Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity

Hilldiggers: A Novel of the Polity


An fascinating stand-alone novel set in Neal Asher’s Polity universe.

A bad conflict as soon as raged among the 2 rival planets inside of sun approach. in the course of this cruel clash, one aspect encountered a extraordinary item suspected of being a cosmic superstring. whilst lower, the item collapsed into 4 elements, every one discovered to be packed both with alien know-how or a few unknown type of existence. Pending extra learn, the elements have been quick encased inside of 4 separate garage bins, and despatched to a vastly safe area station in orbit.

Sometime later, whereas accomplishing study on one of many alien entities they now name “the Worm,” a feminine scientist turns into pregnant and as a consequence offers start to quadruplets. She then inexplicably commits suicide by means of jogging at once out into space.

The warfare was once eventually delivered to an finish by way of use of recent guns bobbing up because of examine of the computer virus. those have been hired through large area dreadnoughts nicknamed “hilldiggers,” and their damaging strength created new mountain levels out of the vanquished planet’s terrain. 20 years after the airborne dirt and dust has settled, these 4 awfully proficient orphaned quadruplets have grown as much as suppose various levels of energy and impression inside a postwar society. yet certainly one of them now turns out decided to achieve overall keep an eye on over the lethal hilldiggers, to in all probability devastating effect.

An self reliant novel dependent in Neal Asher’s Polity universe, Hilldiggers is Asher in best shape, with enormously distinct and complicated world-building, thought-provoking political undertones, and unabashedly severe action.

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