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Aaronovitch, Ben

(1964-    ) UK author, initially best known for his Television involvement, whose first genre work was the script for the Doctor Who serial Remembrance of the Daleks (1988), one of the most successful adventures of that period in the series' life. Aaronovitch novelized it as Remembrance of the Daleks (1990). After the 1989 cancellation of Doctor Who, he wrote three contributions to the Doctor Who: The New Adventures series: Transit (1993), The Also People (1995) and So Vile a Sin (1997).

The very popular Rivers of London/Peter Grant sequence beginning with Rivers of London (2011; vt Midnight Riot 2011) is a Crosshatch Urban Fantasy [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] featuring an engaging Black Metropolitan Police detective who is involved in police-procedural investigations complicated by Magic and Supernatural Creatures, set for the most part in a fantasy-tinged version of London whose river-gods take engaging human form; The Furthest Station (2017) focuses on the rich territory of London Underground, including the London Underground itself. The novel series continues, accompanied by Comics set in the same milieu which are not novel adaptations but interpolated or tangential stories each assembled as a Graphic Novel, the first of these being Body Work (graph 2016). [JC/GS/DRL]

Ben Dylan Aaronovitch

born London: February 1964



Doctor Who

Doctor Who: The New Adventures

Doctor Who: Bernice Summerfield

Rivers of London/Peter Grant

Rivers of London/Peter Grant graphic novels


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 07:53 am on 28 March 2023.