Happy 50th birthday to the multi-talented Rick Klaw
(Tachyon managing editor Jill Roberts has hijacked Tumblr. Control will be restored to the proper parties shortly.)
Photo: Brandy Whitten
freelance editor, reviewer, publicist, marketing guru, geek maven,
and optimistic curmudgeon, Richard “Rick” Klaw is the wearer of
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
Antonio Business Journal, Conversations
With Texas Writers, The Greenwood
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, SF
Fiction Weekly, Nova
Express, STEAMPUNK, Electric Velocipede, Cross
Plains Universe, Red Range, and The Steampunk
Many of his essays and observations were collected in Geek
Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century.
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,
He also served as the initial fiction editor for RevolutionSF.
2017, Klaw edited the newest volume in Tachyon’s Hap
and Leonard crime
series by Joe R. Lansdale (HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE) and in 2016 he co-edited PIRATE UTOPIA
by Bruce Sterling. He is the editor of the anthologies THE APES OF WRATH and Rayguns
Art by John Picacio and Dave Dorman
addition to other consulting and marketing activities, Klaw currently
manages and develops content for the social media presence of Tachyon
Publications. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, a perpetually confused dog, a pair of adorable, high energy cats, and an impressive collection of books.
can often be found pontificating on Twitter and at his
award-winning blog The
wishes Rick a very happy birthday (and we thank him for allowing us
to hijack his regularly scheduled social-media domination).
For info on THE APES OF WRATH, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Alex Solis
Design by Elizabeth Story
For more info on PIRATE UTOPIA, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover and illustration by John Coulthart
For more info on HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story