Paweł Frelik is Associate Professor of American Media and the Director of the Video Game Research Center at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin). His research interests include science fiction, video games, fantastic visualities, digital media, and transmedia storytelling. He has published widely in these fields, serves on the advisory boards of Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, and Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, and is the co-editor of the New Dimensions in Science Fiction book series at the University of Wales Press. In 2013-2014, he was President of the Science Fiction Research Association. In June 2017, he received SFRA’s Thomas D. Clareson Award for service to the field.