Here are some earlier Tom Swift books, this time from the twenties. Tom Swift books were a series of science fiction adventure novels published between 1910 and the 2007, numbering over 100. They were written by "Victor Appleton" which was a pseudonym for numerous ghost writers over the life of the series. Tom was usually a teenager, who was very scientifically inclined and inventive. Many of the inventions in the books directly inspired actual ones, including the TASER, which is an acronym for "Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle".