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December, 2023 news: James Frank created a short film based on Jim's short story, "Blue Devils," that is available to watch for free, having made the festival rounds.

September, 2022 news: New stories by Jim appear in the September/October issue of Analog and in the September issue of Clarkesworld. The new edition of his novel Drive is now out from Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebook, with his landmark work on crime writers, Difficult Lives — riding piggyback with a new collection, Hitching Rides — scheduled from Syndicate for February.

February, 2022 news: In late 2019, in concert with release of Jim's new novel, Sarah Jane, Soho published a beautiful new matched set of the six Lew Griffin novels, thought by many to be classics. This year the trend continues as earlier work steps out again — three books back on the street, highlighting something of the range and breadth of Jim's work. First, in March, Open Road Media brings out an ebook of his landmark biography of the great black American writer, Chester Himes: A Life ("Smart, conscientious...stylish" — New York Times). In June, inaugurating its new nonfiction series, Soho Syndicate publishes a revised version of Jim's long out-of-print book on Himes, Jim Thompson, and David Goodis, Difficult Lives, piggybacking it with a new collection of essays on crime writers under the title Hitching Rides. This one includes, among others, pieces on Jean-Patrick Manchette, Boris Vian, Gerald Kersh, Patricia Highsmith and Shirley Jackson. Then, in September, Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks, introduces a striking new edition of Drive, "a perfect piece of noir fiction" according to the New York Times, and the source for Nic Refn's Cannes-winning film. Shorter work set to appear this year includes Jim's 49th and 50th book columns for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, new stories in Flash Fiction Magazine, Pulp Literature, and Analog, plus another written for Maxim Jakubowski's anthology in memory of Cornell Woolrich, Black Is the Night.

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionBooks — May/June 2020. James Sallis reviews fantasy and SF fiction for F&SF.

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