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May 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Gabriel Rodriguez in Coconut Grove!


May 25, 2023
6:30 pm


Books & Books in Coconut Grove
3409 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Books & Books presents…



Periodic East

Thursday, May 25th, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coconut Grove


Books & Books is thrilled to present an in-person evening with Gabriel Rodriguez to discuss his book, Periodic East.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

It’s been six years since First Contact was assumed to be made with another intellectual species, but everything known came to an end when The Blast occurred and the world entered Nuclear Winter. A young man named Tiberius reluctantly leads a small group of survivors through the New Ice Age and finds a human-like footprint in the snow, the first sign that their group is not alone in the Ice Jungle. Hundreds of miles above Earth, Icarus is a state-of-the-art satellite space station that shines like a burnt pixel in the tundra sky. Onboard, Sam is a Liaison facing his own demons when he finds himself simultaneously the only person in the space station and believes he has discovered a stowaway.

Periodic East is an exhilarating journey of human morality and perseverance that persists in our past and future. Rodríguez revolutionizes the science fiction genre and creates a relatable and fresh story sure to transcend time.”- Marcela Rondon, Highlights Newsmagazine

“A read full of intrigue that forces you to turn the pages to discover the mysteries of a dystopian world, through the interactions of human survivors on an orbiting space station and the pursuit of an alien who might pose more questions than answers. Periodic East seamlessly combines space operas and fast-paced dystopian thrillers. It’s a must-read for fans of sci-fi in general.”- JP McDonald, Author of Beyond Forsaken Worlds

About the Author:

Gabriel L. Rodríguez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. From a young age, he was fascinated by movies, video games, comic books, and any other form of storytelling he could get his hands on. He majored in English at Florida International University in Miami, where he got his Bachelors, and then went to film school where he got a Masters in Motion Picture and Television with a screenwriting focus at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Gabriel has always gotten inspiration for his stories from the most unlikely places; a stain on the floor, a family pet, or last night’s leftovers.

Today, Gabriel works as a teacher in Miami, Florida, where he teaches Creative Writing, Film, Theory of Knowledge, and is the Advisor for the school literary magazine. He also enjoys traveling with his wife, Katherine, and having not-so-one-sided conversations with their cat, Lola.