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AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi);
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Cover artistJosh Kirby
SeriesThe Bromeliad
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Preceded byDiggers 


‘It wasn't a thing, it was a bit of shaped sky...’

Somewhere in a place so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home - back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they've got to try and contact this ship.

It means going to Florida (whatever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn't know this so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings - Concorde...

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2019-06-08 Pratchat “The Thing Beneath My Wings”
2022-02-21 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “e.g. Burning Down an Orphanage” (3/3)[1]

Other appearances

These are episodes where there’s significant discussion of the book, but it’s not the main focus. For Wings this includes episodes which discuss The Bromeliad trilogy as a whole.

Date Show Episode External link
2020-11-15 Desert Island Discworld “Marc Burrows and the Bromeliad”

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  1. This is the third of three episodes covering the Bromeliad. The other episodes are listed under Truckers and Diggers.