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05/06/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Hilldiggers in the USA - or Buy Hilldiggers in the UK

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Neal Asher is launching his new book, Hilldiggers. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 7th July 1 - 2pm.

Neal was born in Billericay and starting writing SF and fantasy at 16. After a range of jobs that landed him in the machine industry, he began the Hadrim trilogy, and wrote his first version of Fool's Mate. Neal has had great acclaim and success for his books; Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man and The Voyage Of The Sable Keech.

Hilldiggers tells the story of two warring planets in the same solar system who find a ‘cosmic superstring’. This object explodes into four separate pieces each packed full of alien technology, or a form of life. They’re put into a secure space station where a female research scientist becomes pregnant and has quads. Meanwhile the hilldiggers - massive space dreadnoughts - have devastated one of the planets.

The quads grow up and assume positions of power but one of them will eventually become more powerful than anyone could possible imagine, thanks to the hilldiggers.

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