Dmitry Alexeevich Glukhovsky (Russian: Дми́трий Алексе́евич Глухо́вский, born June 12, 1979) is a Russian author and journalist known for Sci-Fi, Magic-Realism, and his exploration of social and political structures. He began writing his first novel, Metro 2033, at the age of 18, and then published it on his website in 2002, available for all to read for free. The novel has become an interactive experiment, drawing in over 3 million readers worldwide. It was published in print form in 2005 in Russia, and 2010 in Great Britain and the U.S. It has since been made into a hugely successful video game series for the Xbox 360, Play Station 4 and PC.