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.)
Tachyon’s Publicity Manager Richard “Rick” Klaw is the wearer of many hats. Fortunately, he looks good in all of them.
Klaw is a professional editor, reviewer, publicist, marketing guru, geek maven, and optimistic curmudgeon. He has provided nigh-countless reviews, essays, and fiction to 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 also co-founded the influential Mojo Press, one of the first publishing houses dedicated to both graphic novels and prose books for the general bookstore market. For Mojo, he 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 forthcoming BORN FOR TROUBLE: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HAP AND LEONARD. He edited 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 many other activities, Klaw currently manages Tachyon’s publicity team, and develops content for Tachyon’s social media. He is Tachyon’s resident expert on remote technology, and organizes and facilitates many of the 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).