Hilldiggers (The Polity Series #2) by Neal Asher 7.00   3

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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Release date 2007
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The Polity Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

Main series Polity Universe

Prador Moon (The Polity Series #1) 8.50   6
Hilldiggers (The Polity Series #2) 7.00   3
Shadow of the Scorpion (The Polity Series #3) 8.40   5
The Technician (The Polity Series #4) 8.50   4

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