WorldCat Identities

Appleton, Victor II

Overview
Works: 86 works in 267 publications in 3 languages and 8,459 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.A653, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victor Appleton
Tom Swift and his flying lab by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1977 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift and his father travel to a South American country in their flying space lab to look for uranium and keep it from falling into the hands of a group of dangerous rebels
Tom Swift and his rocket ship by Victor Appleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., and his friend, Bud Barclay, enter an international space race hoping to orbit the earth in two hours
Tom Swift and his jetmarine by Victor Appleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., and his associates try to unravel the relationship between the dog coins and the mysterious blackouts near Spaniel Island
Tom Swift and his giant robot by Victor Appleton( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1977 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., and his associates hunt the mastermind who is sabotaging a robot which is an integral part of an atomic energy plant
Tom Swift in the caves of nuclear fire by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom goes to Africa to track down the origin of a mysterious gas
Tom Swift and his outpost in space by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., aided by his friend Bud Barclay, overcomes several sabotage attempts while trying to design and build the first solar-operated space station
Tom Swift and his diving seacopter by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his unique invention the Ocean Arrow, an "underwater helicopter," Tom Swift Jr. embarks on a precarious search for a lost rocket from space. The rocket, containing evidence of living things on another planet, was directed to Swift Enterprises for scientific study. But its course was mysteriously changed while the rocket was hurtling toward earth--and its landing site is unknown! Tom suspects that the rocket lies underwater, somewhere off the coast of South America. Accompanied by his friends, Bud Barclay and Chow Winkler, and two expert oceanographers, the young inventor sets out in his diving seacopter to locate the rocket. But a group of unethical scientists have uncovered a clue to this valuable treasure from space. In their own undersea craft, they try to thwart Tom in his attempt to claim the rocket which rightfully belongs to Swift Enterprises. Unexpected dangers confront the Swift expedition every mile of the seraph for the scientific prize. When the Ocean Arrow is trapped in a crushing, underwater landslide, Tom and his companions nearly lose their lives. How they overcome subocean hazards, as well as their cunning enemies, makes one of the most exciting stories to date in the Tom Swift Jr. series
Tom Swift and the visitor from Planet X by Victor Appleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit to Earth by one of Tom Swift's mysterious allies on Planet X becomes dangerously complicated by kidnapping, hijacking and earthquakes
Tom Swift and his atomic earth blaster by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 1961 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift on the phantom satellite by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1971 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consternation and panic grip the world as a strange new moon shoots earthward. Millions of people are relieved when the weird, glowing runaway moon in the sky finally goes into orbit 50,000 miles from earth. Tom Swift Jr., who has developed a machine that will produce artificial earth-type gravity in the airless void of space, makes plans to explore this new satellite. In the gigantic, atomic spaceship Titan, Tom and his associates land on the mysterious moonlet and claim the bleak but fabulously rich possession for the United States. While exploring the satellite to pinpoint the best location for setting up the young inventor's atmosphere-making machine, Swift expedition scouts discover a spaceship belonging to a hostile nation. Claiming first right to the moon because of prior landing, the foreign scientists try every means to annihilate Tom and his group. How Tom succeeds in proving the Brungarian claim invalid, and saves his associates from being set adrift in outer space, will keep the reader spellbound to the very last page of this spine-tingling adventure. - Jacket
Tom Swift and his ultrasonic cycloplane by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom finds himself involved in a dangerous adventure trying to track down the origins of a small statue made of a rare and valuable metal
On top of the world by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tom Swift tests two of his new inventions in the mountains, he learns that hunters are after the local yeti and he decides to protect this creature from them. High elevations equal high stakes for Tom! Tom is headed to Mount Everest. Not only will he get some sweet practice time in on his new foil kite snowboard, but he and Bud are going to put his latest nvention -- a robot Sherpa -- to the test. At Everst's high elevations they will really be able to run the Sherpa through its paces. But Tom can't quite focus on the tasks at hand because while there are always rumors of the mysterious Yeti, Tom thinks he's seen one. And what's more is that there's a nasty bunch of hunters on the prowl to capture the yeti "at any cost." Tom knows that some things are better left a mystery and vows to do what he can to protect this natural environment -- and any mysterious species inhabiting it
Tom Swift and his electronic retroscope by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on an expedition to the Yucatan, Tom Swift discovers records of a space armada that flew to the earth 3000 years ago
Tom Swift and the asteroid pirates by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., and his friend, Bud Barclay, uncover the plans of space pirates in the lair of the Black Cobra
Tom Swift and his aquatomic tracker by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., and his associates use their scientific know-how to recover the valuable contents of a sunken ship
Tom Swift and his deep-sea hydrodome by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and his father return to an underwater city of gold to do further exploration and discover a new source of helium
Tom Swift in the race to the moon by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift and his airship, or, The stirring cruise of the Red Cloud by Victor Appleton( Book )

20 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young inventor builds an airship, makes a trial trip, and experiences a smash-up in midair
Tom Swift and the electronic hydrolung by Victor Appleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift, Jr., and his friend, Bud Barclay, try to recover a missile, which was mysteriously thrown off course, containing valuable data from Jupiter
Tom Swift and his motor-boat, or, The rivals of Lake Carlopa by Victor Appleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom begins a new adventure on the day he purchases a damaged motorboat at auction and is threatened by a bully
 
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On top of the worldTom Swift and his airship, or, The stirring cruise of the Red CloudTom Swift and the electronic hydrolungTom Swift and his motor-boat, or, The rivals of Lake Carlopa