Charlie Brooker is editing a Black Mirror anthology novel series — that’s right, the techno-speculative TV series is going back to basics!

Just when you thought Black Mirror couldn’t be more surprising.

In a fittingly ironic move, the award-winning BBC-turned-Netflix anthology series is getting a book version, with stories from Claire North, Cory Doctorow and Sylvain Neuvel edited together by creator Charlie Brooker himself.

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Penguin Random House is co-publishing the first volume in the series, which will feature one all-original story from each author “in the style of the show.”

Says Charlie Brooker of the news:

“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 first volume in the Black Mirror anthology book series will be published in February 2018. The second volume is set for autumn 2018, and the third will follow in 2019.

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