Talk:Tau Ceti in fiction

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Niven[edit]

Larry Niven wrote a book called Rainbow Mars, in which all the Martian civilizations imagined by Edgar Rice Burroughs, C.S. Lewis, H.G. Wells, etc., exist together on the same crowded planet. Someone inevitably will write a "Rainbow Tau Ceti," in which all the fictional worlds imagined around Tau Ceti orbit that star. Das Baz 18:34, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

In both Time for the Stars and The Legacy of Heorot, the big predator on the planet is a giant lizard. Maybe they're related?

Maybe the "C" in "Tau Alpha C" stands for "Ceti." 66.99.0.56 16:09, 31 January 2007 (UTC) I think this comment is mine, but I am not certain. It was years ago. Das Baz, aka Erudil 19:16, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

The first time I did some editing in this article, there were about a dozen fictional worlds associated with Tau Ceti. By now there are over thirty. Das Baz, aka Erudil 22:45, 4 February 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Das Baz (talkcontribs) It is absurd to say the comment is "unsigned" when it has both of my signatures, Das Baz and Erudil 18:24, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Tau Ceti is not from Halo, the planet there is called Chi Ceti, that should be deleted... - AvidWriter —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.221.116.142 (talk) 21:39, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Noteworthy?[edit]

This

  • In Jim Erjavec's The Caverns of Mare Cetus, Tau Ceti is the parent star to a lifeless world that is riddled with spectacular subterranean passages. The Tau Ceti System has thirteen planets and 144 satellites. Mare Cetus is the third planet from Tau Ceti; Novia Cetus, the home planet of the explorers investigating the caverns on Mare Cetus, is the second planet. The novel is set in the year 2165.

is a self-published book. It hardly seems noteworthy enough for inclusion. Opinions? --SandChigger (talk) 03:25, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Update on Rainbow Tau Ceti[edit]

By my latest count, there are at least 39 fictional planets orbiting Tau Ceti. "Rainbow Tau Ceti" will be a huge Saga. Das Baz, aka Erudil 16:52, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

second closest star to the sun[edit]

The page states "Tau Ceti is the second closest star to the Sun (after Alpha Centauri A) having spectral class G", which can be misread as "Tau Ceti is the second closest star to the Sun, having spectral class G" which would be wrong. However, it should be read as "Tau Ceti is the second closest star to the Sun having spectral class G", which is correct, since only Alpha Centauri A has spectral class G and is nearer to the sun (see list of nearest stars).

Perhaps some native speaker can change the sentence in a way that avoids this possible misunderstanding? -- Andreas Ley (talk) 10:04, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Someone had changed it to "second closest main sequence" star, which is not true. Sirius and various red dwarfs are closer. Believe I have it correct now. Pekoebrew (talk) 00:52, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Bodacious Space Pirates (the light novel series)…[edit]

… is mentioned twice, once under literature and once under comics. Light novels aren't comics (in any way). The comics reference should IMO be removed, however the text there is better, so it should be moved to literature.

If nobody has a good reason why not, I'll do it in a couple of days. As a very occasional contributor, I don't like to make changes without asking first. Lalo Martins (talk) 18:19, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Hm, actually there's a manga adaptation. I'll just edit to make that explicit. And why not do the same for the anime while I'm at it Lalo Martins (talk) 18:22, 11 August 2017 (UTC)