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Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #21) by  Victor II Appleton - 1963 - from Orielis' Books and Biblio.com

Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #21)

by Appleton, Victor II

Condition: Good


New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Good. 1963. Pictorial Cover. Pictorial boards, 178 pp, no dust jacket (as issued) , b/w endpapers showing Tom in his lab. Corners chipped and bent, some edge wear and sunning, a little chipping, light dampstaining to top edge. Text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; New Tom Swift Adventures; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 178 pages;

"A violent explosion in space touches off one of the most thrill-packed adventures in Tom Swift Jr.' s scientific career. The appalling news that a cargo rocket has disintegrated while en route with vital supplies to Swift Enterprises' research base on the asteroid, Nestria, sounds a grim warning that the lives of Nestria's personnel are at stake.
" To rescue the marooned men, Tom undertakes a hazardous voyage to Nestria, only to find the way blocked by an invisible barrier of deadly radiation created by an unknown enemy whose objective is possession of the base.
"Tension mounts at Swift Enterprises when a mysterious Oriental is shot while attempting to warn Tom that his life is in danger from the Black Cobra. The Oriental's mumbled warning, plus some revealing data collected by United States Intelligence, sends Tom winging to a secret fortress in South America for the first encounter with his inscrutable foe.
"But the decisive encounter is destined to take place in space. How Tom uses his new invention, the magnetic deflector, to crack the radiation barrier around Nestria, and how the young space scientist and his crewmen pit their wits and courage against the asteroid pirates and their diabolical leader, the Black Cobra, will hold every reader breathless with suspense. "
Age Level: Grades 4-10 .


  • Bookseller: Orielis' Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8583
  • Title: Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #21)
  • Author: Appleton, Victor II
  • Illustrator: Brey, Charles
  • Format/binding: Pictorial Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1963
  • Keywords: Vintage Children's Fiction, Adventure Fiction, Thriller Fiction, Science Fiction, Tom Swift Jr. (fictitious Character), Bud Barclay (fictitious Character), Chow The Cook (fictitious Character), Shopton (imaginary Place), Space Travel


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