Hilldiggers

Product Number: EB00679781
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781597805179
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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Description

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...

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Author(s): Neal Asher
Series: Polity
Genre: Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Nov 08, 2013

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