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A Humanist Heroine in World of Religious Fervor: Hypatia's Feud Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated book from Ascot Park, South Australia, author Nicholas Fourikis.

Ascot Park, Australia, May 04, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Hypatia's Feud by Nicholas Fourikis. The author's most recent book to date is a 6.14 x 9.21 paperback and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Hypatia of Alexandria researches the heavens and explores the everlasting questions of our existence when the Church preaches there is no need to probe into the nature of things. She imparts new knowledge to the world when the churchmen counsel women to seek knowledge from their husbands. She tutors Jews, Christians, and Pagans while men of different religions wage wars.

Her feud with the Church reaches a climax during a debate with the Patriarch of Alexandria, who believes the Pagan scrolls of the Royal Alexandrian Library prevent the populace from accepting Christianity. “If we torch the Pagan scrolls of the library,” the patriarch proclaims during the debate, “we would uproot the weeds of confusion in God’s New Jerusalem.”

“In the Elysian Fields,” Hypatia retorts, “myriad flowers bloom and Truth, like the flowers, is registered in the scrolls of the library. If the half a million non-Christian scrolls are torched, mankind, without a memory, will descend into darkness.”

Hypatia’s feud at the dawn of the fifth century CE is our feud too, because her foes under different names are ever-present.

227 pages in length, Hypatia's Feud is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Hypatia's Feud meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, Hypatia's Feud can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432766252

Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Nicholas Fourikis, MSc, PhD, turned to literary fiction after a distinguished career in radio-astronomy culminating in the discovery of five interstellar molecules and the authoring of two university textbooks. In his first novel, Hollywood Amarroo, he chronicled the lives of two young lovers who ignored the prejudices of the sixties to defend an Aboriginal mother accused of manslaughter.

Nicholas spent several summers in Alexandria, where Hypatia’s aura touched him, and he writes, “In troubled times we can always draw the strength to continue our struggle for a better world by re-visiting Hypatia’s life. She was after all the quintessential philosopher-hero who lived and died as a humanist in a world possessed by religious fervor.”

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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