In a strangely archaic future, a war is coming between Normals and telepathic Teeps; only Agent Ross and a Teep called Honor can prevent it.
Norton, a discontented tour guide of a cruise ship in space, is on a one-way trip to nothingness until he meets the supernaturally old Irma; she wants to go to Earth -- a planet long since destroyed.
The Commuter, Ed Jacobson, is a down-trodden train station attendant whose main goal is to simply get through life unscathed; one day he encounters a mysterious woman who sets him on a journey to a town that doesn't exist.
Ed has his life turned upside down, and his wife Sally's worst fears come true, when he meets femme fatale Jill, a "chimera" or synthetic being who is as beautiful as she is deadly.
Sarah discovers that her life is inextricably linked to that of George, a brilliant game designer. Both are pursuing violent killers whose plans could have shattering consequences, while also trying to escape the pain of their lives via a VR device.
Vera and her cold-hearted husband Silas have a complicated marriage; when Silas returns from a dangerous mission to Rexor IV, Vera is delighted to see that he's changed; however, she soon starts to have doubts if he's really the same man.
Young hero Jack must save the human race while coming to terms with the disillusionment of childhood as he is among the first to realize that humans are being replaced by dangerous aliens.
Society has collapsed, but a massive manufacturing plant continues to operate according to the principles of consumerism -- people must be denied freedom of choice and free will; a small group of humans decides to shut down the factory for good.
When 15-year-old Foster moves from a small town to the big futuristic city, she is consumed with paranoia and fear by the urban society's emphasis on security and terrorist prevention.
A man hangs dead from a lamppost, ignored and apparently murdered after a politician running for office encourages the public toward violence; when one man dares to speak up in protest, he instantly becomes a new target.