Gaynor signs books, presents play

Writer Alan Gaynor celebrates his 60th birthday with a book signing of his book "Language Bound," set in the year 2063. In the story, the moon is the high ground in the struggle among the combative representatives of three societies. The moon is represented by the Chairman, a libertarian and mutant, who believes that genomic self-transformation is our destiny.

On Earth's surface, the United States has become a Christian nation as it vies for dominion. Hidden underground and undersea, Saul Baum and the leaderless members of the secular creed of Protagonism believe in the need to harness logic.

In all this chaos, there is a murder that needs to be solved by Ben Song, a private detective.

Whew.

In addition to the signing, the play "Mirror: The Act of Acceptance" will be performed. The play was adapted by David A. McElroy from the "NowFree" chapter Gaynor's book.

Other festivities include a potluck buffet and musical entertainment by Jars of Jam. The free event takes place from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at University Unitarian Universalist Society, 11648 McCulloch Road, Orlando.