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Black Mirror to be adapted into a series of books

You were creeped out by the Netflix show; now get creeped out by this

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The dark, provocative world of the Netflix series Black Mirror is soon coming to a bookstore near you.

Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that they acquired a three-volume series of original books inspired by Black Mirror, with publication set to begin next year.

The series, set to be edited by Black Mirror creator Charlie Booker, is yet to be written, but each volume will be a collection of original, mid-length stories penned by soon to be announced popular writers.

The British TV series turned Netflix Original is distinctive for its clever and thought-provoking treatment of our connection to technology and media, with sometimes dire ramifications.

“All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors — that’s a joyous prospect,” said Booker about the new project. “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.”

While the Netflix series is expected to drop its fourth season later this year, the first volume of the Black Mirror books is planned for arrival next February. The second and third volumes are scheduled for autumn 2018 and 2019, respectively.