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About Us

Medusa is a new independent press based in the Czech Republic with a focus on horror, the fantastique and weird fiction, especially the kind that explores sexuality, including its darker sides, and other profoundly human issues. Our aim is to give a voice to victims and survivors (before the mythical Medusa became a feared monster, she was an innocent girl abused by stronger powers). A raw lyricism, a brutal openness and masterful story-telling – that's what we want to offer you in carefully selected works from some of the world's best authors.

Medusa is run by translator Roman Tilcer. Roman has been translating fiction since 2008, when he was awarded 3rd place in the Jiří Levý Translation Contest. In his work for other Czech publishers, he has translated fiction by authors like N. K. Jemisin, Joe Abercrombie, Kevin Hearne and David Gemmell. A list of his published translations can be found in his  CV alongside other information in regards to Roman's work and background in the publishing industry.

 

 

Roman Tilcer

 

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

2021

Awarded 3rd place in Jiří Levý Translation Contest.

Robert E. Howard – The Tower of the Elephant

 

2018

Nominated for ASFFH (The Association of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror) Special Award for a series of interviews with translators.

2016

Winner of The Face of Translation contest held by CEATL (Conseil Européen des Associations de Traducteurs Littéraires – European Council of Associations of Literary Translators).

2015

Certificate in Advanced English – Grade A, CEFR Level C2.

2013

Literary Translation Course held by Czech Literary Translator's Guild.

2008

Awarded 3rd place in Jiří Levý Translation Contest.

Jeff Noon – Automated Alice

 

2006–2010

Palacký University Olomouc – a magister degree in teaching Czech language and literature.

LIST OF TRANSLATIONS
 

2022

Kevin Hearne – Shattered / Rozbitý (forthcoming)

Robert E. Howard – Conan the Cimmerian / Dobrodruh Conan (forthcoming)

N. K. Jemisin – The Shadowed Sun / Slunce ve stínu (forthcoming)

John Gwynne – The Shadow of the Gods / Stín bohů (forthcoming)

Gwendolyn Kiste – All the Ways to Hollow Out a Girl / Všemožné způsoby, jak umrtvit holku (Medusa)

Robert E. Howard – The Tower of the Elephant / Sloní věž (Plav 2022/2)

 

2021

 

Anya Martin – Grass / Tráva (a novella)

Anya Martin – The Prince of Lyghes / Sedmilhář (A2 2021/22)

N. K. Jemisin – The Killing Mooon / Smrtící luna (a novel)

Robert E. Howard – The Tower of the Elephant / Sloní věž (Pevnost 2021/6)

Alistair Rennie – BleakWarrior / Chmurný Válečník (a novel)

Joe Abercrombie – Half a War / Půl války (a novel)

 

2020

N. K. Jemisin – The Stone Sky / Kamenné nebe (a novel)

eds. Silvie Mitlenerová and Jaroslav Olša, jr. – Kuřata v hadí kleci; four stories:

​● Eliza Victoria – Stories from the City / Příběhy z města

Macario D. Tiu – Tsuru / Curu

Miguel Syjuco – Leaves in the Rain: Redux / Listy v dešti

Soccoro A. Villanueva – We Won't Cry About This / Přece kvůli tomu nebudeme plakat

2019

Kevin Hearne – Trapped / Nahraný (a novel)

N. K. Jemisin – The Obelisk Gate / Brána z obelisků (a novel)

Alistair Rennie – Love on the Heels of Certain Death / Chmurný Válečník (an excerpt from BleakWarrior, published in A2 cultural biweekly)

Joe Abercrombie – Half the World / Půl světa (a novel)

2018

Becky Masterman – A Twist of the Knife / Sůl do rány (a novel)

N. K. Jemisin – The Fifth Season / Páté roční období (a novel)

Joe Abercrombie – Half a King / Půl krále (a novel)

ed. Gardener Dozois – The Book of Swords / Kniha mečů; one story:

Scott Lynch – The Smoke of Gold Is Glory / Kouř ze zlata je sláva

2017

Becky Masterman – Fear the Darkness / Boj se tmy (a novel)

ed. Ian Whates – Legends: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell / Legendy: Povídky na počest Davida Gemmella
(an anthology)

Jess Kidd – Himself / Živel (a novel)

2016

Alex Shvartsman – High-Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity / Hi-tech víly a patálie s Pandorou (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

Robert Littell – The Amateur / Amatér (a novel)

