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Aurora Falls by Bugzapper
  • Recommended by Calvin Boy Of Destiny
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The tale of sole survivor Alexander Selkirk after the Aurora's crash landing on 4546B, or "Manannán" as he prefers. Now complete, but the sequel Borealis Rising is in progress.
  • Comments: An excellent fanfiction, beginning as the game does, with the Aurora crashing and the protagonist awakening in the life pod, but ends up becoming a substantial fanfiction, introducing many new concepts such as a Cyclops armed with stasis and repulsion cannons.
  • Now has its own trope page at Aurora Falls

The Aftermath
  • Recommended by Atomic-Punch
  • Status: In-progress
  • Synopsis: If the creatures in Subnautica created military factions and decided to fight each other for various reasons. Each faction has its own author.
  • Comments: This isn't the first story in the series, but it stands well enough on it's own. It's a work in progress, but some of the writing, especially the posts written by "Narrator", is very good.
  • The warper's faction, (the PH/SP) is written by Kingkuma, the author of the fantasy webcomic The Noordegraaf Files.

In Charge by coincidencless
  • Recommended by GENERALETHAN 13
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story takes the basic description of the Ampeel as being inquisitive and explores that. A survivor of the Aurora's crash, Varien, struggles to survive with a goal to find his fiancee, he discovers help, or it discovers him.
  • Comments: The story takes aspects of Subnautica and puts it into focus or expands on it, behaviors of fauna and such, also a key point is the virus' is driving Varien to find the cure before he dies. It goes deeper than your average fic.
  • Has a under construction trope page at In Charge

Neebs Gaming Subnautica Playthrough starring Appsro
  • Recommended by Jalaras
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is the story of passenger of the Aurora, designation 00FU ('real' name Appsro), and how he copes with and survives the world of Subnautica. Along with him are the help-desk people of the company he works for, who can be just as much a hindrance as a help. Now has a tropes page.
  • Comments: What could've just been a regular cut and dry playthrough of the game is instead changed into a very funny and entertaining story by this gaming channel (not surprising consider that they're the creative minds behind "Doraleous and Associates" and "Battlefield Friends.") The playthrough frames itself as though Appsro is talking over the radio to other members of the Channel, who play the role of help-desk personnel back at headquarters (all treated as a flowing narrative in-game). If you like the Neebs Gaming crew at all, or just in general like stories based in the Subnautica world, then this is for you as it gets very amusing to watch Appsro struggle with people who are supposed to be helping him, but have their heads buried halfway in the sand. Completed.
    • Link for playlist of the individual episodes.
    • Link for the first "season" compiled into one long video (running at over 8 hours long).

Degasi by Coffeelemental

  • Recommended by l156a21
  • Status: In-progress
  • Synopsis: Paul Torgal diverts his ship, the Degasi, to uncharted ocean planet 4546B in order to scan it for mineral wealth — only to doom himself, his son, and their bodyguard to a life of exile on a hostile alien world.
  • Comments: Created by the artist who made the Undertale Fancomic The Anomaly, this speculative comic is the first to take what little is known from the game about the Degasi crew and turn it into an engaging story that's worth a read. This comic has also caught the attention of the game devs behind Subnautica who have enjoyed it thus far.
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