Mora / Mora / Spinward Marches
Gavrolovitch Novel Published
Mora University Press today posthumously published Akim Gavrolovitch's last
novel, The Arden Gambit, amid much controversy. Today is the
second anniversary of the author's death in a hunting accident on the Red
Zone world of Gorram (2322 Spinward Marches; X554220-0), although some
fanatical fans insist he was either assasinated or is still alive.
A representative of the terrorist group Akim's Army was present for the
book release. She claimed to have spoken with Marquis Marcus Crestworthy
of Pallique (3029 Spinward Marches; A511965-E), who produced the manuscript
when the only copy was supposedly destroyed in a fire on Capon (2324
Spinward Marches; B747748-A), and is convinced that the manuscript -- and
published version of the novel -- is genuine. She says she was sworn
to secrecy over how the Marquis obtained the book, but says that she has heard
nothing that contradicts Gavrolovitch still being alive. She added
that Akim's Army would be fighting the authorities who were persecuting the
author, to allow him to return safely to public life.
The book itself is unquestionably the work of Gavrolovitch, and is also
his best work. Critics applauded the novel with glowing reviews, and
said it set a new standard for conspiracy stories. Unfortunately, the
new fans it will attract will see no further books from the dead Caponian.