Books Inspired by Netflix Series Black Mirror to be Published!

By June 15, 2017News, Television

Charlie Brooker is proving to be a very busy man as of late. His science fiction series Black Mirror was first released on British television in 2011, then bought by Netflix in 2016. The latest news is that the series has now inspired a range of books.

The original production company, Endemol, described the series as: “a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world”.

Recently, Charlie Brooker announced how the novels based on Black Mirror  will give us “new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world”. The first book is scheduled for release on the 20th of February 2018. A range of different authors will pen the short-story novels with Brooker at the editorial helm.

According to the BBC, Brooker has said: “All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors – that’s a joyous prospect. And they’re appearing in a high-tech new format known as a book.

“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. Sounds far-fetched to me, but we’ll see.”

The as-of-yet unnamed authors of the book series will be “leading names in the literary world”.

This is exciting news for fans of both science fiction and Black Mirror!

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