Tom Swift series (some done)

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Post by RalphCrown » October 7th, 2013, 3:52 pm

Sorry if I'm out of line, I'm new here.

Seeing that the works of Jules Verne are popular here, I guessed that the Tom Swift books would be as well. A search turned up nothing. At least some of them should be PD in the US, the first came out in 1910:

http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/4230

Any takers? Again, I'm new, but I'd be willing to coordinate. Or even do it solo. Unless these books are still under copyright somehow.
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Post by annise » October 7th, 2013, 3:57 pm

There are a number already available if you just search for Tom Swift
http://librivox.org/group/513 - I don't know how many were made altogether

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Post by BellonaTimes » October 8th, 2013, 4:25 am

The ones we can record (pre-1923)
Books in the original Tom Swift series[1][edit]

Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle; or, Fun and Adventure on the Road, 1910
Tom Swift and His Motor Boat; or, The Rivals of Lake Carlopa, 1910
Tom Swift and His Airship; or, The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud, 1910
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat; or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure, 1910
Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout; or, The Speediest Car on the Road, 1910
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message; or, The Castaways of Earthquake Island, 1911
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers; or, The Secret of Phantom Mountain, 1911
Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice; or, The Wreck of the Airship, 1911
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer; or, The Quickest Flight on Record, 1911
Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle; or, Daring Adventures on Elephant Island, 1911
Tom Swift in the City of Gold; or, Marvelous Adventures Underground, 1912
Tom Swift and His Air Glider; or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure, 1912
Tom Swift in Captivity; or, A Daring Escape by Airship, 1912
Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera; or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures, 1912
Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, On the Border for Uncle Sam, 1912
Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon; or, The Longest Shots on Record, 1913
Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone; or, The Picture That Saved a Fortune, 1914
Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship; or, The Naval Terror of the Seas, 1915
Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel; or, The Hidden City of the Andes, 1916
Tom Swift In the Land of Wonders; or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold, 1917
Tom Swift and His War Tank; or, Doing His Bit for Uncle Sam, 1918
Tom Swift and His Air Scout; or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky, 1919
Tom Swift and His Undersea Search; or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic, 1920
Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters; or, Battling with Flames in the Air, 1921
Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive; or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails, 1922

There are also a few from the 1950's we've done whose copyright wasn't re-upped.
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Post by RalphCrown » October 8th, 2013, 12:49 pm

Thanks to both of you for responding.

The list has 25 books. The link shows 12 done. Two of those are from the TS Jr series, so that's ten done out of the list, leaving 15 still to do.

Am I wrong? What am I missing?
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Post by chocoholic » October 8th, 2013, 1:00 pm

RalphCrown wrote:Am I wrong? What am I missing?
If we don't have a public domain book, it's either because there isn't an online text available or because nobody has chosen to record it yet.

Here's a list of titles on Gutenberg. The search for "tom swift" pulls up 32 results but some are duplicates and some are audiobooks. They are all most likely public domain in the US but I haven't checked (you can find this by clicking on a title, then looking under the Bibrec tab).
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=tom+swift

p.s. You aren't missing anything :)
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Post by heathcliffe » October 11th, 2013, 8:15 am

I'd like to bc Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat.
Hopefully will appear in the Launching forum soon.

Edited by Admin: This project is now open for readers here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49049

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Post by bjoy » February 4th, 2014, 8:49 pm

There isn't a Librivox recording of the first book in the Tom Swift series! There should be! I'd love to read it!

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4230
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Post by praChirp » March 14th, 2014, 2:21 am

I would contribute as well. Just a note, LV is currently recording a Tom Swift book by Appleton already: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=49049

Perhaps Claire and MaryAnn, who are coordinating the current Tom Swift book, would be willing to take this up later.

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Post by ColleenMc » November 19th, 2020, 8:43 am

Updated list of Tom Swift books, with links to texts for unrecorded ones, and recordings for books completed/cataloged at Librivox, as of 11/19/2020:


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TOM SWIFT BOOKS PUBLISHED 1924 OR PRIOR

Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle; or, Fun and Adventure on the Road, 1910
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4230


Tom Swift and His Motor Boat; or, The Rivals of Lake Carlopa, 1910
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2273


Tom Swift and His Airship; or, The Stirring Cruise of the Red Cloud, 1910
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-airship-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat; or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure, 1910
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-submarine-boat-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout; or, The Speediest Car on the Road, 1910
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-electric-runabout-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift and His Wireless Message; or, The Castaways of Earthquake Island, 1911
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-wireless-message-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers; or, The Secret of Phantom Mountain, 1911
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-among-the-diamond-makers-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice; or, The Wreck of the Airship, 1911
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3734


Tom Swift and His Sky Racer; or, The Quickest Flight on Record, 1911
COMPLETED:https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-sky-racer-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle; or, Daring Adventures on Elephant Island, 1911
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3777


Tom Swift in the City of Gold; or, Marvelous Adventures Underground, 1912
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4711


Tom Swift and His Air Glider; or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure, 1912
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/952


Tom Swift in Captivity; or, A Daring Escape by Airship, 1912
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-in-captivity-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera; or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures, 1912
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1283


Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, On the Border for Uncle Sam, 1912
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4635


Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon; or, The Longest Shots on Record, 1913
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1361


Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone; or, The Picture That Saved a Fortune, 1914
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4532


Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship; or, The Naval Terror of the Seas, 1915
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-aerial-warship-or-the-naval-terror-of-the-seas-by-victor-appleton/

Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel; or, The Hidden City of the Andes, 1916
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-big-tunnel-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift In the Land of Wonders; or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold, 1917
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-in-the-land-of-wonders/


Tom Swift and His War Tank; or, Doing His Bit for Uncle Sam, 1918
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-his-war-tank-by-victor-appleton/


Tom Swift and His Air Scout; or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky, 1919
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1284


Tom Swift and His Undersea Search; or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic, 1920
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1362


Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters; or, Battling with Flames in the Air, 1921
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1363


Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive; or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails, 1922
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1364


Tom Swift and His Flying Boat; or, Castaways of the Giant Iceberg, 1923
NOT YET RECORDED: No online text at PG, Internet Archive, Google Books or Hathi that I could find at this time

Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher; or, The Treasure of Goby Farm, 1924
NOT YET RECORDED:https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x001497563&view=1up&seq=9


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LATER TOM SWIFT/TOM SWIFT JR. BOOKS CONFIRMED IN PUBLIC DOMAIN (PER PROJECT GUTENBERG)

Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope, 1939
NOT YET RECORDED: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21188


Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X, 1961
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-the-visitor-from-planet-x-by-victor-appleton-ii/


Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
COMPLETED: https://librivox.org/tom-swift-and-the-electronic-hydrolung-by-victor-appleton/

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Post by ColleenMc » November 19th, 2020, 8:52 am

Because I'm already procrastinating today, I decided to start the first Tom Swift book (and His Motorcycle) as a group project, I'll add the link to the above post when it's underway!

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Post by gweeks » November 23rd, 2020, 4:14 pm

Faded page has the rest of them. You will have to pay attention to the publication date. I never tried to push them to pg as the pd date has changed.

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Post by sjmarky » November 25th, 2020, 4:10 pm

Yeah, I did TS and the Visitor from Planet X. It is one of only two TS, Jr. titles that slipped through copyright renewal. I looked at the earlier TS titles, and man, they are really, really racist, so that was a bit of a turnoff.

BTW, TS and His Motorcycle is currently in Readers Wanted and is completely open.
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