Hilldiggers
Neal Asher
Price  450.00
A massive SF drama from one of Britain’s most popular new talents
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 . . .
ISBN 9780330441537Category FictionSubcategory Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint TorPublished 04/04/2008
Format 178 x 111Binding PaperbackPage extent 496
author note
‘What has six arms, a large beak, looks like a pyramid, has more eyes than... »
 
 
 
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