>>Have you read Macroscope by Piers Anthony?<<
Probably. At one time I was an Anthony-phile. I read all of his “Incarnations” books in what now seems like a weekend. I know I read others from him as well as his style flowed well for me.
But that SOB is really arrogant.
I'm more of a history reader now. I'm lucky. I drive between one and two thousand miles each 5 day week on service calls that take less than an hour on average. They provide the vehicle and fuel. I've listened to four audio books per month for the past ten years(I pick the longest unabridged books I can find).
At one time I was an Anthony-phile. I read all of his Incarnations books in what now seems like a weekend.
The first few (maybe the first three or four) were alright. After that they got new-agey and preachy. I kept reading just because I had read the previous ones. I quit partway through the one where God was an impotent sleeping lout and a young girl was chosen to take his place.