There is almost no better sign of the strength of an author’s fanbase, than some form of adaptation of their work – be it a graphic novel, a television series, a feature-length movie, or, as can sometimes happen, something more musical. Ben Aaronovitch‘s fan-favourite urban fantasy novel RIVERS OF LONDON will soon be receiving a graphic novel/comics adaptation, and the television rights have been optioned by Feel Films. The novel has also become the subject of a song.
Ben’s nephew, Mikis Michaelides is a composer and musician of some note, who works with Doc Brown on their hugely successful 4 O’Clock Club for the BBC. After reading RIVERS OF LONDON, which both Doc and Mikis loved, they (in concert with Ben) decided that a rap based on the book would be a very fine thing. You can now listen to the result here. [We at Zeno, and a handful of Gollancz and publishing peeps were lucky enough to hear a live rendition in London late last year. Not that we’re bragging. Much…]
The first four books in Ben’s Rivers of London/Peter Grant series have been published in the UK, by Gollancz: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDER GROUND and BROKEN HOMES.
We’re hoping to have some very good news to announce in the near future regarding what’s coming next for Peter Grant…