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Hilldiggers

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.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : UK Hardback
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
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
Title: Hilldiggers (Polity 2)
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
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

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

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

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Hilldiggers (A Novel of Polity)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   

August 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hilldiggers (Polity Book 2)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
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