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"A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam."
- Frederik Pohl

Tacspace  
  An augmented representation of space battles.  

She flitted between the real-as-it-could-be view shown by the deep-space scan sensors, where the stars were bunched hard blue-white in a circle ahead and collected into a fuzzy red pool behind with pure blackness in every other direction, and the dark abstraction that was Tacspace, a multi-lined and -radiused sphere where the ships of the fleet sat, little stylized arrowhead shapes of varying sizes and colors, a line of fading dots behind each indicating their courses, green glowing identities and status codes riding alongside them...
From The Algebraist, by Iain M Banks.
Published by Orbit in 2004
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I'm assuming that the term is a contraction of Tactical Space.

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