by Paula Offutt
To Dream is Karen Miller’s second journal that chronicles the struggle of a group of women in the future. Karen starts this journal as she and her friends begin the process of gathering their species together. They need to get to safety before the Humans find out just how different homosexuals really are.
The bonds of friendship between Karen and the others were forged during a time only they remember and tempered in the aftermath of a unique and harrowing experience (as told in her first journal To Sleep). It is stronger than anything the galaxy can throw at them. They are joined by new friends and the bonds expand, allowing them in as if they were part of it all along. It is this bond that helps Karen to survive, to do what needs to be done to ensure the survival of the species.
Plagued by bad sleep, odd dreams, and heavy responsibilities, Karen is pushed to her limits. The System seems determined to push her even further, even if it means causing her physical harm.