Hundreds of years ago, a self-replicating robotic fleet brought human embryos from Earth to the Vaskania system to establish a colony on the tidally-locked eyeball world, Vaskania Prime. But a mystery has confounded the settlers from their earliest days. All who fall asleep on the planet’s surface find themselves in a shared alternate reality: the Dream World. And some dreamers never wake up.
The Renouncers of Oneiri Station have dedicated their lives to exploring the Dream World. On a routine excursion, two Renouncers discover a clue left behind by the founder of their order—one that promises to upend their understanding of the planet’s history and the Dream World’s origins. As they race to unravel the Dream World’s secrets, the ancient powers that have been waiting inside it are beginning to stir.