Young Simon tells his audience that he's the Governor General of the Ramada Space Corps, an alien who has been sent to infiltrate Earth and awaits the return of his superiors. But the truth may be more than his brain is prepared to accept.

Graham Tallman's Codename: Simon is a quiet exploration of the stories that we spin to isolate ourselves from our grief. For Simon, his sense of disconnection, the sudden absence of people from his life—it's all neatly explained by his narrative, at least until he's ready to admit what is truly going on around him.

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