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"
Chanticleer Book Reviews

Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for Science Fiction

When Bogdan Bogdanov, a brilliant scientist, creates Semmant, a robot living inside a computer, he feels on top of the world. 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 for the irresistible Lidia, Semmant’s artificial mind faces a new challenge. The robot becomes involved in a genuine human drama and is forced to confront the cruelty of real life. He discovers the eternal joy of what it means to have free will, but it takes him to a destination no one could have predicted.

This is a tale of lust and affection, an erotically charged story of betrayal and murder. It explores the scope of human feelings from a truly unique point of view. Universal chaos and the strict laws of society; precise mathematical rules and the elusive nature of love: all interact and clash, working together and against one another. Tragedy looms, but free will fights back – bringing hope that lasts forever.