Ceres (dwarf planet) in fiction

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As the largest body in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres (formally "1 Ceres") frequently appears in science fiction:


19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]


  • "Mummies of Ceres" is a 1936 storyline in the Buck Rogers comic strip.



  • In the Sailor Moon metaseries (1995), a subset of villains called the "Amazoness Quartet" appear in the fourth arc of the manga and its anime counterpart, Sailor Moon SuperS. The leader of the Amazoness Quartet is CereCere, who is later revealed to be a Sailor Senshi named Sailor Ceres.

21st century[edit]



  • Mundus Cerialis (2012), by Andy Frankham-Allen & Sharon Bidwell, a novella in the second series of Space 1889 & Beyond, is set on and within Ceres, in an alternative history in which mankind are in space during the Victorian Era.
  • In Ben Bova's series Asteroid Wars (2001–2007), a small mining base is established on Ceres.
  • In James S.A. Corey's Expanse series, Ceres is the largest colony in the asteroid belt, housing six million people. Ceres' rotational speed had been artificially increased prior to the events of the novels, providing its inhabitants with a weak artificial gravity. Inhabitants of Ceres, and the asteroid belt in general, are referred to as "Belters" and are much taller and thinner than the inhabitants of the inner planets due to the low gravity.
  • In The Unincorporated War (2010) by Dani & Eytan Kollin, Ceres is the capital and command base of the newly formed Alliance headed by Justin Cord.
  • In Jon Batson's In Search of a Legacy (2014), book 2 of 4 in his Adventures of a Space Bum series, Ceres is a dry and desolate planet neglected by the Central Government of Earth.
  • In Higher Reality (2015) by Alexander Janzer, Ceres in the year 2177 is the home of 30.000 people who live in magnetically rotating buildings for a gravitational effect.


  • In the movie The American Astronaut (2001) Ceres has a bar called the Ceres Crossroads, where a dance contest is held.


  • In the PC role-playing game Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990), Ceres is the location of an abandoned RAM (enemy) research base.
  • In the tabletop card-and-dice game Champions of the Galaxy, Ceres is home to futuristic wrestling superstars Massif and Earthquake (later known as Chopper Mattock and Powerhouse).
  • In the PC Game Descent (1995), one of the secret levels takes place on Ceres.
  • In the PC Game Descent 3 (1999), one of the missions requires the player to extract virus data samples from an underground research laboratory.
  • In the FPS/RPG Destiny, Ceres was colonized by an alien race called the Fallen following the cataclysmic end of humanity's Golden Age. Ceres was later totally destroyed by the forces of the Reef, a civilization of post-human "Awoken" who inhabit the Asteroid Belt, to prevent the Fallen there from joining their brethren on Earth in an attack on humanity's Last City.
  • In the RPG Mutant Chronicles, Ceres is the homeworld of Cybertronic Megacorporation.
  • In the PC Star Control series, Ceres Base is the place where formal contact with an alien species (the Chenjesu) is first made. Following the Ur-Quan war, the destruction of Ceres Station by the invading Ur-Quan fleet signifies the defeat of the human race, leading to their subsequent enslavement.
  • In the SNES video game Super Metroid, a Space colony named "Ceres" appears as the first playable area. It is unknown if it is related to the actual dwarf planet, though it appears to be surrounded by asteroids, implying that it too is in an asteroid belt.
  • In the PC game Terminal Velocity (1995), one of the missions involves the player destroying a machine that would cause Ceres to crash into Earth.
  • In the RPG Transhuman Space, it is the largest colony in the asteroid belt and is an independent state living in functional anarchy.
  • In the PC Game Warframe, Ceres is a space system and planet controlled by the Grineer Empire, a race of cloned humans.
  • In the fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe, the Adeptus Mechanicus renews its alliance with the Imperium of Man with the Treaty of Ceres, following the Age of Apostasy.
  • In the computer game Zone of the Enders, there is a space colony on Ceres.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ C - Heinlein Concordance at www.heinleinsociety.org
  2. ^ L.Neil Smith (2009). Ceres (Online ed.).  (The final chapter and epilogue were posted in January 2010 and included in print versions beginning with the paperback, published in October 2011)
  3. ^ https://www.goodreads.com/series/103700-the-slaver-wars
  4. ^ http://www.escapefromterra.com/
  5. ^ Zone of the Enders The 2nd Runner at www.konami.jp