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Jem Moran has a reputation to prove and a secret to protect. The prestigious world simulation program seems the answer to both her problems, but only if she can succeed in spite of her partner, Kir Davos, and the uncooperative human beings who populate her planet. From the Great Extinction to the Renaissance, from world wars to intergalactic treaties, Jem’s conflict with K ...more
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published February 2nd 2013
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Jessica
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Earth-Sim A huge thank you to Jade Kerrion for reminding me of why I love the genre of Science Fiction so much! I loved Earth-Sim from the very first page, mainly because of the intelligent and immersing way that it was written. Suspend disbelief for a minute and imagine that our world is actually controlled by beings much like us. In fact, those beings are growing our world as a school competition. One well placed sneeze, one accidental bump, and our world falls into chaos. This is what Jade Ke ...more
Farhana
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received Earth-Sim to review as part of Jade Kerrion’s Earth-Sim Virtural Book Tour.

How much I enjoyed the book: 10/10
How good the book was: 9/10

There’s not really much for me to say about this one so if you want the short review: This is one of the best books I’ve read recently and I am beyond excited for the next instalment!

But if you’re looking for a bit more than that, read on!

The story is unique to anything I’ve previously read and I can’t even emphasise how BIG of a deal that is to me! O
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Ch'kara SilverWolf
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book by Jade Kerrion, it grabbed me from the very first page, which is my kind of book. I was lucky enough to read it pre-publication and what a gift that was. Ms Kerrion's writing is exciting and well paced to keep you wanting to know more, therefore being unable to put it down.

The world creation was almost 'Matrix' like and there were some fun insertions which I wont mention so I don't spoil it.

This well thought out creation of our world and the Universe shows a great deal of
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Lisa Williamson
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone

Ms Kerrion has done it again. Another story that grips you from the start and makes you sit and read it in one sitting. This story starts out as a science fictiony college class story but quickly you come to realize that the world they are developing is one you recognize very well.

The development of the planet through its stages is a fine back drop to the development between the two main characters of this story. The heroine Jem is much deeper than she seems and the more you learn about her the
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Sandra yousri
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
what a great story and amazing events...!!
it captures me from the very beginning and once again jade kerrion got me reading all night..and couldn't sleep till i finish it ...
fantastic book that i recommend for everyone ...
and i m sure they will enjoy
Ramona Plant
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and different

Earth-Sim is a very entertaining book written by Jade Kerrion. I am a fan of this author and always enjoy picking up one of her books. I didn't know what to expect from this book, but I was not disappointed. This book was entertaining and student from all her other books I have read to date. I admit it took me a while to catch on and put two and two together, but when I did I loved the entire concept of the book! The plot was just so different from what I have read to d
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The Mysterious Reader
Ok, even leaving aside that Jade Kerrion is one of my favorite authors - and ignoring that I was obsessively addicted to Sim City and Sim Earth (early computer games for those not old enough) - Earth-Sim: Escapades in Planetary Management is a totally freaking fantastic book. Alternate creation myth anyone? LitRPG (sorta) that’s totally freakin’ fantastic? Ignore all that and just focus on the fact that this is a totally fun, extremely well written (I feel like adding “of course” considering the ...more
Ann Thomas
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a clever idea! The story of Earth's evolution and history is told as Jem and Kir struggle with their university world simulation class. Set against this are their own struggles, both with each other and in their individual lives. Some innovative explanations for certain world events, and good fun. I really enjoyed it.
Lisa P
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!

This was such an imaginative story. I was sorry to see it end and am hoping for a sequel at some point. Two seemingly opposite characters teamed up for a simulation that offers a fantastical, Twilight Zone/ Outer Limits feel by the end.
Cait
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Originally posted at Escape Through the Pages with the same rating.


EARTH-SIM by Jade Kerrion is a short book with grand ideas. This review is most likely going to be all over the place, because my feelings for the book are all over the place! We’ll start by saying I generally quite enjoyed the majority of EARTH-SIM – the concept is fantastic and the writing engaging. But I almost felt like I was reading an excerpt from a much larger book!

The story starts fairly abruptly, with Jem settling in to
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Joshua Hill
Mar 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Earth-Sim takes a wonderful concept, molds it into an enchanting story, and then obliterates it with soap-opera antics and mind-boggling plot departures.

I was enthralled by the description of our entire universe as nothing more than a classroom project, especially one overseen by two accident-prone undergrads. The plagues of Egypt, the disappearance of Atlantis, and crop circle formations are all academically attributed to such mishaps, while various theological texts are framed in the context o
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Monica H at the Readathon
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved the uniqueness of this book. I thought it was very entertaining, and really enjoyed it. I liked the characters and thought the character development was good. I related more to Jem, but ended up really liking Kir as well. Kav was pretty cool too. I thought the secondary storyline helped make the characters more "human" and allowed me to relate more to them. I enjoyed reading about all the world events and what happened to cause them; some of them were quite humorous and yet others made m ...more
Bradley Flower
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very interesting take on how life "might" have happened on dear old planet earth. I hope there is a sequel that comes out for it
Bradette Michel
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the most original concepts yet. Brilliant.
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Jade Kerrion, an award-winning author, got her start in fan fiction. She developed a loyal reader base with her fan fiction series based on the MMORPG Guild Wars. She was accused of keeping her readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars.

And then she wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not
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