‘Black Mirror’ the book is coming soon to haunt your nightmares
Well, we know what we’re reading in February 2018: Black Mirror Volume I.
The high-tech dystopian drama series, which moved from the UK’s Channel 4 to Netflix for its third season last year, is branching out with an old-fashioned paper-based book anthology, its creator announced Tuesday.
“All new stories from all new authors, yeah?” Brooker added in his trademark casual Brit style.
None of those authors — supposedly “some of the leading names in contemporary fiction” — have been announced yet. But in an encouraging sign of high quality storymaking, Brooker himself will be editing the anthology, according to the book’s official RandomHouse website.
“This book takes the very essence of the globally acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world,” the publisher says.
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.
Given that Black Mirror basically predicted Donald Trump with “The Waldo Moment”, preempted sexual revelations about Prime Minister David Cameron and a pig in “The National Anthem,” and crystalized the nightmare side of social media in “Nosedive” … yeah, we’d go beyond saying that it makes us see the world in a more disturbing light.
We’d say that the show has a pretty good claim on creating our actual future, not just predicting it.
Black Mirror Volume I — the title of which suggests there’ll be more — will arrive on a nightstand and a nightmare near you in 8 months time. Prepare accordingly.