Hilldiggers, Paperback Book


In Neal Asher's Hilldiggers, 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 . . .


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780330528474

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