Jade Kerrion holds B.A. degrees in biology and philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. When not writing or working, she ekes out time for dance and computer games. She resides with her husband and two sons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Earth-Simby Jade Kerrion
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
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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 Kir will shape Earth’s history, and their opposing management styles will either save or doom our planet. Either way, you finally have someone to blame for the shape our world is in.
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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite Earth-Sim by Jade Kerrion takes a completely different look at the history of Earth and the history of mankind. What if Earth and the entire universe were actually part of a simulation program? What if the most iconic and memorable events in Earth's history were decisions (or more frequently accidents) triggered by two college students, Jem Moran and Kir Davos, who are still sorting out the finer points of working together and, more importantly, still arguing over the finer points of planetary management? I really liked the premise of Earth-Sim. I love science fiction stories if they are done correctly and really showcase the new world that the reader is dropped into. I loved the idea of androids and holograms and simulations. All of those ideas are realistic enough for me to wrap my head around and feel like it could realistically happen. For me, that is the true test of a good story, even a science fiction story. Is it believable? Do I believe it could happen? And the politics, fighting, debating, back stabbing seemed so realistic in this story I had no doubt it could all happen. I loved the idea of going to school to study these things and then putting those learned behaviors into practice. This story reminded me a lot of Ender's Game and how they had to learn to work together but not everyone was on the same page. Team mates tried to destroy each other. Everyone was looking out for themselves and trying to make themselves look better, even if that mean sabotaging their friends or those they were supposed to be working with. I loved how the characters in this story grew together. How they ultimately learned to become friends. Unfortunately it took a great catastrophe to bring them together, but sometimes it does take loss to bring people together in their time of need.
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 research combined with a wonderful creative mind went into this book. The relationship between Kir and Jem began as almost resentful and I loved the way it developed into a strong deeply caring friendship with a hint of something else. The fact that Kir likes Jem no matter who she is, comes forward strongly as their friendship develops and he discovers her secret. This book could end here but all I can say is well done and I certainly hope there is more to the story. I will definitely be reading more by Jade Kerrion.
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 more I think many will like her. This story is closer to a YA than the rest of her work but it is light and good and has some depth that makes it great reading for adults. Once more, she knocked it out of the park!
Imagine our world - our universe - as a computer simulation designed as a project for university students. That's the premise of Jade Kerrion's Earth-Sim – and a fantastic, fascinating premise it is! Jem Moran and another student at Itibar University are partners in a multiyear experiment to develop a planet into “a world worth living in.” It's a competition as well – Moran and her partner, Kir Davos, pitted against other students who also have been given planets to manage and … well … grow into viable entities. It just so happens that Moran and Davos are dealing with a third world out from its sun … a “wreck” of a planet thanks to a summer of neglect after the project's start the previous year … It's the creation of the Earth as a classroom exercise. Kerrion condenses all of our planetary and human history into an academic year, a wild and bumpy year as Moran and Davos struggle with mass extinctions, natural and unnatural disasters – and each others' conflicting ideas of how a planet should be managed. Kerrion weaves geologic and Biblical history through her narrative – the evolution of dinosaurs, birds and mammals, the tweaking of promising life-forms to create humans that are very much “in the image” of the inhabitants of Moran's and Davos' world. Who knew that the Biblical flood was the result of a spilled drink? Or that a carelessly placed cup created crop circles? Interwoven in all of this is the secondary mystery of Moran's true identity – and a family tragedy as compelling as Moran's drive to win the university competition. Earth-Sim's ending, while entirely satisfying, still leaves some questions unanswered – a door open to the possibility of a sequel. I certainly hope that will be the case. I want more – much more – of this story. This is SF that's fast-paced, its serious side balanced by a sly irreverence, suitable for all ages. I give Earth-Sim 5 stars and a thumb's up. And I enthusiastically recommend it.