Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hilldiggers Cover

Here's the new cover produced by Jon Sullivan for Hilldiggers:


A terrible war once raged between the two rival planets within a distant solar system. Over the centuries their human inhabitants had ‘adapted’ themselves to the extremely different conditions of their new homes, far outside Polity influence.

In the midst of this merciless conflict, one side encountered a bizarre object suspected of being a cosmic superstring employed as a new weapon by the rival side. Their attack on it caused the object to collapse into four parts, each found to be packed either with alien technology or some unknown form of life. Pending further study, these were quickly encased inside four separate Ozark cylinders, and stored in a massively secure space station in orbit.

Sometime later, while conducting research on this alien entity they now call ‘the Worm’, a female scientist falls pregnant and subsequently gives birth to quads. She then inexplicably commits suicide by walking directly out into space…

The war was finally brought to an end by use of new weapons arising as a result of research of the Worm. These were employed by giant space dreadnoughts nicknamed ‘hilldiggers’ –– and their destructive power created new mountain ranges out of the vanquished planet’s terrain. Twenty years after the dust has settled, those four exceptionally talented orphans have grown up to assume varying degrees of power and influence within a post-war society.

And one of this exceptional breed now seems determined to gain total control over the deadly hilldiggers. 

Hilldiggers on Amazon, Kindle and at the Book Depository (international free shipping).

8 comments:

Crusader said...

Now that's what I call a cover. Very, very nice!

Mark said...

Very nice and striking, but not my favourite of the new covers - probably my least favourite, but that's just because the rest of them are so awesome!

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

if Babylon 5 looked like this, i might have made it thru the series. what a mess! who's gonna clean up all this crap?

face tattoo anyone? go Jon!!!!

Athena said...

Looks so good!

Rob said...

Blimey,, but that's an exciting summary - it's just reminded me that it's about time I re-visited that book. Great cover on the new one too.

Nuno said...

Beautiful cover.

Ken Socrates said...

I think that's one of my favorite Sullivan covers yet. The color and the movement are effin' astonishing. That along with Line of Polity. His rendition of Skellor and the the Jain tech is fantastic.

Chrome Spark said...

Excellent cover.