Yury Ulengov was born in 1986. Ever since he got a taste for reading at 4 years of age, it remained his favorite pastime which neither movies, nor TV series or even video games could surpass. When he was six, Yury laid his hands on his first science fiction novel, which was Deathworld by Harry Harrison and which decided his literary preferences and future vocation once and for all.
Unlike most modern Russian authors whose books are now available on Amazon and whose road to publication lay through online literary portals, Yury’s manuscripts were immediately accepted by some of Russia’s leading traditional publishers. His debut trilogy based on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game was praised by the publisher as one of the most memorable releases in the series’ entire history, while his novel “Gran chelovechnosty” (A Facet of Humanity) set in the world of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 received the Rusty Artyom literary prize which is Russia’s science fiction analog of the Academy Award for the best male lead. As of today, Yury has won four major literary contests and authored twelve novels and several short stories.