The Definitive Paul Haines

DoorwaysPaul Richard Haines 8 June 1970 – 5 March 2012

The Australian speculative fiction community is in mourning this week after the death of Paul Haines, following his long fight with cancer. One of the things we noticed here at Thirteen O’Clock, as we kept track of the outpouring of grief online, was that many people had heard of Paul and his work, but hadn’t read much of it. Or people had never heard of his work but, based on the esteem it was clear he was held in, said how they really should check it out.

We decided to post here a full account of Paul Haines’ incredible achievements as a writer, listing all his published stories and awards. If we’ve missed anything, please forgive us. We’ve done our best to collate all the information as accurately as possible. If you do notice any mistakes, please comment and we’ll make corrections.

Firstly, a bit about Paul Haines, to get a flavour of the man. From the Bio on his website:

Paul Haines was raised in the ‘70s, in the wrong part of Auckland, New Zealand. After completing a degree in the frozen, drunken depths of Otago he wound up working in computers and was eventually lured by sex and money to Australia in the ‘90s.

Paul attended the inaugural Clarion South writers workshop in 2004, and has won the Aurealis, Ditmar, Chronos and Sir Julius Vogel Awards and made the James Tiptree Jr Honours List and the Locus Recommended Reading List and Ellen Datlow’s list for his writing.

Slice Of LifeThe best place to find the majority of Paul’s work is in his three published collections of short fiction. The first is:

Doorways For The Dispossessed (Prime Books, 2006)

Available on Amazon

This collection won the 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collection and was nominated for the 2007 Ditmar Award for Best Collection.

Paul’s second collection is:

Slice Of Life (The Mayne Press, 2009)

Available from The Mayne Press

EDIT: This collection is also available as an ebook from Morrigan Books here.

This collection won the 2010 Ditmar Award for Best Collection and the 2010 Chronos Award for Best Collection.

It was nominated for the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Collection and 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collection.

Slice Of Life was published after Paul had been diagnosed with cancer and all proceeds from sales of the book went to help finance his treatment. All sale proceeds now will continue to go to Paul’s wife and daughter.

Kali YugaPaul’s third and most recent collection is:

The Last Days Of Kali Yuga (Brimstone Press, 2011)

Available on Amazon

This collection has been nominated for the 2011 Aurealis Award for Best Collection.

This collection is eligible for the Ditmar Awards, Aurealis Awards, Sir Julius Vogel Awards and Chronos Awards for 2011.

EDIT: This collection, and the original story in it, reaped a swag of Awards posthumously, awarded during 2012. The collection won:

  • The 2011 Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work.
  • The 2011 Chronos Award for Best Long Fiction.

The original story from this collection, The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt, won:

  • The 2011 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story (in a tie with The Short Go: a Future in Eight Seconds by Lisa L. Hannett (Bluegrass Symphony, Ticonderoga Publications)).
  • The 2011 Ditmar Award for Best Novella or Novelette.
  • The 2011 Chronos Award for Best Short Fiction.

The awards Paul received for the collections above are only a small selection of his wins and nominations. In total, Paul won the following awards:

  • 2004 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga)
  • 2005 Ditmar Best New Talent (Paul Haines)
  • 2005 Ditmar Best Novella (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga)
  • 2007 Ditmar Best Novella (The Devil In Mr Pussy)
  • 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Best Collection (Doorways For The Dispossessed)
  • 2009 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story TIE (Slice Of Life – A Spot Of Liver)
  • 2009 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story TIE (Wives)
  • 2010 Chronos Award Best Collection (Slice of Life)
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella (Wives)
  • 2010 Ditmar Best Novella (Wives)
  • 2010 Ditmar Best Collection (Slice Of Life)
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella (A Tale Of The Interferers: Hunger For Forbidden Flesh)
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story (High Tide At Hot Water Beach)
  • 2011 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction (Her Gallant Needs)
  • 2011 Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga)
  • 2011 Chronos Award for Best Long Fiction (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga)
  • 2011 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story (The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt, in a tie with The Short Go: a Future in Eight Seconds by Lisa L. Hannett (Bluegrass Symphony, Ticonderoga Publications)).
  • 2011 Ditmar Award for Best Novella or Novelette (The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt)
  • 2011 Chronos Award for Best Short Fiction (The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt)

Paul received many other award nominations:

