Adventures Over the Forest of Fire (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Sky Train / Overland Through the Clouds (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet / Bringing Up the Lost Submarine (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Television Detector / Trailing the Secret Plotters (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport / Foiling the Haargolanders (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Planet Stone / Discovering the Secret of Another World (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His Magnetic Silencer (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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 Sub-ocean 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

Publication Order of Tom Swift III 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
The Invisible Force (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of Nightmares (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Swift IV 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

(By: Victor Appleton II)

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 His Transcontinental BulleTrain (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Swift and His 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
Tom Swift and His Hypersonic SpacePlane (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Swift: Inventors' Academy Books

The Drone Pursuit (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sonic Breach (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Restricted Access (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virtual Vandal (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spybot Invasion (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  1. Forever Anonymous!: 2 years ago

    I’m anxiously looking forward to the long overdue “Tom Swift and His Attention Deficit Disorder” and “Tom Swift and His ADD Medicine Chest”. To be followed by “Tom Swift and His Nervous Breakdown”… And also “Tom Swift and His Big IRS Audit”. 😂

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