The Ark Of Adams by Jack Kane

Dr. Timothy Adams' invention was supposed to save mankind. Arcadia was to be his crowning achievement. What could possibly go wrong?

The Ark Of Adams is a story about noble intention gone awry. Consider one Dr. Timothy Adams. In a near distant future beset by the turmoil of global warming and economic failures, he creates an innovative virtual reality application which, when combined with extropian immersion technologies, yields a land of plenty. With the promise of a viable solution to the world’s problems at hand, his deal with a shadowy government agency appears of a reasonable means to an end.

Meet Senator Elaine Noel, Citizen 472. Assigned to the colony of Arcadia for data integrity strategies, her true identity since lost to system corruption; today, she serves as a lowly backup technician, known as Nikki Allen. But, today is not an ordinary day.

Today, she will be interrogated by intelligence agents, stripped of her system profile, and imprisoned. Today, she will become a fugitive and find herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse amidst the hacker underground.

Yet when tragedy strikes Limmerick; this imperfect world, facing its final moments, will look to her as their leader in a fight to be waged for the ultimate control of all that remains.

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  • First submitted Feb. 22, 2010
  • Last updated Feb. 22, 2010
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  • Retired user
    Francesco wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Backed with pleasure! Good Luck!!
    A look at Sicilian Shadows would be greatly appreciated.
    Frank.
    If you back my work, you may also want to approach BJD (a big supporter of my work) for a further read and possible backing of your book.

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    Salude El Dia wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Has all the fast-paced, unrelentingly realistic tension of a Crichton novel (early Crichton, before Jurassic Park). Backed.

  • Tawn Anderson's avatar
    Tawn Anderson wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    You have very strong writing skills... that was evident from the pitch right into the story. I'm not much of a sci-fy type, but your story was very visual and the world you built seems like it could exist. I like your shorter paragrahps, they move the story along and a quick pace. Your dialogue is tight and there doesn't seem to a be a lot fluff. This is well done. Backed!

    Tawn Anderson (Providence)

  • Felicia's avatar
    Felicia wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Love your idea, quite original. backed.

    Would you mind taking a look at 'The Blessings Box'.

    Thanks.
    Felicia

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    JoelCornah wrote 5 years, 2 months ago
    Your ideas are stunning. You’ve built a neat science fiction world with a twisting history that feels like you’ve put a lot of thought and effort into. That being said, a lot of the opening is an information dump. You might overwhelm a lot of readers with so much telling and so little showing. The history of your world should come out slowly over time; it’s great information (I like the detail about the EU becoming militarised – partly because ...
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  • Jared's avatar
    Jared wrote 5 years, 2 months ago
    Sci-Fi is not a genre in which I'm widely read so please allow that I'm writing my comments with an open mind, and purely as a reader Interesting premise and good set-up. It feels real and possible which is, surely, the game-plan of good SF? I felt the first chunk of the first chapter could almost be sliced off as a prologue - with Chapter One starting when we meet the MC - ie 'Historical records show...' I noticed a ...
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  • KW's avatar
    KW wrote 5 years, 2 months ago
    Well, aren't most inventions supposed to save mankind? Mark another one up as a major fuckup. Stripped of your system profile, interrogated and imprisoned sounds like normal procedures at a number of black sites after 9-11. Yeah, I know 2022 was a bitch of a winter. Yeah, the wealthy nations are not immune, and so something has to be done and Dr. Adams appears to be the dude with his Ark of Adams. The dialogue and description are both very ...
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  • meemers's avatar
    meemers wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    At first I thought this was a Sci-Fi thing going on, maybe to the extreme...turns out to be very entertaining, maybe needs some tweaking here and there..otherwise, very capturing

    all the best
    sue

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    Niobrara Kardnova [Retired] wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Some fascinating ideas here, and I will back the book on their account. I didn't quite understand how creating a virtual reality would make the external problems of actual reality go away, though. Nevertheless, your description of the decline of earth in the first chapter was credible enough and the plot line built around Nikki Allen's dilemma was creative indeed.
    Niobrara Kardnove (The Trouble with Wives)

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    gillyflower wrote 5 years, 3 months ago
    This is a fascinating, amusing, and quite original plot idea, and you have pulled it off well. Tim is a sweet, eccentric individual, and his friend Steve's arrival to help him is great, as he reacts to the setup in Tim's lab by being 'underwhelmed.' You write well, cleanly and often wittily, and you carry us along, wanting to know more. The book really takes off with the introduction of the main characters. Might you, perhaps, cut some of the ...
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  • Melcom's avatar
    Melcom wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Great premise that has been very well thought out.

    Great work hard to find anything at fault with it.

    Melxx
    Would love to hear your thoughts on Impeding Justice, a crime thriller with a spunky female MC, thanks Melxx

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    MrsCogan wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Cut everything down to "It is recorded that when Dr. Stevenson..." that's pretty much where the story starts and therefore that's where the book should start.

  • Laurence Howard's avatar
    Laurence Howard wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Your pitch led me into this imaginative story. I will back it.
    Laurie
    The Cross of Goa

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    George Fripley wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    I enjoyed this read Jack...a good rollicking story that kept me entertained.

    All the best

    George Fripley
    (Wurzel of Clutton)

  • MiniMePom's avatar
    MiniMePom wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Scary. Too close to the truth future for comfort. Backed.

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    paxie wrote 5 years, 3 months ago
    Jack You're a bit too clever for me......I like a book I can read sipping wine by the pool, and not have to flip back to the begining again because I've forgotten what was said....The fact you are up to speed on the subject matter screams off the page.....So I'll avoid commenting on plot and premise incase I make a fool of myself and try and help some other way.... D'you think you need to use the word 'that' as ...
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    lynn clayton [Retired] wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Jack, I had to laugh at the response to solving the problems - typical and pathetic. You throw us in at the deep end, telling us things we hear all the time yet with such power and passion it's as if we haven't thought about them till now. If that's the case we need this book. Backed. Lynn