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Hilldiggers
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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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Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician.

About the Author

Neal Asher was born and bred and on the Essex coast, and still lives there. His most recent novels include Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech and Polity Agent.

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Rich and complex . . . wild, wonderful, politically provoking and fresh. * DeathRay * A very political novel about the conflicts between the military and civilians, between the war and post-war generations, and balancing truth and reconciliation. * Starburst * Packed full of intrigue, and - most importantly - one of his most ambitious and gripping novels yet. * SFX *

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