Black Mirror is unleashing three new books edited by Charlie Brooker

In case you didn’t have enough nightmare fuel, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker will edit a new series of books based on the series.

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s technological horror series, is switching formats with a new three-book series set for release by Penguin Random House and Ebury Publishing from February 2018.

The writer first tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon, joking that Black Mirror would now be “available in high-tech ‘paper’ format”.

“All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors – that’s a joyous prospect,” Brooker said. “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 Amazon listing, which you can find here, describes the book as: “Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix original series Black Mirror, this book takes the very essence of the globally-acclaimed cult TV show to create a new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world.

“This is Black Mirror in book form – allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different – and more disturbing – light. You have been warned…”

The series, which began on Channel 4 but has since moved to Netflix, particularly lends itself to this format because of its anthology nature, fostering different writers’ interpretations on the premise. The series is expected to return to Netflix for a fourth series later this year.