Heretics is a 38,000 word novella originally published by Delirium Books in 2001. It remains a very hard to find edition, originally only produced as a 50-copy hardcover and 250-copy trade paperback run. Now the novella has been reprinted as a digital edition so that a wider audience can experience what many insiders state is classic Gifune!
From the original introduction (which has not been reprinted with this edition), Brian Hopkins stated: "Heretics is a coming home story. It’s all about redemption and resolution, about facing the demons that took you from the people and places you once loved. It’s also about alienation, but whereas most writers would have overdone that element of the story, Greg is smart and talented enough to let it work on its own. We see—and more importantly we understand—how Harry, Rip, and Madeline are made the outcasts of Virtue. Ten thousand words telling us this would have failed, but a handful of careful observations and character reflections bring it home with stark clarity. Greg knows his characters and, in turn, so do we.”
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When I first read the title novella to this collection, I thought that Greg F. Gifune will be the next big author in the horror genre. There was so much depth there, in both his characters and plot. His fiction transcends the genre of horror and reaches the climax of inspiration -- an inspiration involved within darkness. Mark my words: Greg F. Gifune is a literary master of the macabre....the world has just yet to find out about him.About the Author:
Greg F. Gifune is Editor of Thievin' Kitty Publications, publishers of the magazines, The Edge -Tales of Suspense and Burning Sky, as well as various anthologies and collections. As an author, his work has received multiple recommendations for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award, as well as a nomination for the British Fantasy Award and honorable mentions in Ellen Datlow's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. He is author of the novels Night Work (Blue Murder Press), and Drago Descending (The Fiction Works), the critically acclaimed short story collection Down To Sleep (Goddess of the Bay), over 80 short stories published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, and numerous nonfiction articles and essays. He and his wife Carol reside in Massachusetts.
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Book Description Delirium Books, North Webster, IN, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. NEW PB. 1st PB Ed./1st Printing. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY!. Bookseller Inventory # 001695
Book Description Delirium Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111929653182