Fans of science fiction and horror anthology TV shows have reason to celebrate this week. On Tuesday, it was revealed that a Black Mirror book series is coming, courtesy of Penguin Random House. The Black Mirror book series will comprise three short-fiction anthologies edited by TV-series creator Charlie Brooker, and the first volume is currently scheduled for publication in early 2018.
Since it premiered in 2011, Black Mirror has amassed a cult following, and for good reason. The show's creepy, unconnected, satirical takes on every facet of modern life hearken back to the days of The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, and Tales from the Darkside. A few episodes — such as "The Waldo Effect," "Nosedive," and "Shut Up and Dance" — have hit quite close to home in the U.S. and elsewhere.
According to Brooker, the Black Mirror book series will contain "[a]ll-new stories from different authors ... in [a] high-tech 'paper' format." Unfortunately, none of the involved authors have been announced at this time. The first volume of the Black Mirror book series is expected to appear in stores on Feb. 20, 2018, with another installment scheduled for the following fall. A third volume will drop sometime in 2019.