Ben Aaronovitch

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Ben Aaronovitch
Aaronovitch at a Forbidden Planet event
Aaronovitch at a Forbidden Planet event
BornBen Dylan Aaronovitch
February 1964 (age 54)
Camden, London, England
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter
Notable worksRivers of London
Remembrance of the Daleks
Spouse
Marie Fofana (m. 1992)
[1]
RelativesSam Aaronovitch (father)
Owen Aaronovitch (brother)
David Aaronovitch (brother)

Ben Dylan Aaronovitch (born February 1964)[2] is an English author and screenwriter. He is the author of the Rivers of London series of novels. He also wrote two Doctor Who serials in the late 1980s and spin-off novels from Doctor Who and Blake's 7.

Biography[edit]

Family[edit]

Born in Camden,[3] Aaronovitch is the son of the economist Sam Aaronovitch who was a senior member of the Communist Party of Great Britain,[4] and the younger brother of actor Owen Aaronovitch and journalist David Aaronovitch.[5] He attended Holloway School.[6]

Doctor Who and television work[edit]

Aaronovitch wrote two Doctor Who serials Remembrance of the Daleks (1988) and Battlefield (1989) for BBC television, and also the novelization of the former.

He wrote one episode for Casualty (1990) and was then a regular writer on science fiction series Jupiter Moon.[7]

He subsequently wrote or co-wrote three Doctor Who spin-off novels in the Virgin Publishing New Adventures range; he created the character Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart who became a semi-regular in the New Adventures. He has also written a novel and several short stories published by Big Finish Productions featuring the character of Bernice Summerfield, who was originally developed in the New Adventures. He also co-wrote a Doctor Who audio drama for Big Finish, and has written a number of Blake's 7 spin-off audio dramas.

Rivers of London[edit]

Aaronovitch currently lives in Wimbledon and is working on Rivers of London, a series of urban fantasy police procedural novels featuring Police Constable and apprentice wizard, Peter Grant.[8]

Television[edit]

Doctor Who[edit]

Casualty[edit]

  • "Results" (1990)

Jupiter Moon[edit]

  • Episode 69 (1990)
  • Episode 70 (1990)
  • Episode 80 (1990)
  • Episode 81 (1990)
  • Episode 95 (1990)
  • Episode 119 (1996)
  • Episode 120 (1996)
  • Episode 131 (1996)
  • Episode 132 (1996)
  • Episode 148 (1996)

Dark Knight[edit]

  • "Stonegod" (2001)

Audio dramas[edit]

Blake's 7[edit]

  • Rebel (2007)
  • When Vila Met Gan (2008)
  • Eye of the Machine (2008)
  • Blood and Earth (2009)

Doctor Who[edit]

Novels[edit]

Doctor Who[edit]

Novelisations[edit]

Virgin New Adventures[edit]

Rivers of London[edit]

  • Rivers of London (known as Midnight Riot in the U.S.) (2011)[9] ISBN 9781782761877
  • Moon Over Soho (2011) ISBN 9780345524591
  • Whispers Under Ground (2012) ISBN 9780345524614
  • Broken Homes (2013) ISBN 9780575132467
  • Foxglove Summer (2014) ISBN 9780575132504
  • The Hanging Tree (3 November 2016 in the UK,[10] 31 January 2017 in the US[11]) ISBN 9780575132559
  • The Furthest Station (28 September 2017) ISBN 9781473222427 — novella, set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree
  • Lies Sleeping (6 November 2018[12]) ISBN 9781473207813

Others[edit]

Comics[edit]

Rivers of London - Body Work[edit]

  • Body Work #1 - 16 July 2015
  • Body Work #2 - 19 August 2015
  • Body Work #3 - 16 September 2015
  • Body Work #4 - 21 October 2015
  • Body Work #5 - 20 November 2015
  • Body Work (Collection/Graphic Novel) - 29 March 2016

Rivers of London - Night Witch[edit]

  • Night Witch #1 - 16 March 2016
  • Night Witch #2 - 13 April 2016
  • Night Witch #3 - 18 May 2016
  • Night Witch (Collection/Graphic Novel) - 1 November 2016

Rivers of London - Black Mould[edit]

  • Black Mould #1 - 12 October 2016
  • Black Mould #2 - 16 November 2016
  • Black Mould #3 - 21 December 2016
  • Black Mould #4 - 1 February 2017
  • Black Mould #5 - 8 March 2017
  • Black Mould (Collection/Graphic Novel) - 25 July 2017

Rivers of London - Detective Stories[edit]

  • Detective Stories #1 - 7 June 2017
  • Detective Stories #2 - 12 July 2017
  • Detective Stories #3 - 9 August 2017
  • Detective Stories #4 - 13 September 2017
  • Detective Stories (Collection/Graphic Novel) - 29 December 2017

Short stories[edit]

Rivers of London series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
  2. ^ https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/7EXDCfj8Zl7I2EzamT980ACkLpM/appointments
  3. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ Barker, Martin (1992). A Haunt of Fears: The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-61703-747-4. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  5. ^ John Grahl (8 June 1998). "Obituary: Sam Aaronovitch". The Independent. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010.
  6. ^ The Old Camdenians Club. Retrieved 31 January 2015
  7. ^ "Ben Aaronovitch". Zeno Agency. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Rivers Of London coming to television". Den of Geek.
  9. ^ "Del Rey Buys Ben Aaronovitch's RIVERS OF LONDON Series…". Zeno Literary Agency. 2010-03-01. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
  10. ^ http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/09/the-hanging-tree-announcement/
  11. ^ http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/315855/the-hanging-tree-by-ben-aaronovitch/
  12. ^ "Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant, #7)". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2018-03-24.

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