The Insecure Mind of Sergei Kraev
Math is perfect; people are not.
The year is 2100 and the chaos of the early Internet era is long behind us. Mathematical proof ensures that neural implants can’t be hacked, and the Board of Reality Overseers blocks false information from spreading.
When undergraduate Sergei Kraev, who dreams of becoming a professor, is accepted into a prestigious graduate program in computer science, he is thrilled, and throws himself into his assigned research project—one important enough that if he succeeds, he’ll earn the academic appointment of his choice.
But Sergei, plagued by insecurity, falls under the influence of Sunny Kim, the beautiful and charismatic leader of a K-pop cult. Sergei then makes a decision that leads him into a terrifying trap and places the lives of billions at risk.
With the clock ticking towards catastrophe, can Sergei escape and save the world?
Weaving together compelling characters and exotic locales, The Insecure Mind of Sergei Kraev is a classic tale of love, ambition, and self-interest building to a shattering finish.
From author Drew Hansen: “An absolutely riveting read—a can’t-put-down look at a world very much like our own, but with all our trends fast-forwarded.”
From author and astronomer Bryan Gaensler: “I’ve read thousands of sci-fi stories, and the thing that stands out for me here is the originality...it deserves to be read and enjoyed widely!”
From author and technologist Cindy Alvarez: “A history told from multiple voices, an evocative projection of the world we may invent to protect us—and the ways in which humans being human can game any system—this is a fantastic read that I couldn't put down.”
About the author: Eric Silberstein holds a degree in computer science from Harvard and is a winner of the MIT TR35 prize.
About the narrator: Peter Berkrot is a recipient of the Audiofile Earphone Award and Voice Arts Award for Best Voice. The Insecure Mind of Sergei Kraev is his 500th audiobook.