|Name:||Aubrey/Maturin novels, Master and Commander (novels and film)|
|Country of Origin:||Britain|
|External Links:||Paintings of the Aubrey/Maturin book covers by Geoff Hunt RSMA|
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Patrick O'Brian's naval stories, set during the Napoleonic Wars, are referred to outside of slash and media fandom as the "Aubrey/Maturin" novels, to some fannish amusement. (See virgule.) Within the fandom, the book series as a whole is known as the Aubreyad (following the naming style of the 'Iliad' and 'Aeneid').
Within media fandom, they are inside the umbrella fandom of Age Of Sail. The fictional output within the fandom tends to be mainly slash, pairing the main characters Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. There is also a smaller amount of gen and femslash.
The film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, released in 2003, is an adaptation of the 10th novel, but it also uses scenes from other novels. This film release caused a surge of popularity in the fandom, and the creation of many online fan communities.
For a list of related fandoms, see List of Military Fandoms.
Most of the communities in the fandom were originally set up on LiveJournal and the majority of them have since had mirror communities set up on Dreamwidth.
The Dear Surprise (a one-off print fanzine)
Archives and Communities
- mandc_library on Livejournal and on Dreamwidth
- Master and Commander - All Media Types on the AO3
- mandc_watch -- group watches of the film, on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth
- mandc_read -- group read-through of the series, on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth
- perfect_duet -- dedicated to the Aubrey/Maturin pairing, on Livejournal and on Dreamwidth
- The Gunroom - the mailing list of HMS Surprise
- Master and Commander: an overview post by soupytwist for Crack Van (7/2006)
- Fandom: Master and Commander (on LiveJournal) overview post by nolivingman for Newbieguide (last updated 9/2009)
- Fandoms I Have Loved 5: Master and Commander primer post by thefourthvine (5/2004)
- Particular Friends by damned_colonial, Aubrey/Maturin pairing essay for ship_manifesto (11/2004)