Pawel Frelik teaches in the Department of American Literature and Culture, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland; in 2011/12 he is a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Riverside. His research and teaching interests include science fiction, sf visualities beyond cinema and television, videogames, and transmedia narratives. He is the editor of the European Journal of American Studies and an editorial consultant for Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, and Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. His recent publications include Playing the Universe. Games and Gaming in Science Fiction (2007), co-edited with David Mead, and articles on Richard Morgan’s fiction and Slipstream.