New Black Mirror stories to be released as books

In a bit of an odd development for a show focusing so much on advanced technology, Black Mirror is set to be adapted into a series of books.

The high-tech dystopian drama series, which moved from the UK's Channel 4 to Netflix for its third season past year, is branching out with an old-fashioned paper-based book anthology, its creator announced Tuesday. This is BLACK MIRROR in book form - allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction.

Brooker tweeted today: "We're pleased to announce Black Mirror will soon be available in high-tech 'paper" format'. The series began on the UK's Channel 4, before getting picked up by Netflix for seasons 3 and 4, after the original batch of episodes proved to be a big hit among the service's streaming subscribers.

Each volume in the series will comprise a collection of three "all-new, all-original" fiction novellas that Brooker will edit.

Penguin Random House's Del Rey imprint will release the trilogy opener in the States next February. You have been warned...' The last Netflix season was released worldwide in October 2016 and the next will be coming later this year.

Though you'd be foolish to try and put "Black Mirror" in a box relating to genre, it's fair to say that a lot of what's been on offer so far is at least within touching distance of the sci-fi realm.

"Apparently you just have to glance at some sort of 'ink code" printed on paper and images and sounds magically appear in your head, enacting the story. Magician Penn Jillette has revealed he has contribute one story to the series.

  • Salvatore Jensen