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The author of the book: Tony Taylor
Date of issue: November 2nd 2008
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Eric Hoffer Book Awards Honorable Mention for Legacy Fiction
Warmones, hormones, and conscience compete for the souls of young pilots in the VietNam war. An air combat tale of whimsical intelligence and vivid realism.
It’s 1967 in DaNang, Vietnam, as new pilot Steve Mylder reports for duty to his fighter squadron and meets fellow pilot Avery Aughton. Avery is cocky, unbearably patriotic, and outrageously successful with women--everything Steve is not! Yet they become friends as they drink together at the DOOM Club bar and learn the ropes of air combat together. As they dogfight in the air, their mutual friend Sub-Lieutenant Sam the Collie--who thinks he’s a fighter pilot too--parallels their war by dogfighting on the ground against his rival Charlie, a junkyard mutt.
Steve, unenthusiastic about the war, fights for his life in the skies over North Vietnam but battles for his soul against the Red Baron of his nightmares. Avery--master of the art of combat seduction--acquires a measure of humility as he thunders fifty feet over a North Vietnamese beach, looks down and locks eyes with an improbable bikini-clad woman … and falls into hopeless love. Both pilots seem on-track to survive their tours of duty when Avery is shot down and Steve has to face himself--balancing imagination against reality--in the aftermath of a rescue attempt.
In Counters, former air force pilot Tony Taylor weaves whimsical humor and authentic details of air combat into a brooding yet fanciful tapestry, illuminating the hormones and warmones that impel young men to war and stupidity.
This book is destined to become a classic. The story is told by a young Air Force pilot caught up in the Viet-Nam war. He takes the reader, both mentally and physically, inside the minds and bodies of young men on the battlefield. The reader will fully sense how it feels to fly a F-4C Phantom II fighter jet. The vivid description of battles fought in the air, and also in barracks and clubhouse on the base where these young men live come to life. It’s a searing question of survival. The reader will finally deeply understand the camaraderie, as well as the life-long brotherhood of young men who have lived through a war together. The author is an extraordinarily gifted writer, who claims to have navigated spacecraft to every planet in the solar system. He makes that claim almost believable.
– US Review of Books (for Hoffer Award Honorable Mention in Legacy Fiction)
An honest, engaging tale of living through war….a vivid contrast between swaggering language and graceful, even prose, which is underscored with deep internal subtext….brings a balanced and original perspective to a genre too often dominated by the action.
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Read information about the authorPilot, spacecraft navigator, author: Tony Taylor flew fighters in the Air Force and later navigated NASA spacecraft to all eight planets of the solar system, adding minor planet Pluto in 2015 to maintain bragging rights for “all the planets” in case it’s promoted to full planethood again.
His latest novel, The Darkest Side of Saturn, reflects many of his NASA experiences and won several honors, including First Place for Commercial Fiction in the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Awards and Book of the Year in the 2015 Arizona Literary Contest. His first novel, Counters, drew on air combat experiences in Vietnam and won an Honorable Mention in the Hoffer Awards. Both books made the Short List for Grand Prize in that contest.
Tony lives with his wife Jan in Sedona, Arizona. He may not be the only interplanetary navigator in Sedona, land of vortices and UFO enthusiasts, but he’s probably the only one who actually worked for NASA.
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