Into the Mirror Black

A black shape streaked into the room. Shadow leaped, transforming in mid-air, into the arms of Elizabeth. He looked at her and sneezed. “Shadowdancer,” Elizabeth said. “Still allergic to my lavender after all these years.


Author: Frank E. Bittinger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595832569

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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When the great-grandmother who raised him passes away, Storm Cassavettes leaves behind the life hes made for himself in Virginia and moves back to Western Maryland to claim his inheritancewhich includes a Victorian house he never knew existed. And he slowly begins to find answers to the question of his familys past. But some things are better left unknown. Soon after his arrival in New Mystic, he discovers an old book lodged in the wall. Its a book filled with arcane symbols, weird drawings, and what appears to be incantations. To whom did it belong and how did it get into the wall? While Storm sleeps, a new world opens around him. A woman watches him sleep. Children play hide and seek downstairs in the dead of night. And Storm dreamsdreams of a mirror, of an ancient city in ruins, and of the same city resurrecting itself.

The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams

Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones and Jason Arnopp, Inside Black Mirror (New York: Crown Archetype, 2018), 261. 62. Belinda Carlisle, Heaven Is a Place on Earth, Ocean Way Studios, 1987. 63. Burt Bacharach and Hal David (There's) Always ...


Author: Steven Keslowitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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This critical examination of two dystopian television series--Black Mirror and Electric Dreams--focuses on pop culture depictions of technology and its impact on human existence. Representations of a wide range of modern and futuristic technologies are explored, from early portrayals of artificial intelligence (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1921) to digital consciousness transference as envisioned in Black Mirror's "San Junipero." These representations reflect societal anxieties about unfettered technological development and how a world infused with invasive artificial intelligence might redefine life and death, power and control. The impact of social media platforms is considered in the contexts of modern-day communication and political manipulation.

Through the Black Mirror

As is often the case with Black Mirror, the episodes depict the near-present, and do not attempt to predict the future. ... The reality of “Men Against Fire” emerged through the media in two instances—in revealing the advances of new ...


Author: Terence McSweeney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030194581

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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This edited collection charts the first four seasons of Black Mirror and beyond, providing a rich social, historical and political context for the show. Across the diverse tapestry of its episodes, Black Mirror has both dramatized and deconstructed the shifting cultural and technological coordinates of the era like no other. With each of the nineteen chapters focussing on a single episode of the series, this book provides an in-depth analysis into how the show interrogates our contemporary desires and anxieties, while simultaneously encouraging audiences to contemplate the moral issues raised by each episode. What if we could record and replay our most intimate memories? How far should we go to protect our children? Would we choose to live forever? What does it mean to be human? These are just some of the questions posed by Black Mirror, and in turn, by this volume. Written by some of the foremost scholars in the field of contemporary film and television studies, Through the Black Mirror explores how Black Mirror has become a cultural barometer of the new millennial decades and questions what its embedded anxieties might tell us.

The Tulip Eaters

She went to the washbasin and looked into the mirror. Black smudges seemed embedded under her eyes, her face sickly and pale, her hair tangled. She turned on the tap and splashed icy water on her face. It left her breath- less but woke ...


Author: Antoinette van Heugten

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9780778313885

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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After her mother is murdered and her baby girl goes missing, Nora de Jong must delve into her family's dark past to find a killer who just may not be a stranger. Original.

Black Mirror

would gaze into the glass for hours in hopes of breaching its mysteries and satisfying his curiosity. ... never understood why his parents had displayed the gold-gilded mirror in one of the upper parlors and stored the black mirror here ...


Author: Christopher Carrolli


ISBN: 9781680463354



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In 1970, Angus Marlowe disappeared along with a strange occult artifact held in his family's possession for centuries--a black mirror. After entering a desolate Cedar Manor a few years ago, the investigators discovered a tome that revealed part of the Black Mirror's mystery--beyond its glass lay a gateway to another realm--but whatever happened to the mirror?Now, a young woman's disappearance has led Susan Logan to discover its whereabouts. After investigating on her own, Susan becomes enraptured by the mirror's dark allure. Soon, the investigators encounter a woman who is not the Susan they know. Who is she? The baffling answer leads them to the Black Mirror's terrifying secret.

The Moral Uncanny in Black Mirror

In other words, what can a broken black mirror tell us about all black mirrors? And in so doing, what else can be perceived for the very first time? This chapter explores the repertoire of Black Mirror within the context of dark fantasy ...


