The Complete Tom Swift Sr. Home Page
Last Updated: 6/26/2007
From a Tom Swift dustjacket: "It is the purpose of these spirited tales to convey in a realistic way the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and to interest the boy of the present in the hope that he may be a factor in aiding the marvelous development that is coming in the future."
Hi! Welcome to what one day will be the Complete Tom Swift Sr. Home Page. Tom Swift Sr., for those who don't know, is the very first of the famous Swift family. His books, combined with the ones concerning his son, make up what may be the most famous books concerning scientific inventors in all juvenile literature. The series that he starred in appeared in 1910 and lasted for 40 books, finally, and sadly, ending in 1941.
The purpose of this page is exactly the same as the purpose of my Tom Swift Jr. page, only with a twist. Many of the inventions that were talked about, dreamed of, and built in these books have indeed been built. However, were they built as the book predicted? What impact did they have when they were built? And what about those odd inventions (such as the Electric Rifle) that never came about -- are they practical or possible in any way?
Here is how this works. Following is a complete list of all the Tom Swift Sr. books ever written. Each item on the list is actually a link; click on the book that you want information for.
Questions? Comments? Please e-mail me! My e-mail address can be found on this webpage.
Links To Other Parts of This Site
Updated! The Whitman Reprints -- Have you ever wondered what the story was on the Whitman Tom Swift Sr. books?
Errors and Inconsistencies in the Tom Swift series -- by James D. Keeline
The Inter-Library Exchange Program -- Want to read that Tom Swift book that you've never managed to find? Read this to find out how you can read a copy of that book for free.
Looking for Books on The Internet -- Want to get together a complete set of Tom Swift books within a few months? Read this to find out how.
Advice for collecting Tom Swift Jr. books -- What I have learned, from experience, on how to find Tom Swift Jr. books, how much to pay and what to look for.
Advice for collecting old Tom Swift books -- What I have learned, from experience, on finding old Tom Swift books.
Copyright Information -- This site -- all of it -- was created solely for educational purposesÖ
The Complete Tom Swift Jr. Home Page -- my main index page; deals solely with the Tom Swift Jr. series
The Complete Ted Scott Home Page -- some information (well, almost none, actually) on the Ted Scott Aviation series.
The Dig Allen Space Explorers Home Page -- all the information you ever wanted to know on this rather obscure series.
The Starman Series Home Page -- information on a new series of books, hot off the presses, that attempts to bring the same qualities and excitement of all our old favorite series books to the current generation.
The Great Series Book Links Page -- an ever-expanding page filled with links to all sorts of sites that deal with various series books
All documents on this site are Copyright © 2007 by Jonathan K. Cooper. All rights reserved.