The Broken Wheel

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The Broken Wheel
AuthorKerry Greenwood
GenreYoung adult, science fiction
Publication date
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages155 (first edition)

The Broken Wheel is a 1996 young adult science fiction novel by Kerry Greenwood.


The Broken Wheel was first published in Australia in 1996 by Moonstone in paperback format.[1] It won in a tie situation with Hillary Bell's Mirror, Mirror the 1996 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

After an apocalyptic event, the survivors have formed into groups. These include the Travellers, who trade in small goods; the medievalists in the enclave Thorngard; the Tribe, a loose gathering of nomads; and in the city the Breakers, who destroy every machine they find, blaming the machines for the disaster. Sarah, a child of the Breakers, joins with the Travellers in an attempt to save the world from destruction.


  1. ^ "Bibliography: The Broken Wheel". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  2. ^ "aurealis awards, previous years' results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-01-20.