Launch party for UCF grad Ciera Horton McElroy’s new book ‘Atomic Family’ happens at Zeppelin Books Saturday | Things to Do | Orlando

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‘Atomic Family’ launches at Zeppelin Books in Orlando Saturday

Boomers grew up crouching underneath their university desks as a futile technique of guarding themselves from atomic bombs Gen-Xers grew up with each the knowledge that “duck and cover” drills had been a joke and the certainty that a nuclear war would come about in our life time But Atomic Family was written by a member
of Gen Z, UCF grad Ciera Horton McElroy, and we will have to confess we are curious to see how the 50 percent-existence of nuclear anxiousness fares in this fourth era to improve up with The Bomb.

Like a radioactive isotope, it appears that anxiety mutates relatively than steadily decaying and decreasing McElroy’s novel promotions with the environmental consequences of buried nuclear waste — each the title and the plot enjoy on the hidden strategies within just the average nuclear spouse and children — a sadly not-fictional consequence at this time participating in out in the waterways of the South.

The reserve is out Feb. 28, but you can get an early copy and get it signed by the creator, far too, at this reading through. Probably she’ll toss in an anecdote about Tritagator and Dioxinator, the two radioactive alligators presently residing in the Savannah River.

6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, Zeppelin Publications, 885 N. Orange Ave., zeppelinbookstore. com, $7.