(Tachyon managing editor Jill Roberts has hijacked the blog. Control will be restored to the proper parties shortly.)
Professional freelance editor, reviewer, publicist, marketing guru, geek maven, and optimistic curmudgeon, Richard “Rick” Klaw is the wearer of many hats.
For the past 20 years, Klaw has provided nigh-countless reviews, essays, and fiction for a variety of publications: The Austin Chronicle, Blastr, Moving Pictures Magazine, San Antonio Current, Geek Dad, San Antonio Business Journal, Conversations With Texas Writers, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, SF Site, Science Fiction Weekly, Nova Express, STEAMPUNK, Electric Velocipede, Cross Plains Universe, Red Range, and The Steampunk Bible. Many of his essays and observations were collected in Geek Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century (2003).
Klaw co-founded the influential Mojo Press, one of the first publishers dedicated to both graphic novels and prose books for the general bookstore market, and co-edited (with Joe R. Lansdale) the groundbreaking original anthology of short fiction in graphic form, Weird Business (1995). He also served as the initial fiction editor for RevolutionSF.
Klaw edited all the volumes of the Hap and Leonard crime series by Joe R. Lansdale, including the forthcoming OF MICE AND MINESTRONE, and co-edited PIRATE UTOPIA (2016) by Bruce Sterling for Tachyon. He is the editor of the anthologies THE APES OF WRATH (2013) and Rayguns Over Texas (2013).
In addition to other consulting and marketing activities, Klaw currently manages and develops content for the social media presence of Tachyon Publications. Klaw lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, a perpetually confused dog, a pair of adorable, high energy cats, and an impressive collection of books.
Tachyon wishes Rick a very happy birthday (and we thank him for allowing us to hijack his regularly scheduled social-media domination).