  • 2004 Aurealis HM Best Horror Short Story (They Say It’s Other People)
  • 2004 Aurealis Best Fantasy Short Story (The Gift Of Hindsight)
  • 2005 Aurealis HM Best Horror Short Story (The Light In Autumn’s Leaves)
  • 2005 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story (Doof Doof Doof)
  • 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story (Mnemophonic)
  • 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story (Burning From The Inside)
  • 2007 Ditmar Best Short Story (Burning From The Inside)
  • 2007 Ditmar Best Collection (Doorways For The Dispossessed)
  • 2008 Ditmar Best Novella (Where Is Brisbane and How Many Times Do I Get There?)
  • 2008 Australian Shadows (Her Collection Of Intimacy)
  • 2009 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction (Her Collection Of Intimacy)
  • 2009 Ditmar Best Short Story (Her Collection Of Intimacy)
  • 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella (A Tale Of The Interferers: Necromancing The Bones)
  • 2009 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction (Failed Experiments From The Frontier: The Pumpkin)
  • 2009 Aurealis Best Collection (Slice Of Life)
  • 2009 Australian Shadows Long Fiction (Wives)
  • 2009 James Tiptree Jr Award (Wives)
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story (Slice of Life – A Spot of Liver)
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Best Collection (Slice of Life)
  • 2010 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story (Her Gallant Needs)
  • 2011 Ditmar Best Novella (Her Gallant Needs)
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella (Her Gallant Needs)
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story (I’ve Seen The Man)
  • 2011 Chronos Award Best Long Fiction (The Last Days of Kali Yuga)
  • 2011 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction (The Last Days of Kali Yuga)
  • 2011 Aurealis Award Best Collection (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga)
  • 2011 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story (The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt)
  • 2011 Ditmar Award Best Collected Work (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga)
  • 2011 Ditmar Award Best Novella or Novelette (The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt)

Paul could still win some awards posthumously and his fans and readers can get involved. If you’re eligible to vote for the Ditmar or Chronos awards, the following works of Paul’s qualify:

Best Novella or Novelette:

The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt“, Paul Haines, in The Last Days of Kali Yuga, Brimstone Press.

Best Short Story:

Deep Clean“, Adam Browne and Paul Haines, Cosmos 40.

Best Collected Work:

The Last Days of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines, Brimstone Press.

EDIT: The wins and nominations of the work still eligible after Paul’s death have been added to the lists above.

If you’d like to learn more about Paul Haines, Gillian Polack conducted an excellent interview with him for BiblioBuffet in 2010. You can find that here.

Paul’s website is here: http://www.paulhaines.com/

Paul also kept a LiveJournal account where he wrote openly and candidly about everything, including all the details of his fight against cancer. You can find that here: http://paulhaines.livejournal.com/

Following is a list of all Paul’s published fiction, taken from his website, Hapax Legomena:

