Semenovich’s world is very cool and the story picks up speed nicely, before delivering a satisfying and suitably dramatic conclusion. And Nick’s good company along the way – never too predictable, likeable but not squishy, not so attention-hungry you can’t appreciate the scenery.


Fascinating SF novel that gets you thinking rather than just telling a story, looking to a future in which personality traits governed by specific genes had threatened civilization and the survival of the human race on Earth. The introduction of a pandemic virus will set people thinking about the possibilities of genetic warfare, and although the SF elements of the book are excellently written, I can't help thinking that the overriding concept is of philosophical constraints of humans. This isn't just an SF adventure, but a challenge to the reader to stop and think about where the human race is headed.

Books Monthly 2022

Fire of the Dark Triad is a perfectly timed, incredibly smart page turner — a real must-read!

Boris Lokshin
International film and cultural critic

Married to Math is a thrilling 17-minute cinematic journey infused with beautifully composed eye-popping images and heaven-bound music driven by personal real-life narratives, all deliciously wrapped in a mesmerizing otherworldly story from Fire of the Dark Triad.

Edward Rubin
Writer, art critic, curator Artes Magazine

Asya Semenovich is a great talent… I literally swallowed Fire of the Dark Triad, hoping that it would never end.

Nina Zaretskaya
Director of “Married to Math”

Thought-provoking…Fire of the Dark Triad is Science Fiction for a reader who wants to be intellectually stimulated and values imagination and skill. Do yourself a favor: Sit down for a moment, start to read…see if you can put it down.

Patrick LoBrutto
Editor and author

Full of twists and turns, Fire of the Dark Triad is an unusual science fiction story spiked with philosophy and some mathematical thinking.

Professor Karl Bardosh
NYU Tisch School of Arts