Yury Nikitin is a Russian writer who has published over 60 fantasy and science fiction novels sold millions of copies in total.
He was born in 1939 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. At the age of 18, his thirst for adventure drove him to Siberia where he spent several years as a lumberman and rafter, then a geologist exploring the lands where, literally, no foot of man had stepped before. Back in Kharkiv, he became a foundry worker, while being appreciated by local media as a part-time columnist and artist.
Wrote his first short stories in 1965, just for fun. His first novel (Fire Worshippers, featuring his colleagues from the foundry) was a success, and in 1976 he became a full-time writer. Later, a conflict with Ukrainian Communists made him move to Moscow in 1983.
After the collapse of Communism in Russia, he founded one of the first private publishing companies in the country and managed it for several years. Then he quit this job to devote himself to writing only.
Having written The Three from the Forest, a Russian bestseller, Yury Nikitin became a recognized founder of Slavic fantasy. His early books have converted many people to Russian Paganism, yet over time he acquired more sympathy for Christianity, especially its Protestant branch.
Being fluent in English and an avid reader, Yury Nikitin used to have a home library of over 5,000 books, mainly British and American science fiction works. However, now he prefers e-books, as they are more convenient.
Today Yury Nikitin is one of the most famous and successful writers in Russia. Still working hard on his new books, he lives in a country house near Moscow with his wife and a pet boxer. The things he loves include ants (yes!), sweet black coffee, high-end computers and gadgets, and online strategies. An active supporter of Transhumanism, he has a cryonic contract and uses regular exercise, diet and pharmaceutical means to keep himself as young and vigorous as one can be. Yes, he would really want to live forever.
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In the Very Beginning
By Yury Nikitin
Published: December 3, 2013.
Do you think no biblical adventure can surprise you? Try this unusual account of events from the Creation to the Flood! See some scenes from the points of view of angels and the Lord Himself. Get answers to the questions you never dared to ask. Where does God come from? Why did He need to create our world? What was the true reason that Adam and Eve were banished from Eden? Read to find out!
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