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In a future Australia ruled by criminal cartels, women are vastly outnumbered by men, leading men to go to haunting lengths to procure (and subsequently utterly control) a wife. One of Paul Haines's most anthologised works, 'Wives' is also rather contentious for the brutality of the world that it shows.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon X6 : A Novellanthology Keith Stevenson (editor), Croydon Park : Coeur de Lion , 2009 Z1661028 2009 anthology novella fantasy horror science fiction

    Six writers: no rules. Six journeys beyond the borders of the real. The Unknown raised to the sixth power (publisher's blurb).

    X6 is a collection of novella-length journeys beyond the borders of the real from six of the most exciting speculative fiction authors working in Australia today - Margo Lanagan, Terry Dowlng, Cat Sparks, Paul Haines, Trent Jamieson and Louise Katz.

    Croydon Park : Coeur de Lion , 2009
    pg. 173-303
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Last Days of Kali Yuga Paul Haines , Woodvale : Brimstone Press , 2010 Z1754823 2010 selected work short story horror

    'These are the last days ...

    'Travel the blood-stained trails of Kathmandu.

    'Explore doorways to other worlds.

    'Fight for humanity’s darkening soul.

    '... when the powers of the Gods wane and evil walks the Earth.

    'The Last Days of Kali Yuga is urban fantasy at its darkest. You won’t find traditional vampires or werewolves in Paul Haines’s stories. Instead, you will stare deep into the heart of the cruelest monster of all: man.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Woodvale : Brimstone Press , 2010
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Fifth Annual Volume Bill Congreve (editor), Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2010 Z1766326 2010 anthology short story science fiction fantasy

    'From a searing caricature of John Howard's white picket fence to a Canterbury tale of 21st century Britain; from a parable of life in a city skyscraper to a futuristic Western set in an impossible desert; from the end of the Earth to and Earth surviving under alien rule; from an adult fairy tale of a plague ridden Europe to the future. The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy fifth annual volume represents the best of Australia's writers for the fantastic, at the peak of their form' (Amazon).

    Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2010
    pg. 137-147
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon In Your Face Tehani Croft (editor), Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2016 9306795 2016 anthology short story

    'In Your Face will be made up of original and reprinted speculative fiction stories that deal with very provocative themes. These stories will be provocative and/or confronting but with a firm purpose – they are pieces that will perhaps make readers uncomfortable because they are a bit too hard-hitting or close to the bone, but which interrogate these themes and ideas, and make a point about the world we live in.'

    Source: Publisher's website (Sighted: 19/2/2016)

    Rockingham : FableCroft Publishing , 2016
    pg. 351-468
    Note: Reprint.


2010 nominated Norma K. Hemming Award
2010 winner Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
2009 finalist Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction
2009 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Best Short Story Joint winner with 'Slice of Life - a Spot of Liver', also written by Paul Haines.
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