Happy birthday to the multi-talented Rick Klaw
(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 first fiction editor for RevolutionSF.
Klaw has edited all the volumes of the Tachyon Hap and Leonard crime series by Joe R. Lansdale, including the recent Hap and Leonard coming-of-age collection (including recipes), OF MICE AND MINESTRONE. He is currently editing Bruce Sterling’s Italian fantascienza collection, ROBOT ARTISTS & BLACK SWANS; he also co-edited Sterling’s PIRATE UTOPIA (2016). Additionally, Klaw is the editor of two anthologies that were published in 2013: THE APES OF WRATH and Rayguns Over Texas.
In addition to his other editing, consulting, and marketing activities, Klaw currently manages and develops content for Tachyon’s social media. He is Tachyon’s resident expert on remote technology, and he organizes and facilitates all virtual events.
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.
He can often be found pontificating on Twitter and at his award-winning blog The Geek Curmudgeon.
Tachyon wishes Rick a very happy birthday (and we thank him for allowing us to hijack his regularly scheduled social-media domination).