Ada King

Fiction - Science Fiction
292 Pages
Reviewed on 01/11/2017
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Author Biography

E.M. Faulds is an Australian living in Scotland with a background in IT and martial arts. She loves to write about humans, often in the future, sometimes with technology that we don't yet have. There is always some adventure that they're having, in the tangled web of human relationships.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Charles Remington for Readers' Favorite

We first meet the young Ada King as she daydreams through a lesson at her boarding school. In this future dystopian society, all children are removed from their parents and schooled into model citizens at government institutions. Ada King by E.M. Faulds chronicles Ada’s life as she is taken from her school to a centre for specially gifted individuals, where she is encouraged to develop her extraordinary ability with numbers, computing and systems. Through her teens and early adulthood, we follow Ada as she becomes disillusioned with her studies, her work and her life. Determined to break free, she heads for the coast, eager for a new life, but with no clear idea what direction to take.

Ikatere is a fisherman whose island home is annexed overnight by an aggressive neighbouring state. When his young brother is executed for sedition, he fears for what remains of his family, so he and his mother escape the island in his fishing boat and head for a rumoured floating city out at sea, well away from the world’s political power blocks, but reputed to be peopled with criminals and cutthroats. He and Ada meet when he is asked to bring her to the floating city by the nominal mayor, which he does by rescuing her from drowning. Slowly she realises that this strange city enjoys exactly the sort of freedom she feels is right for the world, and together with an artificial intelligence in the form of a submarine discovered by Ikatere, she sets about creating a system that will change the world forever - a system that will network humankind and render borders, government and conflict redundant. But will the power blocks and vested interests stand by while this is achieved?

Ada King is a science fiction novel of breathtaking scope and imagination. E.M. Faulds has produced a work to rank alongside the great SF writers past and present. Her attention to detail, together with her obvious technical knowledge, is complemented with a sound ability to create solid, believable plots and characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and do not hesitate to recommend it. E.M. Faulds is an accomplished author - if you are a fan of good, well written science fiction with a sound technical base, buy this book.