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Gas Giants, also known as Jovian planets after the planet Jupiter, are large planets not primarily composed of rock or other solid matter. Planets above 10 Earth masses are termed giant planets. There are four gas giants in our Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Many extrasolar gas giants have been identified orbiting other stars.

List of Fictional Gas Giants Named in Science FictionEdit

AEdit

Alpha Omicron VII (Gas Giant) - “Galaxy’s Child,” Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode 14, Season 4, 3-11-1991
Achilles (a.k.a. Anacreon A IV) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe
Aplu - David L. Clements' "A War of Stars" short story in Analog January/February 2010.
Anacreon A IV (a.ka. Achilles) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe
Anacreon A V (a.k.a. Priam) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe
Anacreon A VI (a.k.a. Helen) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe
Asagarth - Colin Harvey's brilliant novel Winter Song

BEdit

Bandicoot - Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen's novel Heaven, brief reference, p. 20
Bespin - Star Wars universe
Big Ben - Peter Watts's novel Blightsight, p. 54

CEdit

Calpurnia - Poul Anderson's A World Named Cleopatra
Chronos - Poul Anderson's novel Murkheim
Cornelia - Poul Anderson's A World Named Cleopatra
Cthuga (orbiting Fomalhaut) Paul McAuley's novel Evening's Empire, page 12

DEdit

Delta Karpis VII - Jack McDevitt's novel Polaris
Dirna (Procyon IX) - Robert Silverberg’s novel Master of Life and Death
Djiminid - Iain Banks's novel The Algebraist, p. 382
Dugl IV - Norman Spinrad's novel The Solarians, p. 78
Dugl V - Norman Spinrad's novel The Solarians, p.78

EEdit

El Grande - Ben Jeapes's novel Phoenicia's World
Elpinor (superifically) - John C. Wright's short story "The Far End of History" in The New Space Opera 2'
Endor - Star Wars Universe

GEdit

Gatewood - Wil McCarthy's novel Lost in Translation
Ghost - Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen's Heaven (SF novel), brief reference, p. 20
G'iri - Iain M. Banks's novel The Algebraist, p. 300
Gobulus (Gas Giant orbited by the Terrestrial Moon Sacrecour) - Jack McDevitt's Polaris
Godzilla (Epsilon Indi V) - Larry Niven's novel Protector

HEdit

Hades - James Gunn's novel Transcendental, p. 176 (orbited by the moon Hell)
Heinlein - Firefly/Serenity universe
Helen (a.k.a. Anacreon A VI) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe

IEdit

Icelanize - Peter F. Hamilton's Pandora's Star, p. 290

JEdit

Julia - Poul Anderson's A World Named Cleopatra

KEdit

KG348 - Alien universe
Kilran (Sirius IV) - James Gunn's novel Transcendental, p. 147 (orbited by the moon Komran)

LEdit

Lepidus - Poul Anderson's A World Named Cleopatra

OEdit

Orotund - John C. Wright's short story "The Far End of History" in The New Space Opera 2'

PEdit

Polarfrey - Doctor Who universe
Polyphemus - (Gas Giant with a single moon) - Ken Macleod's novel Newton's Wake: A Space Opera, p. 29
Pompey - Poul Anderson's A World Named Cleopatra
Priam (a.k.a. Anacreon A V) - Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe

REdit

Regin (orbited by Mining Planet moon Wayland)- Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League universe
Rigel VI - Christopher L. Bennett's Star Trek: TOS universe novel Tower of Babel (Rise of the Federation series)
Rigel IX - Christopher L. Bennett's Star Trek: TOS universe novel Tower of Babel (Rise of the Federation series)

TEdit

Taloraan - Star Wars universe
Tl'ho - Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner's novel Destroyer of Worlds, Ringworld universe

UEdit

Udaspri (ringed planet) - John Scalzi's Old Man's War, brief reference p. 186
Ukko - James L. Cambias's novel A Darkling Sea
Upsilon Gibraltar - Tony Daniel's Star Trek: The Original Series novel Savage Trade

VEdit

V'Harant - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire
Valhalla - Colin Harvey's novel Winter Song
Van de Kamp - Wil McCarthy's novel Lost in Translation
Vanaheim - Colin Harvey's novel Winter Song

YEdit

Yavin Prime - Star Wars universe
Yedeen - James Swallow's The Latter Fire (Star Trek: TOS novel)

ZEdit

Zurnl III - Donald Kingsbury's Psychohistorical Crisis (set in Asimov's Foundation universe), p. 268

List of Real Gas GiantsEdit

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