Author: Margaret Gibson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030474959

Category: Black mirror (Television program)

Page: 195

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This erudite volume examines the moral universe of the hit Netflix show Black Mirror. It brings together scholars in media studies, cultural studies, anthropology, literature, philosophy, psychology, theatre and game studies to analyse the significance and reverberations of Charlie Brooker's dystopian universe with our present-day technologically mediated life world. Brooker's ground-breaking Black Mirror anthology generates often disturbing and sometimes amusing future imaginaries of the dark side of ubiquitous screen life, as it unleashes the power of the uncanny. This book takes the psychoanalytic idea of the uncanny into a moral framework befitting Black Mirror's dystopian visions. The volume suggests that the Black Mirror anthology doesn't just make the viewer feel, on the surface, a strange recognition of closeness to some of its dystopian scenarios, but also makes us realise how very fragile, wavering, fractured, and uncertain is the human moral compass.

The Black Mirror

... realised that the familiar face staring back at her was actually her own reflection in the mirrors black surface. ... assandra now found that she was staring into a dark throwing into question all she had heard from the teachers 66 ...


Author: Lucius Grey

Publisher: ShieldCrest

ISBN: 9781907629785

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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In a time of war and uncertainty, a young woman is evacuated from her home in London to live with an estranged relative in the countryside. The crumbling estate of her eccentric father holds a secret that has been hidden from the greedy eyes of those seeking powers beyond mortal comprehension. Only a true blood relative of Lord Knightsbridge can gain access to a secret chamber and activate an ancient artefact of great power. Cassandra soon discovers a sinister plot by Nazi sympathisers that could turn the tide of the war against the allies. However, nothing is truly as it seems.

Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory

Within our glowing orbs, all wavelengths of light coalesce into colorless white light, and the ultimate hot counters to the empty black mirrors—the spectra shielding our species from the chill of nihilism in the expanding universe.


Author: Angela M. Cirucci

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498573542

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This book provides insight into why Black Mirror has garnered so much attention. Featuring international scholars, the book reverse-engineers Black Mirror episodes and invites readers to consider their own relationships with digital technology through the work of theorists including Foucault, Baudrillard, Debord, McLuhan, and Virilio.

Black Faces in the Mirror

Does having Black representation in the House affect the attitudes that Blacks have about the institution? ... A total of 252 House districts fell into the 1996 sample, including the districts of 34 of 39 Black members of the House.


Author: Katherine Tate

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691186351

Category: Political Science


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Here, Katherine Tate examines the significance of race in the U.S. system of representative democracy for African Americans. Presenting important new findings, she offers the first empirical study to take up the question of representation from both sides of the constituent-representative relationship. The first half of the book examines whether black members of the U.S. House legislate and represent their constituents differently than white members do. Representation is broadly conceptualized to include not only legislators' roll call voting behavior and bill sponsorship, but also the symbolic acts in which they engage. The second half looks at the issue of representation from the perspective of ordinary African Americans based on a landmark national survey. Tate's findings are mixed. But, in the main, legislators' race does shape how they represent their constituents and how constituents evaluate them. African Americans view black representatives more positively than they do white representatives, even those who belong to their own political party. Black legislators, however, are just as likely as white representatives to sponsor and gain passage of bills in the House. Tate also concludes that black House members are more liberal as a group than are their black constituents, but that there is considerable divergence in the quality and type of representation they provide. The findings reported here will generate controversy in the fields of politics, law, and race, particularly as debate commences over renewing the Voting Rights Act, which is set to expire in 2007.

Hot Jack

A Dark Comedy Sam Stricker. File: Hot- Jack! ... Frank leaned into the mirror. "Black Frank!" he said and he thought of all the things he could do as Black Frank. He grew his hair long. "Love's sweet delight!" he sang.


Author: Sam Stricker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9780759670051

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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HOT-JACK! is a dark comedy "written by" a young boy and his beast about that young boy and his beast writing a book ... but it is NOT a children's story. Jack is a precocious 12 year-old boy living in a state of constant war with his surroundings, and his "book" is an indictment against everyone and everything in the world ... with the exception of the Idge, his magical beast and only friend. Novella-length, it is a riotous journey into the bizarre, cynical world Jack shares with his wily, mystical pal. You will find yourself laughing out loud again and again at their biting commentary on topics ranging from Jack's sister ("the hideous Celeste") to BORN AGAIN christianity and everywhere in between. It will make you cry as well at the undertones of sadness and frustration of a child lost in a world he "never asked to come into". An astonishingly original and witty first novel by Sam Stricker.