Alistair Rennie – Sword and Sorcery / Meč a magie (an article, published in XB-1 magazine)

Alan Campbell – Iron Angel / Železný anděl (a novel)

2015

Alex Shvartsman – Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma / Jak babičce vysvětlit boha Cthulhu (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

Joe Haldeman – Tricentennial / Třísté výročí (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

Kevin Hearne – The Shield of Gaia / Gaiin štít (a short story collection)

Ted Kosmatka – Deadnaughts / Do hlubin smrti (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

David Gemmell – Echoes of the Great Song / Ozvěny velké písně (a novel)

Becky Masterman – Rage Against the Dying / Běsni a zuř (a novel)

Blake Charlton – Spellwright / Čarotepec (a novel)

2014

Derek Künsken – The Way of the Needle / Cesta Jehly (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

David Gemmell – White Wolf / Bílý vlk (a novel)

C. C. Finlay – The Political Officer / Politický důstojník (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

Kevin Hearne – Tricked / Napálený (a novel)

2013

Kevin Hearne – Hammered / Praštěný (a novel)

Kevin Hearne – Kaibab Unbound / Odpoutaný Kaibab (a short story, published in Pevnost magazine)

David Gemmell – Fall Of Kings / Pád králů (a novel)

Scott Lynch – He Built the Wall to Knock It Down / Postavil zeď, aby ji zbořil (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

2012

Kevin Hearne – Hounded / Prohnaný (a novel)

Brad R. Torgersen – Outbound / Průzkumníci (a short story, published in XB-1 magazine)

John C. Wright – Mists of Everness / Mlhy Věčnosti (a novel)

David Gemmell – The Shield of Thunder / Štít hromu (a novel)

Catherynne M. Valente – Silently And Very Fast / Potichu a velmi rychle (a novella, published in XB-1 magazine)

Kevin Hearne – Hexed / Proklatý (a novel)

Kevin Hearne – Clan Rathskeller / Klan Rathskellerovců (a short story, published in Pevnost magazine)

ed. Jonathan Strahan – The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six / Nejlepší science fiction a fantasy 2011; five stories:

E. Lily Yu – The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees / Vosy kartografky a včely anarchistky

Kij Johnson – The Man Who Bridged the Mist / Muž, který přemostil mlhu

M. Rickert – The Corpse Painter's Masterpiece / Veledílo malíře mrtvol

Peter Watts – Malak / Malak

Robert Reed – Woman Leaves Room / Žena odchází z pokoje

2011

eds. Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders – Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery / Meče a temná magie; three stories:

Steven Erikson – Goats of Glory / Kozy a Sláva

Michael Moorcock – Red Pearls: An Elric Story / Rudé perly: Elrikův příběh

Scott Lynch – In the Stacks / Mezi policemi

Scott Lynch – Red Seas Under Red Skies / Rudá moře pod rudými nebesy (a novel)

David Vann – Sukkwan Island / Ostrov Sukkwan (a novella)

Tim Powers – The Stress of Her Regard / Silou svého zraku (a novel)

ed. Jonathan Strahan – The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Five / Nejlepší science fiction a fantasy 2010; four stories:

James Patrick Kelly – Plus or Minus / Plus mínus

John Kessel – Iteration / Iterace

Ian Tregillis – Still Life: A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale / Zátiší: šedesátková pohádka

Peter Watts – The Things / Věci

2010

John C. Wright – The Last Guardian of Everness / Poslední Strážce Věčnosti (a novel)

eds. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan – New Space Opera 2; three stories:

John Kessel – Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance / Události předcházející Helvetskému obrození

Justina Robson – Cracklegrackle / Třeštivřesk

John Scalzi – The Tale of The Wicked / Příběh Šibalky

2009

Henry Kuttner – Elak of Atlantis / Elak z Atlantidy (a short story collection)

Scott Lynch – The Lies of Locke Lamora / Lži Lockeho Lamory (a novel)

Alistair Rennie – BleakWarrior Meets the Sons of Brawl / ChmurnýVálečník potkává syny Urvalovy (a short story, published in Pevnost magazine)

2008

eds. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan – New Space Opera; one story:

James Patrick Kelly – Dividing the Sustain / Štěpení opěr

eds. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer – The New Weird / New Weird: Trochu divná fantastika; one text:

New Weird Discussions: The Creation of a Term / Diskuze o New Weirdu: vznik pojmu

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