Comatose follows the lives of four strangers who are trying to cheat death. On the surface, these people – a famous Hollywood director suffering from terminal brain cancer, a budding scientist in Artificial Intelligence whose honeymoon tragically ended with a freak plane accident, an angry orphan who lost her closest family to a tragic motorcycle accident, and the leading medical expert in treating comatose patients – appear to have nothing in common.
However, once they independently uncover a link between lucid dreaming and comas, their lives start to intersect. They uncover astounding opportunities to ease individual suffering and pain as they crisscross different time periods and distant locations in their odysseys. And the startling revelation around why we really dream becomes critical in their emotional journeys.
Unexpected alliances eventually form, including the addition of new players from a nearly extinct aboriginal Malaysian tribe, a Korean technology conglomerate, and a state-of-the art medical artificial intelligence. The competing factions careen forward into a life-threatening race for survival and supremacy, ultimately leading to an exciting conclusion where bringing closure supersedes traditional views of “good” triumphing over “evil”.