Oliver is an android in the city of Nok Tiris. It is a harsh, futuristic society clinging to life on a desolate planet. The androids are called drones, and their function is to fill gaps in society and keep the city in working order. A drone's life is mapped out from the moment of creation, and Oliver was no different...until last night. During his last hibernation cycle, an anomaly occurred. Oliver had a dream. Confused by what this could mean, Oliver journeys to Io Tower where he meets his makers: Drs. Malone and Samuel. Dr. Malone is fascinated and wants to help. Dr. Samuel is afraid. In a private meeting, she claims they should kill Oliver before they are punished for creating a drone that questions authority. During this discussion, Oliver seizes the opportunity to search the tower databases and discovers a door from his dream is actually within the tower! He makes a run for it. When the doctors realize Oliver is gone, Malone pursues, hoping to reach Oliver before he causes any ...
Androids are not supposed to dream.