Alice is back! Yes, the one from “Alice in Wonderland”. Together with her uncle Jumper she has been washed ashore on a large island called Potteroonia. This country is a nightmarish vision of the end-game of our civilisation. Having exhausted all natural resources except a claylike substance called poti, the Potteroonians have no choice but to use it as means of propelling and sustaining their economy. Will the two scientists be able to help the Potteroonians or will they be doomed along with them? Even serious critics have admitted that, reading this book, they found themselves laughing out loud.