Dream Fossil. Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories from the late Satoshi Kon. These stories, published in a variety of magazines in the 1980s, give a rare glimpse of the early stages of Kon 's uniquely compelling storytelling style. The buds of dream-like themes and imaginative worldviews that would bloom in his later animated works are also readily apparent. Yet the flights of fantasy are anchored by knowing, empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each story.