There is a new article by Lee Smolin at Physicsworld.com, “The unique universe“, where he exposes his metaphysical position on the multiverse and the notion of time as fundamental, not emergent.
My thoughts are close to Smolin on those issues, see my previous post on the multiverse here:
and, in a funny side, my cartoon here:
Concerning the question whether time is fundamental or not, my philosophical position is that it is fundamental, although there is a facet of it which can be made artificially emergent. See my essay on concurrent time here .