It’s the future, and there’s a great divide in rainy Tokyo. Upper City separates itself from Lower City, where the streets are filthy and the people hungry for salvation, but life goes on, because in Tokyo, Upper City is the one in control.
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Dream Chasing is illegal in the Lower City parts. Only the elite, all in Upper City, may indulge in going into someone else’s dream. A Dream Chaser, a person with a strong imagination, has the ability to go into a dream and harvest energy from it. Dream Energy can be sold for profit.
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Peter soon learns that Dream Chasing isn’t all that; staying alive in the real world will be the hard part.
Dystopian Scifi Series: Book 1 (approximately 70+ pages; science fiction, thriller)