Ben Aaronovitch is a British novelist best known among the readers and literary critics for his best-selling Rivers of London series of novels. His professional career started in 1988 when he got involved in Doctor Who for the BBC by writing two Doctor Who serials; The Battlefield in 1989 and The Remembrance of the Daleks in 1998. Subsequently he became a permanent author for the BSB’s SF series Jupiter Moon and wrote an episode for the BBC’s medical drama Casualty. Aaronovitch was born in 1964 in London and is the son of an economist and a prominent member of the British Communist Party Sam Aaronovitch. The writer currently lives in Wimbledon and is fully committed to his work on The Rivers of London.
Order of Bernice Summerfield Series
Order of Doctor Who: 7th Doctor Series
|1||Remembrance of the Daleks||1990|
Order of Doctor Who: New Adventures Series
Order of Peter Grant Series
|1||Rivers of London||2011|
|2||Moon Over Soho||2011|
|3||Whispers Under Ground||2012|
|6||The Hanging Tree||2016|
Order of Rivers of London / Peter Grant Graphic Novel Series
|1||Rivers of London: Body Work #1||2015|
|2||Rivers of London: Body Work #2||2015|
|3||Rivers of London: Body Work #3||2015|
|4||Rivers of London: Body Work #4||2015|
|5||Rivers of London: Body Work #5||2015|
|6||Rivers of London: Night Witch #1||2016|
|7||Rivers of London: Night Witch #2||2016|
|8||Rivers of London: Night Witch #3||2016|
|9||Rivers of London: Night Witch #4||2016|
|10||Rivers of London: Night Witch #5||2016|
|11||Rivers of London: Black Mould #1||2016|
|12||Rivers of London: Black Mould #2||2016|
Aaronovitch’s most notable books are The Doctor Who novelizations (n.b. Remembrance of the Daleks), his three Doctor Who spin-off novels in the Virgin New Adventures series and six novels from the Rivers of London series (n.b. the sixth one, The Hanging Tree is scheduled for publishing in January 2017).
BEN AARONOVITCH AWARDS
Aaronovitch’s novel The Rivers Of London received very positive feedback from the critics and was subsequently nominated for the Galaxy National Book Award in the New Writer Of The Year category. The series is not yet completed, so its true literary value can only be appreciated after some time.
BEN AARONOVITCH BOOKS INTO MOVIES
Most of Aaronovitch’s novels and other literary works have been ground up works directly for the Television, mostly BBC. The writer mostly wrote for TV serials focusing on specific episodes. His work on The Remembrance of the Daleks as the first serial in the 25th season of Doctor Who includes four episodes. The work he did on TV drama Casuality includes an episode called ‘Results’. In addition to those works, he also authored 10 episodes for the Jupiter Moon in 1990 and 1996. Aaranovich also worked on the Dark Night – a TV series filmed in New Zealand which follows Ivanhoe’s quest to bring peace to England by restoring King Richard to the throne.
Aaronovitch had also authored several audio dramas, which include Doctor Who audio drama for Big Finish called Earth Aid. He also worked on a number of Blake’s 7 SF series audio dramas; the Rebel, When Vila Met Gan, Eye of the Machine and the Blood and Earth in 2009. While none of his books were yet used to inspire a movie AFTER they were published, considering that he is a very productive writer, it is just a matter of time before some of his works catch the attention of some big studio film script scout.
BEST BEN AARONOVITCH BOOKS
Aaronovitch’s best literary works include the Rivers of London series of novels and his Doctor Who novelization Remembrance of the Daleks.
The Rivers of London tells a story of Peter Grant, a Metropolitan Police officer who is recruited into a special detachment of the London’s Metropolitan Police Service that deals with paranormal cases. Grant’s job is to investigate a series of recent crimes in which someone or something is turning ordinary people into ruthless killers. At the same time, Grant has to negotiate peace between two gods who rule the Thames and are locked in a bitter feud. Even thought these two tasks do not seem related at all, Grant will have to discover that they have very much in common indeed. The Rivers of London was published in 2011 and it the first novel in the series of the same name (it is followed by Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground, Broken Homes and Foxglove Summer.)
In his second work, the Remembrance of the Daleks, the main protagonist called “The Doctor” travels back in 1963 to retrieve a powerful device called the Hand of Omega to keep it from the Daleks who are in the state of a civil war. Araronovitch wrote the Remembrance Of The Daleks when he was only 25. It was the first series in the 25th season of the show and Aaronovitch used this opportunity to incorporate many references to past episodes of the show into the story. His work on the story received positive reviews from the audience and critics alike as Aaronovitch reintroduced mystery and magic into the series. His greatest credit was that the was able to do it with intelligence and revisionist continuity.