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These are recommendations made by Tropers for X-COM Fan Fics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into homosexual or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business. You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.

Campaigns, After Action Reports, and Lets Plays

GuavaMoment and Jade Star


chiasaur11 and Alex Knight

MJ 12 Commando

English Ivy

General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

X-COM Saga by Russ Brown.

  • Recommended by St Clair
  • Synopsis: The original classic from 1994, posted to UseNet one chapter at a time.

X-COM: Unknown Menace

  • Recommended by Flaser
  • Synopsis: This is EPIC, in the truest sense of the world. It covers the entire First Alien War (UFO Defense) from X-COM's beginning to the final battle at Cydonia (1998-2003). 36 chapters of brutal combat, political intrigue and conspiracy. André has managed to pack a lot into this story, bringing the game to life and giving us characters that you care about.
  • Comments: Worth noting that the writer's first language is not English, so this can make some parts difficult to read. Nonetheless, extremely well-done and properly thought-out, adding in political and conspiracy angles that the original game couldn't offer.
    • They Killed Fritz: It's worth noting that, although the original novel is complete, as is the intermediate short story 'Eulogy', the full sequel 'Abyssal' is currently Dead Fic, and will likely remain that way permanently - the most recent update, the eighth chapter, was posted in 2005. As such, it is likely that the third planned novel, 'Nemesis', will never even be begun.

Breeding Fear

  • Recommended by Andy Waltfeld
  • Pairings: Chrysalid/warm flesh, I guess
  • Synopsis: BioKraze takes a look inside the mind of everyone's favorite alien zombie maker.
  • Comments:

XSGCOM: Goa'uld Defence

  • Recommended by S J C, amitakartok, Krisnack
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As humanity fights two alien threats its defenders join forces to turn the tide
  • Comments: "suprisingly good" doesn't even scratch the surface. This fic is made of concentrated awesomeness mixed with a healthy dose of HSQ.'
    • Night: Feel-good asskickings abound. In other words...NOTHING LIKE X-COM.
    • Mandemo disagrees. It's excatly X-Com. It's just Jaffa suck compared to sectoids, etherial or crysalids... Still, X-Com spends most of it's time trying to figure alien tech out, as several situations at are very grim (Alien fighters fromInterceptor against UFO Defense equipment? Oh Crap). Still awesome!

XSGCOM: Terra from the Deep

  • Recommended by S J C, amitakartok
  • Pairings: None
  • Synopsis: SG-1/X-COM Crossover - As old enemies fall by the wayside new ones appear to challenge the Tau'ri and their allies.
  • Comments: Night as above, so far.
    • Mandemo Pretty much same as previous, although too early to judge until series is concluded.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

None Yet.

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