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May news:

Jim's story "New Teeth" is upcoming in the November/December issue of Analog. His novella "Dayenu" will appear in a future issue of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. "What You Were Fighting For," from The Highway Kind (Mulholland, ed. by Patrick Millikin), has been nominated for a Crime Writers Association (CWA) Dagger Award. Jim's latest books column is scheduled for the September issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Stories originally commissioned for a Louis Vuitton catalog and an arts magazine are reprinted in the spring issue of New Orleans' Xavier Review; an interview with Jim by Tom Andes is slated for the next issue.

March news: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has interviewed Jim Sallis about his new short story, "Miss Cruz." In the Phoenix area? A reminder that you can still register to take Jim's upcoming class at the Piper Center, The Story Behind the Poem. Meanwhile, in France, Jim's "How Jean-Patrick Manchette Taught Me to Drive" is the concluding essay in a collection entitled Jean-Patrick Manchette et la raison d'écrire

February news: Another of Jim's new stories, "Miss Cruz," appears in the March/April issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. A new poem, "Black Rooms," is upcoming in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

January news: For those in the Phoenix area, Jim will be teaching a four-week poetry course at The Piper Center on the ASU campus from April 5th to April 26th, during National Poetry Month. Course title: The Story Behind the Poem. Jim's latest column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, on the new biography of Shirley Jackson, is now online.

Year's end news: One of Jim's new stories, "How the Damned Live On," is out in the December issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. Jim says this story came from watching an entire afternoon of old science fiction movies like Journey to the Center of the Earth, Lost World and the like while recuperating from surgery. "It has everything — pirates, a giant spider, tiny crabs, ambulating plants..."

Jim's regular books column is also out in the January-February issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (paper only - we'll post an online link when available). This one's on Shirley Jackson and the new biography by Ruth Franklin.

Jim has also completed a revised edition of the long out-of-print Difficult Lives (on David Goodis, Jim Thompson and Chester Himes). Under the title Hitching Rides, he's added a secondary volume of commissioned introductions and essays on writers like Gerald Kersh, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Derek Raymond, and Patricia Highsmith. More about that to come!

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionBooks — January/February 2017. James Sallis reviews fantasy and SF fiction for F&SF.

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