The dystopian British television series “#Black Mirror,” which is now available to stream as a Netflix Original, is a clever and thought-provoking series of separate stories, each dealing with the human connection to media and technology with sometimes incredibly scary results. It is now heading for book form as a series of three separate volumes.

Dystopian reading becoming popular

Over the last few months everything dystopian has been flying off the bookshelves. First it was George Orwell’s novel "1984," then it was Margaret Atwood’s terrifying novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is currently available as a television series on Hulu.

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This is possibly what gave the creator of “Black Mirror” the idea to adapt the TV series into book form.

Charlie Brooker, a British journalist and screenwriter for the show, announced the news about the new #Book Series via Twitter, saying that “Black Mirror” is soon to be available in “high-tech ‘paper’ format.” However, while he is the screenwriter for the TV series, he did confirm that the books would be written by different authors and that it wouldn’t be the same stories seen before on TV. There’s going to be a whole bunch of new ones.

‘Black Mirror’ as a three-volume fiction series

The Telegraph quotes Ebury, the publisher of the new books, as describing them as a “three-volume original fiction series,” and that they were inspired by the critically-acclaimed #Netflix Original series “Black Mirror.” The publisher went on to say that they would be working directly with Brooker on the project.

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Brooker hasn’t yet named the authors who will be involved in the series of books, but he did describe them as being “exciting” in a recent press release.

Entertainment Weekly quotes Brooker's press release as saying that the new “Black Mirror” stories will appear in a new high-tech format known as a “book.” He said, tongue-in-cheek, that you apparently only have to look at some kind of “ink code” on the paper and the sounds and images will then magically appear in your head, telling the story. He joked that it was all a bit far-fetched to him.

Volume 1 of the three-volume series “Black Mirror” is to be published on February 22, 2018 and is, reportedly, available for pre-order now. The second volume is scheduled for autumn 2018 and the third for 2019.

‘Black Mirror’ on Netflix

Brooker initially created one-off episodes and a short miniseries for Channel 4 in the U.K. Due to its instant popularity, last year he came up with 12 brand new episodes of the dystopian series for Netflix. For those who prefer watching “Black Mirror” on TV, the fourth season is expected to air later this year. For others that haven't seen the show, a trailer for Season 3 is included below to give you a taste of what it's all about.