Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity

Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity

by Neal Asher

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Overview

During a war between two planets in the same solar system - each occupied by adapted humans - what is thought to be a cosmic superstring is discovered. After being cut, this object collapses into four cylindrical pieces, each about the size of a tube train. Each is densely packed with either alien technology or some kind of life. They are placed for safety in three ozark cylinders of a massively secure space station. There a female research scientist subsequently falls pregnant, and gives birth to quads. Then she commits suicide - but why? By the end of the war one of the contesting planets has been devastated by the hilldiggers - giant space dreadnoughts employing weapons capable of creating mountain ranges. The quads have meanwhile grown up and are assuming positions of power in the post-war society. One of them will eventually gain control of the awesome hilldiggers . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597805179
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Series: Polity Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 492
Sales rank: 245,553
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between there and Crete.

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