Nearest future. The first years after the New Great Depression. Dream Adventures Inc. is a company that buys people's dreams and sells them worldwide. Now everyone can watch and feel things they have never seen before. The job of a dream buyer is to find dreamers in their assigned territory, have them sign a contract with the company and deliver their dreams. The Emeralds are the most expensive dreams. Dream buyer Gary Jibbons meets Valerie, an extraordinary dreamer who is able to see five to seven Emeralds per month. They fall in love with each other but soon after that Gary has to go up against his own company to save Valerie.