Rich Handley is the author of Hasslein Books' Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology and Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia, and is also editing BLAM! Ventures' upcoming Planet of the Apes line of novels, beginning with Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, due out in 2011; Rich will co-write the second novel in that series with Andrew E.C. Gaska.
Rich penned three licensed Star Wars fiction titles-"Crimson Bounty," in West End Games' Star Wars Adventure Journal #14, with Charlene Newcomb; "Lady Luck," in Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars Tales #3, with Darko Macan; and "Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array" on starwars.com-and has authored numerous articles for such Lucasfilm publications as Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Galaxy Collector, Star Wars Gamer and Star Wars Fact Files.
A frequent contributor to British Planet of the Apes fanzine Simian Scrolls, he was previously a columnist and reporter for Star Trek Communicator for several years, until that magazine went defunct. In addition, he has written for several other genre publications and Web sites, including Cinefantastique, Toons: The Animation Magazine, Dungeon/Polyhedron, Star Trek Magazine, Sci-Fi Invasion!, Cinescape.com and TrekWeb.com.
Rich has written for local newspapers, such as The Oyster Bay Guardian, Community News and The Port Washington Sentinel, and he has written for and/or edited a variety of trade publications, including Advanced Imaging, Health Products Business, Low-Voltage Contractor, Printing News, Wide Format Imaging, Photographic Processing, Imaging Business, Kitchen & Bath Design and Frozen Food Age. Currently, Rich works as a print and online magazine editor at RFID Journal.