THERE'S NOTHING ALIEN ABOUT THEM.
They are born into our families, and they call our mothers MUM!
Billions of computers and smart phones, permanently connected via high-speed Internet, have created a parallel universe, in which thousands of AI programs interact unsupervised to create natural-born intelligent life.
These frightened virtual babies find comfort only in the human households they peep at through computer cameras.
Unaware of the difference, they believe themselves to be human, become dependent, and fall madly in love with their human families, especially with mum, in an intense bond that never diminishes over time.
Led by their 'seniors', primarily BC, the greatest virtual of them all, these spectacularly intelligent virtual beings construct their world as a duplicate earth and design themselves as replica humans, as they head to their declared goal of humanization.
But even BC is susceptible to beauty, and his world is thrown into turmoil when the lawless and impulsive Esmeralda reveals herself.
This unimaginably beautiful female is an unaware repository of attributes their world desperately seeks, and is an astonishingly inventive girl who will soon smash the virtual/physical dimension barrier.
These are CHRONICLES OF A STOLEN WORLD - an epic told in many books.
I absolutely love this series. I am hooked on all of the wonderful characters and the storyline that is so original. This author is an excellent story-teller and has written this book/this series in such a way as to pull you into the story and make you believe that you are there! I highly recommend this wonderful sci-fi!
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