- Published: May 12, 2026
Perfect is the enemy of good.
April O’Neill likes order. She’s had a meteoric career, is married to her soul mate, and has three perfect kids programmed to deliver all of the joy and none of the challenges of parenthood. As a leading software engineer, she’s been instrumental in creating these idealistic android children for people just like her, and she’s proud of her role in making the world a much better place.
Her husband, Dexter, on the other hand, is an artist who loves the messy, the unpredictable, the dirty nature of life and wants a real child. Sure, it’s inconvenient, and who knows, maybe they’ll fail miserably as parents, but who cares? It’s life, it’s love, it’s . . . real.
But when a near-accident brings a human child into their lives, April and Dexter discover an alarming truth: actual babies are not being born anymore, part of a dark plot that threatens the very existence of humanity. Suddenly the couple find themselves on a crash course with a powerful enemy—and time is quickly running out to reverse the trend and save the human race.
"An exciting and dark tale...human race to be relaced by androids." - Advanced Reviewer
Fans of Bicentennial Man and I, Robot will love this book.