The year is 2140, the average lifespan has exceded 130 and over population has become an issue that is being resolved harshly by placing dates upon everyone. When their day is up, their lives are ended. Jonas Libbey tries to make do for his wife and kids in a world where everyone's days are limited, and life is short and grim for those that don't have the skills to prove their worth in a society that will kill them when they reach their date.
John Cooper is a young man who had difficulties to enjoy life after his mother left but his love for machines takes him to a journey that will change his way of seeing things. What could have happened with John in his journey? Will he carry on his life without his mother?