This chapter forms the introduction to part II of this volume. The depiction of science and technology has fascinated literary writers for centuries, from ancient Greek tragedy to contemporary literature. If technology and literature share a long history, so do law and literature as the two strands of Law and Literature, ‘law as literature’ and ‘law in literature’ show. The combined interest in law, literature and technology in part II, then, has its focus on questions pertaining to the topic of code, both as constraint and option.