Somewhere in a
place so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the
nomes homeback 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 (wherever 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 ...