Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire (The New Tom Swift, Jr. Adventures, No. 8)

By: Appleton, Victor, II

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. Front flyleaf series list and rear jacket panel list through Phantom Satellite. Jacket edges rubbed, sticker on front jacket flap, Carvel comic book style promotional booklet about baseballer Whitey Ford laid in. 1956 Hard Cover. 214 pp. 8vo. Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift, Jr.) is the name of the central character in five series, totaling over 100 volumes, of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention, and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm, and his adventures have been written by a number of different ghostwriters over the years. Most of the books are published under the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton, although the 33 volumes of the second series use the pseudonym Victor Appleton II. The character first appeared in 1910 and has appeared in new titles as recently as 2007. Most of the various series focus on Toms inventions, a number of which pre-date actual inventions. The character has been presented in different ways over the years, but in general the books portray science and technology as wholly beneficial in their effects, and the role of the inventor in society has been treated as admirable and heroic. The books have been translated into a number of languages and have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Tom Swift has also been the subject of a board game and a television show, and development of a feature film was announced in 2008. A number of prominent figures, including Steve Wozniak and Isaac Asimov, have cited Tom Swift as an inspiration. Several inventions, including the taser, have been directly inspired by Toms fictional inventions. - Wikipedia

Title: Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire (The New Tom Swift, Jr. Adventures, No. 8)

Author: Appleton, Victor, II

Illustrator: Kaye, Graham

Categories: Tom Swift,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1956

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2272865