Nick Troy


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.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Traditional publishing has limits. Self-publishing on the web has virtually none. I think it is a useful experience.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is the disappointed hopes of mankind. At the turn of the twenty-first century we were promised that the Internet would bring all nations closer together and reunite the humanity as the single entity it should be. But the governments of the largest countries did not allow that. Instead, they changed the cyberspace into a weapon, an instrument of power and business. My book is about a group of people who are dissatisfied with the present state of things and who decided to change it. This group, the Internet Hate Machine, is rather similar to the actually existing hacker group known as Anonymous.
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Where to find Nick Troy online



Number Ten
Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The scientists are trying to create a perfect digital copy of human mind. What if they succeed...and lose control over it?
Internet Hate Machine
Series: Internet Hate Machine, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The secret world is close. To see it, just put the right glasses on. A great battle is being fought there. The weapons are hi-tech gadgets, the soldiers are computer nerds, and the aim is to change the world. Yes, a bunch of hackers dared to challenge the powers that be. Will they succeed? Or will the ruthless hounds of the mysterious Master track and destroy them?

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