Charles Render is the Shaper – a psychoanalyst and a mechanic of dreams. In a warm womb of metal his patients dream their neuroses, while Render, intricately connected to their brains, dreams with them, makes delicate adjustments and ultimately explains and heals. Eileen Shallot is a resident in psychiatry who wants desperately to become a Shaper. She has been blind since birth. She’s told that it’s impossible for her to become a Shaper – but can Render help her?