I'm going to dump my memories of this book. Hopefully you guys can piece it together. I read this book in 2000/2001
The antagonist of the story, everybody who meets him forgets him soon after (he has sex every night with his secretary but she doesn't remember). He was involved in an accident where stasis protects him from injury. There is a world where only evolved (chickens/roosters that talk and build structures) chickens live. They talk about in the beginning of the book about how the animals evolved. It started with cockroaches traveling with the astronauts and how they mutated. I think the main guy was getting a team ready and one of the team was a precog, each person had a skill or trait that added to completing the task. Any help would be awesome. thanks!!!