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James Duffy

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eDream is the newest tech phenomenon, allowing users to choose the setting, story, and people within their lucid dreams. But euphoria turns to nightmare when a company insider working for a terrorist regime plans to turn eDream into a weapon of mass destruction.



Short Summary

Tech genius Bob Cole develops cutting-edge lucid dreaming software to allow him to reunite with his dead son in his dreams each night. He and girlfriend Nina Russo, a TV science reporter, develop the program into the massively successful eDream device.


Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Nina Russo

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Outspoken,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Charming,Engaging,Educated,Underdog,Heroic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Bob Cole

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Leader,Modest,Skillful,Secretive,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Scott Williams

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jonas Darwood

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Greedy,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Skillful,Visionary,Secretive,Unapologetic

About The Author

James Duffy is the author of two historical adventure novels, Sand of the Arena and The Fight For Rome, both from McBooks Press. In addition to writing novels, Jim is a TV documentary director/writer and stage show/radio producer. He has written and produced the multimedia touring shows This Is The ‘60s and This Is The ‘70s, blending documentary filmmaking with live musical performance. He is also the creator, writer, and producer of the This Is The ‘60s syndicated radio series. He began writing professionally in 1974 as a producer/copywriter for the CBS affiliate in Miami. He and his family live in South Carolina.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Kindle Press

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available







Bob is a scientist who designs a machine that will let people control their dreams. They can explore their wildest dreams and spend time with people they have loved and lost. The program is a massive hit but the company wants to use to to destroy a large portion of the population. Nina , a reporter, tries to stop the second version from being released to the public.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: EXCELLENT

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD


Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story starts with a sad moment where Bob tries to save his son from drowning. There are many science fiction stories where the catalyst for the experiments are a personal loss.

Possible Drawbacks

The book is very predictable. A new fantastic technology is created and someone wants to use it for devious purposes. It seems like a wonderful product but the population becomes addicted to it. To avoid this, the plot would have to have a different focus. The antagonist could be from inside the dreamscape.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Bob has created a way for people to enter and control their dreams, but it is dangerous to the users if the technology falls into the wrong hands. I would watch this movie for the sci-fi elements and the perspective of humans desire to fulfill their dreams.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase if the story were made more unique. Being able to control your dream world or live out your fantasies has been done before. There needs to be elements of the story that are different then a major company trying to use the technology against the users.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. It is not breaking new ground in the sci-fi genre and does not boast extraordinary visual effects.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The story is somewhat original with the technology. The eDream allows you to be fully aware of your dreams during REM sleep. Then it allows you to connect with family and friends even those who are deceased. Outside of the technology, the story is similar to many others.

Lead Characters

The lead character is a strong female journalist who isn't afraid to speak her mind or stand up for what is right. Bob is a brilliant scientist who suffered from a horrible loss and throws himself into his work. Neither character is unique, but they are developed enough for the roles they play in the story.

Uniqueness of Story

This is a an average science fiction film. It is still entertaining for the mainstream audiences but does not bring anything new to the table. It could be improved by breaking the formula with the antagonist.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming, TV Series - Network, TV Series - Cable, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation



The story is well written and entertaining. It does not introduce new ideas but is solid compared to other similar stories.