  • Deep Clean (with Adam Browne) (Cosmos, #40, 2011)
  • The Past Is A Bridge Best Left Burnt (The Last Days Of Kali Yuga, Brimstone Press, 2011)
  • A Tale of the Interferers: Hunger For Forbidden Flesh (Andromeda Spaceways Infight Magazine #46, 2010) (Winner 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella)
  • Her Gallant Needs (Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, 2010) (Winner 2011 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction, Nominated 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella, Nominated 2011 Ditmar Best Novella, Nominated 2010 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story)
  • High Tide At Hot Water Beach (A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction, Random Static, 2010) (Winner 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story) (Included in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, Ticonderoga Publications, 2011 and Hope, Kayelle Press, 2011)
  • I’ve Seen The Man (Scenes From The Second Storey, Morrigan Books, 2010) (Nominated 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story)
  • Wives (X6, Couer De Lion, 2009) (Winner 2010 Ditmar Best Novella, Winner 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella, Winner 2009 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story, Nominated 2009 James Tiptree Jr Award, Nominated 2009 Australian Shadows Award Best Long Fiction, Locus 2009 Recommended Reading) (Included in Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy #5, MirrorDanse Books, 2010)
  • Slice Of Life – A Spot of Liver (Slice Of Life, The Mayne Press, 2009) (Winner 2009 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story, Nominated 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story)
  • Taniwha, Swim With Me (Midnight Echo #1, 2008)
  • Failed Experiments From The Frontier: The Pumpkin (Andromeda Spaceways Infight Magazine #37, 2008) (Nominated 2009 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction)
  • Her Collection Of Intimacy (Black Magazine #2, 2008), (Macabre, Brimstone Press, 2010), (Pseudopod, July 2010) (Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 4, Brimstone Press, 2010) (Nominated 2009 Chronos Award Best Short Fiction, Nominated 2009 Ditmar Best Short Story, Nominated 2008 Australian Shadows,
  • The Festival Of Colour (GUD Magazine #2, 2008), (Aurealis #40, 2008)
  • Where Is Brisbane and How Many Times Do I Get There? (Fantastic Journeys To Brisbane, Izvroi, 2007) (Nominated 2008 Ditmar Best Novella)
  • A Tale of the Interferers: Necromancing The Bones (Dark Animus #10/11, 2007) (Nominated 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Best Novella)
  • Inducing (Orb #7, 2007) (The Best of Orb Greatest Hits, Orb Publications, 2010)
  • Burning From The Inside (Doorways For The Dispossessed, Prime Books, 2006) (Nominated 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story)
  • Mnemophonic (Doorways For The Dispossessed, Prime Books, 2006) (Potato Monkey #5, 2007) (Nominated 2007 Sir Julius Vogel Best Short Story)
  • Going Down With Jennifer Aniston’s Breasts (Ripples #5, 2006)
  • Lifelike and Josephine (Agog! Ripping Reads, Agog! Press, 2006)
  • The Devil In Mr Pussy (c0ck, Couer De Lion, 2006) (Winner 2007 Ditmar Best Novella) (Terra Incognita SF Podcast #1, 2008)
  • Father Father (c0ck, Couer De Lion, 2006) (Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2007, Brimstone Press, 2007)
  • Malik Rising (Shadowed Realms #7, 2005) (Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2006, Brimstone Press, 2006)
  • The Light In Autumn’s Leaves (Borderlands #5, 2005)( Honourable Mention 2005 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story)
  • Doof Doof Doof (Dark Animus #7, 2005) (Teddy Bear Cannibal Massacre, Dybbuk Press, 2005) (Nominated 2005 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story)
  • The War Against Ignorance (Right Hand Pointing Left #1, 2004)
  • Warchalking (co-written with Claire McKenna) (Agog! Smashing Stories, Agog! Press, 2004)
  • They Say It’s Other People (Agog! Smashing Stories, Agog! Press, 2004) (Honourable Mention 2004 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story)
  • This Is The End, Harry, Goodnight!( NFG #5, 2004)
  • Hamlyn (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #11, 2004) (Andromeda Spaceways: Best Of Horror, 2007)
  • The Punjab’s Gift (StoryHouse, 2004)
  • The Gift Of Hindsight (Aurealis #32, 2004) (Nominated 2004 Aurealis Award Best Fantasy Short Story)
  • Jealousy (NFG #4, 2004)
  • The Last Days Of Kali Yuga (NFG #4, 2004) (Winner 2005 Ditmar Best Novella, Winner 2004 Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story)
  • Slice Of Life – Cooking For The Heart (Lullaby Hearse #4, 2003) (Scary Food, Agog! Press, 2008)
  • The Feastive Season (NFG #2, 2003)
  • www.rebirth.!@#$ (Ideomancer, 2003)
  • (It’s Not Like) The Good Old Days (retitled) (Eleftherotypia, Comics & SF Supplement “9” #473, 2009)
  • Shot In Loralai (NFG #1, 2003)
  • Slice Of Life (Dark Animus, 2002)
  • Doorways For The Dispossessed (Agog! Fantastic Fiction, Agog! Press, 2002)
  • Interlude 1 (Hidden Agenda, Spring, 2002)
  • At The End Of The Perfect Evening (Hidden Agenda, Autumn, 2002)
  • White Trash Trailer Town World (Hidden Agenda, Autumn, 2002)
  • The Skin Polis (Fables & Reflections #3, 2002)
  • The Sky Is Turning Black (Heist!, 2002) (Tabloid Purposes II , 2005)
  • Yum Cha (Antipodean SF #48, 2002) (FlashSpec #1, 2006)
  • The Garden Of Jahal’Adin (Orb #2, 2001)

EDIT: I’ve updated this post with the recent Aurealis Award nominations, and will continue to update it with any further nominations or wins so that it remains a complete list of Paul’s work and achievements. – Alan

EDIT: 12th June 2012 – I’ve updated the lists of award nominations and wins with all the recent award results. I think I’ve covered everything and this is now a full list of Paul’s incredible achievements. Please do comment below if I’ve made any mistakes or missed anything. – Alan

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Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dog and cat. He’s an award-winning author of six novels and over sixty short stories and novellas. So far. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – www.warriorscribe.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

12 thoughts on “The Definitive Paul Haines

  1. Thank you for putting this together. I feel a bit cheeky adding to it, but Alan assures me that this ought to be known. The chief editor of BiblioBuffet has posted some of the behind-the-scenes from the BiblioBuffet interview. Paul knew about the controversy at the time (I’d warned him it might happen, in fact) and was willing to substitute another extract, but I suggested we wait and see, because his writing should speak for itself. Here’s how it all played out from Lauren’s POV: http://laurensb.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/remembering/

    His passing leaves such a big hole in the landscape, both because of Paul-the-person and Paul-the-writer.

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  3. Thx Alan for putting all of this up. His achievements are extensive and his writing exemplary. The man, the author, the friend ~ ever so missed by us all.

    Much luv
    Michele ♥

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  8. The post has been updated with all the recent award nominations and wins. Such an incredible list of achievements, such an incredible talent. Always missed, never forgotten.

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