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Infidel! By Armando Simon
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This bilingual edition of three satirical plays will have the reader either laughing his head off or asking for the author's head, depending on your point of view. The Peasant relates an encounter... More > between a farmer and a group of self-styled revolutionaries. The Citizenship Oral Exam taken by two women applying for citizenship results in maddening frustration for the man administering the test. Infidel is a surrealistic comedy about a Caribbean dictator who is dead but who refuses to let himself be buried. Infidel was produced at the Orlando International Fringes Festival in 2007. In Spanish and English versions.< Less
INDONESIANS: TALES FROM PARAHIYANGAN By Armando Simon
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A collection of humorous short stories about Indonesians, with a couple of ghost stories thrown in for good measure.
The Zapheads and Other Science-Fiction Stories By Armando Simon
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Science-fiction is not a genre that is usually associated with Cuban-American literature, or, for that matter, literature from anywhere in Latin America. Nonetheless, in this volume, we find the... More > ultimate addiction in "The Zapheads." In "To Tell the Truth," a well-meaning psychologist invents a device that makes people tell the truth. In "Metal Metal Everywhere," a new organism develops an appetite for metal. "Hot Real Estate" explores the finanacial angle of climate change. In "The Misanthropic Prometheus," a researcher finally finds a cure for cancer---then keeps quiet about it. And, of course, we also have the mandatory alien visitation.< Less
This That And The Other By Armando Simon
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This collection of short stories offers a wide variety of plots and moods, from the humorous to the surrealistic. Regardless, each story is unique and memorable and will entrance the reader. Among... More > the stories, "Calvin" is a young man who always has bad luck with women---abysmal luck. No matter what the situation, he always ends up with a dismal partner. "Trees" are a neo-Nazi threat and the trees are put on trial for their crimes against humanity. "Ashes to Ashes" takes place when a wife and an ex-wife fight over the husband---who happens to be dead. "Revenge" is about a neglected writer who gets even with his public. And many other stories.< Less
The Cult of Suicide and Other SciFi Stories By Armando Simon
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What if your dead child could be brought back to life? When you die, what will you find at the end of the tunnel? How should we treat visitors from outer space? How can you possibly do away with your... More > emotions? What if in Halloween the monsters came out?< Less
Fables From The Americas By Armando Simon
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A collection of fables with animals from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego mirroring the absurdities of human beings. The fables may be of foxes and skunks and toucans and manatees and hummingbirds but... More > there is no mistaking the human element in these tales.< Less
Orlando Stories By Armando Simon
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The 58 stories in this collection range over a wide variety of subject matter: hurricanes, criminals, sinkholes, scuba diving, jazz clubs, sex, surfing, nude beaches, Sea World, Disney World, racism,... More > Cuban-Americans, the terminally ill, drug addiction, conservation. And, although the stories are centered around Orlando, many of the stories also take place throughout Florida: in Miami, Tampa, Cape Canaveral, Ft. Myers and the Florida Keys ("Where the weird turn pro"). Some of the stories would be considered to be too bizarre---except they were based on true incidents.< Less
A Prison Mosaic By Armando Simon
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This is the premiere of a new type of literature: the mosaic. It is composed of numerous stories which, put together, give an overall picture and theme, yet each story (or chapter) can stand on its... More > own as an independent short story. In this instance, all of the participants of the criminal justice system are looked at---and skewered.< Less
An Evening With Edgar AllanPoe By Armando Simon
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Three adaptations of several of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories are presented for the theater. The Tell Tale Heart is a portrayal of a man who, because of paranoia, commits a horrible crime. The... More > Purloined Letter was Poe's creation of the detective genre. The Cask of Amontillado demonstrates that revenge is best served cold. The System of Professor Fether and Dr. Tarr is Poe's humorous tale of gullibility.< Less
The Feast of the Cannibals By Armando Simon
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In this play, a schoolteacher, along with his wife, are falsely accused of child molestation. The action takes place against the background of the child molestation hysteria that swept the country in... More > the mid-1980s (and to some extent has continued unabated to this day). In many ways, it parallels the Salem witch trial hysteria of the 1600s and shows to what extent will the herd mentality take society when it is skillfully manipulated by cynical, power-hungry individuals and irrational lunatics.< Less

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