Even if No Man’s Sky is unrelated I think any sci-fi fan would be interested in the lore of No Man’s Sky. I thought I would collect some of the game’s story and lore here in one place. Big spoilers ahead. Hello games, the developer of NMS, worked with Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), and James Swallow (Star Trek, Deus Ex) to create the lore.
In No Man’s Sky you can follow the “Atlas path.” This is the main story line in the game. u/KK-DXB of reddit has compiled all lore together before, so I will just link to that page,
There are also three races in No Man’s Sky, Korvax, Gek, and Vy’keen. Again u/KK-DXB has made these,
Once in a while you come across abandoned facilities. There is a story line here as well.
There are two unique NPCs named Nada and Polo. Every time you meet them at a “space anomaly” which is similar to a space station, they provide a story line too.
There is also a comic book that was made and came with pre-orders. u/ABTBenjamins of reddit provides (click top link to go to imgur album),
and here is a pastebin dumb from the game files of all the text from around time of the game’s release for a second source of all of the above texts,
Game ending spoiler ahead. When you reach the center of the galaxy you start again in a new galaxy with a new name. You keep your weapon and ship. The galaxies are named differently,