A work of political satire, it chastises the rise of socialism and populism, inferring their fictional rise here as disastrous and leading to chaos.It is of note here that this work, along with others by Lockwood, appear to prognosticate the current political climate of the United States and West at large- and for an apparent religious Catholic of his era, it is not altogether impossible that Lockwood- wittingly or unwittingly- tapped into some mystic forces. Regardless, it is an interesting little political story from its time and is reflective of some of the social ideologies and movements of the age.
In the near future, the center Time Travel is at Oxford University and it is a place where science fiction and academia meet. This book is about one student's trip to the middle ages, and how it goes horribly, horribly wrong. It's a fantastic book for anyone who loves a good time-travel novel.