Tom Swift III

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Tom Swift III is the unofficial name of this series of juvenile science fiction adventure novels, the third to feature a protagonist named Tom Swift. Unlike the previous series, it was not created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, but was created by Wanderer Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, who had bought out the Syndicate and obtained the rights of some of the Syndicate's series. However, all gave the author as Victor Appleton, as with the previous series.[1]

This series is primarily set in outer space, with various missions to solar system locales.

This series was released in paperback format, although one hardback edition was released of the first 9 volumes.

Books in the series:

  1. The City in the Stars (1981)
  2. Terror on the Moons of Jupiter (1981)
  3. The Alien Probe (1981)
  4. The War in Outer Space (1981)
  5. The Astral Fortress (1981)
  6. The Rescue Mission (1981)
  7. Ark Two (1982)
  8. Crater of Mystery (1983)
  9. The Gateway to Doom (1983)
  10. The Invisible Force (1983)
  11. Planet of Nightmares (1984)


  1. ^ "The Third Tom Swift Series". Retrieved 5 March 2014.