1. The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Zoo takes part in a reality show in a search for adventure, aiming to beat eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks that take place deep in the wilderness. However, things soon become even darker as the contestants are subjected to twisted mind games - abandoned towns and gruesome props begin to haunt them. But what if these aren't games at all? What if there's something else going on in the world that means the contestants' survival really isn't guaranteed?
 

2. The One by John Marrs

What if there was no more need for Tinder? For blind dates? For unsuccessful romances? In John Marrs' The One, finding your perfect match is simply one mouth swab away - that's all it takes for you to find the person that you're genetically made for. But even soul mates have secrets, and what if the person you're matched with is harbouring the darkest secret of all?
 

3. The Peripheral by William Gibson

From the author of Neuromancer comes the tale of two characters, seventy-some years apart, whose paths cross when one of them, Flynne, is pulled into freelance online game-playing that takes her on a journey into the future. There she encounters Wilf, a man on the far side of the apocalyse, where things are good for the haves, and there aren't many have-nots left.
 

4. Inside Black Mirror by Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones and Jason Arnopp

Go behind-the-scenes of one of the biggest cult TV shows with the official illustrated book, Inside Black Mirror. Serving as a dystopian metaphor for current political and social crises, Black Mirror has now spanned five series and amassed a huge fan base. The official book covers everything from the origins of the series to thoughts from its creator, Charlie Brooker. A must-have companion for veteran fans hungry for all the extras. 

5. Irresistible by Adam Alter

If you're a fan of the "Nosedive" Season 3 episode starring Bryce Dallas Howard, then you'll love Adam Alter's exploration of society's current obsession with media and technology, made irresistibly accessible through the phones in our pockets. Alter delves into the effects this has on our social development, blending fascinating stories with ingenious science to explain how and why we all got hooked.

6. Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

What makes Black Mirror so brilliant is its ability to create worlds that mirror our own in believable ways, while introducing an element of twisted darkness that draws us in. Shirley Jackson does this magnificently in her series of deliciously dark tales about suburbia, and the rotten core that hides behind its manicured lawns and picket fences.
 

7. Goodhouse by Peyton Marshall

Goodhouse isn't a prison. Despite the dogs, guards, tracking devices and reinforced fences, Goodhouse is a final chance for boys who have genetic markers that identify them as individuals with the potential for violent and criminal behaviour - they will stay in Goodhouse until they turn 18, uup to which time attempts will be made to 'fix' them. With a plot that sounds like something directly from a Black Mirror episode, Goodhouse is a must read for fans of the show.

 

8. True Names by Vernor Vinge

Part of the reissued Penguin World series, True Names is a seminal work of the cyberpunk genre that tells the story of Mr Slippery, an illegal computer hacker and expert in virtual reality who finds himself pitted against an international cybercriminal. Perfect for fans of science fiction who want to explore its roots.
 

9. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Elan Mastai tells the story of Tom Barren, a man who comes from a 2016 in which technology has resulted in a utopian society where all of man's problems are solved. Tom's only problem is that the girl of his dreams is gone, and he decides to use his access to a time machine to change things. This results in Tom finding himself in a terrible alternate reality that we can recognise as our 2016. Bitingly hilarious and filled with mind-bending science and unexpected moments of hope, All Our Wrong Todays is a refreshing addition to the time-travel genre.
 

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