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Cover of The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front
Victor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and its successors, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books.
The following series have been published under the Victor Appleton name:
- Tom Swift, 1910-1941
- Motion Picture Chums, 1913-1916
- Moving Picture Boys, 1913-1922
- Movie Boys, 1926-1927
- Don Sturdy, 1925-1935
- Tom Swift, Jr., 1954-1971 (technically, "Victor Appleton II")
- Tom Swift (Third Series), 1981-1984
- Tom Swift (Fourth Series), 1991-1993
Contract authors of these books writing under the name "Victor Appleton" included James Duncan Lawrence, Howard Roger Garis, John W. Duffield, W. Bert Foster, Debra Doyle with James D. Macdonald, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, Robert E. Vardeman, Thomas M. Mitchell.