Professional freelance reviewer, geek maven, and optimistic curmudgeon, Richard “Rick” Klaw recently edited the anthologies The Apes of Wrath (Tachyon Publications) and Rayguns Over Texas (FACT). For the past 15 years, he has provided countless reviews, essays, and fiction for a variety of publications: The Austin Chronicle, Blastr, Moving Pictures Magazine, San Antonio Current, Kirkus Reviews, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Greenwood Press), Steampunk (Tachyon Publications), Cross Plains Universe (MonkeyBrain/FACT), and The Steampunk Bible (Abrams). Many of his writings were collected in Geek Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century (MonkeyBrain).
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. He also served as the initial fiction editor for RevolutionSF.