Entoverse - A Giants Novel Author:James P. Hogan From the inside dust jacket: "Sometime during Earth's Tertiary Period, a gentle race of alien giants fled the Solar System, leaving behind the product of their genetic-engineering experiments: humankind's evolutionary forebears. Millions of years later, their planet destroyed by war, those humans were rescued by their alien creators and relocate... more »d-one side to Earth, where climatic and tidal upheavals forced them back to barbarism, and the other to a distant world called Jevlen, where a star-traveling society grew up and flourished.
But while civilization on Earth developed despite all odds, Jevlen grew more and more decadent. Eventually Jevlen was put under probation, and JEVEX, the immense supercomputer that managed all Jevlenese affairs, was shut down.
The alien overseers were baffled when Jevlenese society, no longer dependent on JEVEX and able, they thought, to pull itself up by its bootstraps, continued to fall apart. Without a human viewpoint, the aliens were unable to comprehend, much less influence, events. So the decision was made to send Dr. Victor Hunt, with a handpicked team of scientists, to investigate.
Hunt and the others realized almost immediately that something was deeply wrong on Jevlen. People were changing-or being changed-and it looked as if JEVEX, shut down or not, was at the heart of the matter. It was almost as if the Jevlenese were being possessed..."
Meanwhile, in a very different universe, where magic worked and nothing physical was predictable, holy men caught glimpses of another place, a place where the shape of objects remained unchanged by motion, and cause led directly and logically to effect. And the best part was that when the heart was pure, the mind focused, and circumstances were right, some lucky souls could actually make the transition to that other universe. If only they all could..."« less