The book focuses on popular genres of romance, fantasy, science fiction, dystopia, thriller, and What-if historical fiction. It uses semiotics, structuralism and narratology to consider genre mixture, intertextuality, and world models. The author analyses among others the work of William Golding, Michel Faber, C. S. Lewis, and Michael Crichton.
Jadwiga Węgrodzka is Associate Professor of British Literature at the University of Gdańsk. She publishes on children's literature, fantasy, science fiction, crime fiction, fairy tale, as well as poetry and British artistic fiction. She also edited volumes on fictional characters and literary canons.