Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle! We're used to judges quoting Star Trek in their judicial opinions — but a judge gets extra credit for quoting both Trek and the Tom Swift novels. And did you know Taser originally stood for "Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle"? » 10/09/13 4:40pm 10/09/13 4:40pm

10 Science Fiction Books That Changed the Course of History

Many science fiction books imagine strange new worlds — but only a few science fiction books have actually changed the world we live in. A few visionary authors have managed to make such an impression that they left the world a vastly different place. » 8/18/11 10:00am 8/18/11 10:00am

Does Tom Swift Need Daddy Issues?

The man behind Men In Black is ready to throw his support behind a new scifi adventure series, Tom Swift. But what's the idea of making Swift a father-son adventure series? » 6/01/09 12:48pm 6/01/09 12:48pm

Rick Brant: Making Mysteries (Sort of) Scientific Since 1947

You ever find yourself thinking how much better the Hardy Boys would be if they were a little more like Tom Swift? Yeah, me neither. Yet Rick Brant did just that. And he completely rocks.
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100-Year-Old Inventor of the Taser Goes to Space, Makes Movie

The Tom Swift adventure novels have been optioned by former Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht for a new Web, TV and film franchise. Tom Swift has been zooming around the universe and building retro-gadgets in nearly 100 books for roughly a century. What's taken Hollywood so long to pay attention? » 11/27/07 2:00pm 11/27/07 2:00pm