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Hilldiggers

(2007)
(The second book in the Polity series)
A novel by

 
 
During a war between two planets in the same solar systemeach occupied by adapted humanswhat 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 suicidebut why? By the end of the war one of the contesting planets has been devastated by the hilldiggersgiant 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.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Used availability for Neal L Asher's Hilldiggers

Hardback Editions

July 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hilldiggers (Novel of the Polity)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-4050-5500-6 / 978-1-4050-5500-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-511-4 / 978-1-59780-511-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hilldiggers
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-52847-5 / 978-0-330-52847-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hilldiggers (Novel of the Polity)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-44153-1 / 978-0-330-44153-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hilldiggers
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hilldiggers
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hilldiggers
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hilldiggers (A Novel of Polity)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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August 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hilldiggers
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
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