Master & Commander – Aubrey-Maturin Series is a Must Read for Sci-Fi Fans

“The problem with the Aubrey-Maturin Series is that there are ONLY 20 books. You’ll never want it to end. It’s just not enough.” That was the fanatical introduction I was given when I first started the Aubrey–Maturin series (Wikipedia) series. I’m now on book 18 The Yellow Admiral – Wikipedia and it’s too true, this is a magical book series.

Historical Science Fiction may be a good classfication of these novels. The Aubrey-Maturin series is very similar to reading Neal Stephenson’s Historical Science Fiction books – Cryptonomicon (Wikipedia), Quicksilver (Wikipedia), The Confusion (Wikipedia), and The System of the World (Wikipedia). If you read those then you’ll really like this. They’re all fantastic entertainment.


Patrick O’Brian

Neal Stephenson