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Nick Troy is a Russian-speaking Ukrainian writer, author of several novels in the genres of cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic fiction and fantasy.
Born October 29, 1983 in Donetsk, Ukraine, he was given the name of Nikolay Borodin. But later he discovered the existence of a living writer with just the same name and hence took the pen name of Nick Troy.
Before becoming a professional writer, he studied History and Religion, majored in Journalism, went in for drawing, wrote several songs for rock groups and spent some time leading a historical rubric in a local newspaper.
Published his first book, a post-apocalyptic novel "Head in the Noose", in 2011. That was when he chose a full-time career in writing. The next two books, a cyberpunk series of "Neironet" and "Neironet 2: Offline Mode", were also bought by publishers, while his fantasy novel "Kill a Hero' was self-published on the web.
A winner of the “Russia For Immortals” writing contest, held in 2011 by the “Russia 2045” movement.
Nick Troy's "Internet Hate Machine" is the first book in a series of three techno-thrillers dealing with the incipient competition between the real world and the virtual one in the nearest future which, according to the author, would see the beginning of the information singularity. The rights for this book in Russia were purchased by “AST-Astrel,” one of the country’s largest publishers, and a gaming company “Ravelin” is going to make a computer game adaptation of it.