Planets in the Portal Future

List of planets mentioned in the Portal future stories

Collated by Lily Acevedo

Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Kappa Zeta
Academy Aether Alcestis Fenrir Galahad Maia Fortuna
Adonis Artemis Asgard Hercules Miranda Merlin  Gateway
Apollo Atalanta Beowulf Isis Percival
Cassandra Aurora Fianna  Osiris Sobek
Danae Janus Jason
Demeter Pyrrhus Loki
Earth Romulus Tethys
Freya Thetis  Winter
Hera Zeus
 Olympia

Sector unspecified

Achilles

Ajax

Gymir

Hestia

Mextli

Oberon

Persephone

Prometheus

Thor

Titania

29 Responses to Planets in the Portal Future

  1. Lily Acevedo says:

    Bolded words are the capital planets of the sector. (Minus the name of the sector itself)

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  2. Rachel says:

    This is so cool. You should add a Zeta sector because Fortuna and Gateway are planets that we know of.

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    • Good point:) Zeta sector has been added.

      Don’t get misled by the fast response there. It can take me months to update my website, but I was just changing that page to move Hera from unknown into Alpha sector.

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  3. Rachel says:

    You mention Titania and Oberon in Frontier, when Inessa Jain is talking about why they called the planet Miranda, but they are not on this list.

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  4. Lily Acevedo says:

    I have a few new additions that I’ve noticed:
    Thor is a planet that should be in the Sector Unspecified category and Fianna is in Gamma Sector .

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  5. Rachel says:

    In your new story about General Marshal Renton Mai you mention Ferir in Delta Sector.
    You should do something like this for the Game future.

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    • Very true. I’ve added Fenrir now. You are also right that I should eventually add a list of Game worlds, possibly with their central theme, such as Coral having merfolk. I’ll have to think about the best way to add pages in for that.

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  6. Jerrellijohnson@gmail.co says:

    Earth should be on the list somewhere.

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  7. Jerrellijohnson@gmail.co says:

    Add Pyrrhus to Beta. Mentioned in “”Scavenger alliance”.

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  8. Jerrell Johnson says:

    I note that you have Osiris both in Delta and unspecified.

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  9. Jerrell Johnson says:

    In Frontier the Jain’s were one First Ten for the planet Percival. I do not find it in your list of planets. I am guessing that it should be in Epsilon sector.

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  10. Good point. I’ve just got round to double checking the dates on this one. Colonization of Epsilon sector began in 2698, so yes the Jains previous Colony Ten experience would have been in Epsilon sector too. I shall update the Epsilon list to add Percival.

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  11. Star says:

    This is a great list, I had gotten most of them. In the story “The Wolf, The Goat and the Cabbage”, I got the impression that Hestia was in Alpha Sector, it didn’t come out and say that, but I don’t think another sector would allow a peace keeping mission from another sector to come to one of their planets, it’s possible, but I didn’t think it was likely?

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    • Interesting point. At this moment, I don’t think there’s anything published that definitively states what sector has the misfortune to own Hestia. Given the length of time that the conflict on Hestia has been going on, it can only be in Alpha, Beta, or Gamma sector.

      While it’s unusual for one sector to stick its nose into the politics of another, Alpha sector often annoys the others with its attitude of being the guardians of human civilization, so is always going to be the one to do something like offering to send peace missions. Think of Alpha sector as being the interfering relative that goes round offering unwanted advice to everyone else.

      For historical reasons, Beta sector would tell an Alpha sector peace mission to nuke off, while Gamma sector would happily welcome them and try to use the situation as political leverage to get Alpha sector to agree to something they want.

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      • Doranwen says:

        Which story is that? (The wolf and cabbage one) I get the dreadful feeling that I’ve missed a story somehow

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  12. Jerrell Johnson says:

    Earth Flight says that Parliament of Planets is on Concordia. I do not see Concordia listed as one of the known planets. It does not say which sector it is in but, I would guess it is in Alpha Sector.

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    • Concordia is an interesting case. There are several planets, like Winter and Academy that technically aren’t colony worlds, and don’t have representatives in Parliament of Planets. I’ve listed them under their geographical sectors.

      Concordia is one of these worlds too. It’s the diplomatically neutral home of the Parliament of Planets, dates back to the days when there were only Alpha, Beta, and Gamma sectors, and was deliberately chosen from among the ‘near miss’ worlds to be as close as possible to a meeting point of those three sectors.

      (A near miss world is one that would have made a very nice colony world but for a problem like having very little land area.)

      So I’m not sure how to list Concordia. Possibly I should just put it on the end of the list of worlds without a specified sector, with its own special note.

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  13. The Wolf, The Goat, and the Cabbage is an oddity. It’s a rather unrelated short story set in the Portal Future in 2773, which is included in an anthology of stories by assorted writers, and eventually may get included in one of my collections. The anthology is called Crisis and Conflicts.

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    • Doranwen says:

      Aww, wish I could read it – but I can’t even find any information about the anthology online – so I hope it does get included in one of your collections! I really love the Portal Future world and frequently re-read the books and stories (which is a big deal for me, there’s not a lot of books I re-read), so I’d very much love to read that one.

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  14. Jerrell zJohnson says:

    Add Galahad to Epsilon sectot

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  15. Jerrell Johnson says:

    My error, it is already there

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