It is a series of stories, describing individual cases concerned with the guiding forces of human existence.
There are four parts: Midas Touch, Out, Hostile Worlds, and The Peacock’s flight. Each part bears the same structure.
All the fuss was about the telepathic web that could take over the human race’s deeds in her control, independent of circumstances and dedicated to the recovery of the human world by AI. AI, however was not given the power of making up people. For that purpose a natural intellect was needed, a Nattie.
There was a race of natural telepaths who could in a supersensitive way read the signs of Earth elements, living creatures, trees and herbs. They were people who were connected with the Earth and could follow all its changes and aches caused by people’s activities.
They were oversensitive and they lived where the crystal lattice of the world was broken and mountain ranges were running like scars of formation. They needed the elements of the earth close by: the water and the air, the soil and the fire.
And the defense of the mid-earth.