A Modern Pilgrim's Progress. A man dreams that a giant roller moves over the city, crushing everything in its path in the name of progress. Behind it unfolds a wide road. The man knows he must follow this road into the future to try to find his missing children.
A young monk discovers a secret doorway buried deep beneath the monastery fields. Forbidden to explore further, Brother Magnus' curiosity drives him on, and with help from a local girl he uncover secrets and surprises from a different time and civilisation.
It's not the end of the world...well, I suppose, literally, it is. A research student goes to his tutor in despair, his whole world on the verge of collapse. His project is evolving badly. Should he have tried a more intelligent design? Is it too late for his tutor to save him? Meanwhile they await the results of the competition for the most prestigious science prize of all time.