looking for a book about aliens coming to earth and experimenting with apes


New Member
Oct 27, 2017
I am trying to remember the title/author of a book I read a few decades ago. It was I believe the following (kind of hazy). A group of aliens after completing college travel to earth to goof around. One of them gives apes/monkeys self awareness (which terrifies the ape/monkey). the other alien (brother ?) decides to not be as cruel and gives the ape/monkey a sense of humor so it can laugh at itself. They are punished by having to stay on earth and shepherd along the evolution of the species. The one with humor becomes a magnet for all the souls of the "party" people. and the other one (the studious one) becomes a magnet for all the serious people. This kind of forms a heaven and hell idea. That is about all I can remember. Any help would be appreciated.


Was Auch Immer
Apr 12, 2011
Washington UK
Would love to read this book sounds like an interesting cocept will try my (as others call it) Googlefoo on a search but don't know it myself though sorry