Vadim Babenko

Literary and contemporary fiction. Writing that transcends genre.

SEMMANT by Vadim Babenko

Never tamper with love – especially if you’re a genius!

"This is one of the best books that I have recently read"
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Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for Science Fiction

Bogdan Bogdanov, a brilliant but reclusive scientist, creates Semmant, a highly sophisticated AI program. Semmant takes on the capital markets and makes money with the ruthless efficiency of a machine. Bogdan grows richer by the day, but when he falls deeply in love, the artificial mind he has created faces a new challenge. Semmant becomes embroiled in a genuine human drama and is forced to confront the cruelty of real life. He discovers the joy of free will, but it takes him to a destination no one could have predicted.

This is a tale of lust and passion – an erotically charged story of betrayal and murder. It explores the nature of the human spirit from a truly unique standpoint. What is more elusive, it asks, the ‘real’ or the ‘virtual’? In which realm are emotions bolder and feelings purer? And, when tragedy looms, can free will prevail?