Portal: A Dataspace Retrieval

Portal: A Dataspace Retrieval

Originally published as an interactive novel on computer disk in 1986, Portal is the story of an astronaut who returns to earth from a mysteriously aborted mission prematurely awakened from suspended animation. One hundred years have passed; animals and plants thrive, cities stand intact. Every human being however has disappeared.

With the help of a slowly-reviving computer network, the astronaut begins to piece together the events of the last century. He learns of the child prodigy Peter Devore, of a world orchestrated by stunning new technologies, and of Peter's race against time to unlock the secrets of the Portal.


Day 1: June 1, 2106
Day 2: June 2, 2106
Day 3: June 3, 2106
Day 4: June 4, 2106
Day 5: June 5, 2106
Day 6: June 6, 2106
Final Days
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All text © 1986 Rob Swiggart. "Portal : A Dataspace Retrieval" is available courtesy of the Author's Guild Backprint Programme.

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