Black Mirror creator/mastermind Charlie Brooker, fresh off winning two Emmys for last season’s beloved episode “San Junipero,” has announced the first group of authors who get to play in his twisted world for Black Mirror: Volume I. Or, as he calls it, Black Mirror: Paper Edition.
According to the announcement on Penguin Random House UK’s website, the first of three volumes (edited by Brooker) will feature three novella-length stories (with plots soon to be announced) by Cory Doctorow, Claire North, and Sylvain Neuvel.
It’s a fascinating mix whose perspectives, especially in recent novels, seem as if they would fit well in Brooker’s context of the thorny relationship between humans and technology: Doctorow pondering what it would be like to leave society behind entirely in Walkaway; North introducing us to an unforgettably forgettable woman in The Sudden Appearance of Hope; and Neuvel’s fascination with Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods.
The authors shared their excitement on Twitter:
Did someone say #BlackMirror ?
— Claire North (@ClaireNorth42) September 21, 2017
I can finally share. SO proud to be a part of this. https://t.co/DcuWEPB0Q9
— Sylvain Neuvel (@neuvel) September 21, 2017
Black Mirror: Volume I will be published February 20, 2018; the second is expected to be released fall 2018, the third in 2019. Black Mirror season 4 should be premiering on Netflix sometime later this year; check out the first teaser.