Violent religious bigotry takes it on the chin in this compelling historical science-fiction rendition of the story of the beautiful and brilliant Alexandrian Greek who some have called history's greatest woman. Past, present,and future collide in this lusty yet literate love story. True to life, all that's best in life appears side-by-side in this story with all that's worst, all told with brutal honesty. Khan Amore's lovingly-presented novel, Hypatia, is intimate, even scintillating, but its refusal to condemn permissive pre-Christian morals makes it such an iconoclastic statement in these repressive times that you may feel safer reading it in private. If you are someone who is capable of considering views that are out of keeping with currently-fashionable dogma, and prefer to take your truths uncut and without a sugar-coating, you'll be captivated, fortified, and maybe even uplifted by this book, although, no doubt, there are some that will be traumatized by the many secrets blithely told. If anyone has ever written a book like this before, I've certainly never come across it. A powerful, literate, shockingly frank page-turner.