Article updated in September 2015, originally written with the help of Default Melody and LordHaruto.
Created by 5pb. and Nitro+, Steins;Gate became a reference among visual novels.
Since it’d be better to make all the fruits drop from the banana tree, the franchise has been adapted in several ways, including light novels.
As there is a lot of Steins;Gate LNs, here is a list of those which have been published as of now.
The original story, with two major differences.
Related to Darling of Loving Vows (比翼恋理のだーりん – Hiyoku Renri no Darling), a video game and romantic spin-off of the original VN.
Related to the eponymous 8-bit game, an alternate sequel of the VN’s true end.
Related to Linear Bounded Phenogram (線形拘束のフェノグラム – Senkei Kousoku no Phenogram), a video game that is slightly different from the original work.
Butterfly Effect’s Divergence:Reverse
(蝶翼のダイバージ:Reverse – Chouyoku no Divergence:Reverse)
(形而上のネクローシス:Reverse – Keijijou no Necrosis:Reverse)
Boundary Surface of Steins;Gate:Rebirth
(境界面上のシュタインズ・ゲート:Rebirth – Kyoukai Menjou no Steins;Gate:Rebirth)
Idiom of the Sextant:Prequel
(六分儀のイディオム:前編 – Rokubungi no Idiom:Zenpen)
Idiom of the Sextant:Sequel
(六分儀のイディオム:後編 – Rokubungi no Idiom:Kouhen)
Author : Kiyomune Miwa
Illustrators : Kyuta Sakai, Fruit Punch
Five volumes published by Sneaker Bunko (Kadokawa)
The beginning of the main story, from Kurisu Makise’s point of view.
Adaptation of the Alpha Drama CD.
Adaptation of the eponymous movie.
Epigraph of the Closed Curve
(平時曲線のエピグラフ – Heiji Kyokusen no Epigraph)
Pandora of Eternal Return
(永劫回帰のパンドラ – Eigou Kaiki no Pandora)
Altair at the Apoapsis of Infinity
(無限遠点のアルタイル – Mugen Enten no Altair)
Author : Masashi Takimoto
Illustrator : huke
Three volumes published by MAGES.
Epigraph and Pandora are set on winter 2010, in the Beta Attractor Field.
Altair focuses on the character of Kagari Shiina.
A sequel set 6 years after the main story.
Postponed to January 2015, it was finally cancelled on December 22, 2014.
This list may evolve with time, as this is the choice of Steins;Gate.