The Matrix Series consists of five books written by Val Valerian. Some of the content from these books has been extrapolated into element of the various plots from the Matrix films made and directed by the Wachowski siblings. Most of the information sourced (as these books are considered non-fiction) is taken out of context from its original form. Of course, this is far from a new revelation when it comes to studio made, million dollar films. But more to the point here is these books are well conceived, crafted andwritten conspiracy theories which are epic is scope.
So for sake of argument, if these books turned out to be non-fiction and the wool of reality has been pulled over the eyes of the human race regarding almost everything, it is a game changer. (Ironically enough, Valerian refers to our human reality that we are floating out way through as The Game.) But let's assume what is written in these books is more accurately assigned as fiction or even science fiction. They are the most elaborately detailed stories I've read in a long time. Once you get over the provocative themes (lots of alien stuff in them), they unfold and deepen in plot, detail & philosophy.
One of the oddest facts about these books which I have trouble resolving is that they are expensive to buy and hard to get your hands on. Are they that important? Or not important at all? I'm not sure, but I have really enjoyed this rabbit hole I'm been running down lately.