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Bryce Stevens (a.k.a. B. J. Stevens; Bryce John Stevens) b. 1957 (36 works by fr. 1988)

Bryce Stevens has had his stories and fantasy illustrations published in magazines and anthologies in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., including Aurealis, Bloodsongs, Dead by Dawn, Outside, Black Moon and ORB Speculative Fiction. He has also compiled and edited an e-book encyclopaedia of Australian dark fantasy and horror, The Fear Codex (2000), and at one point also edited the fantasy magazine Terror Australis. He has been a president of the Australian Horror Writers Association.

y separately published work icon Terror Australis : The Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine Sydney : 1988-1992 1988 periodical (3 issues) y
form y separately published work icon Ten Canoes Rolf De Heer , ( dir. Rolf De Heer ) ,agent Australia : Fandango Australia ; Vertigo Productions , 2006 2006 single work film/TV y
y separately published work icon Bloodsongs Blood Songs Melbourne : Bambada Press , 1994-1996 1994 periodical (11 issues) y
y separately published work icon Visions of Torment Bryce Stevens , Melbourne : Bryce Stevens , 1993 1993 selected work short story horror y
Untitled Bryce Stevens , single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 23 1999 1999 (p. 115-116)
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y separately published work icon Pale Flesh : Stories of the Macabre Bryce Stevens , Melbourne : Bryce Stevens , 1989 1989 selected work short story horror y
y separately published work icon Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Bryce Stevens , Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 selected work short story horror y
y separately published work icon Skin Tight Bryce Stevens , ( illus. Kurt Stone ) ,agent Melbourne : Bambada Press , 1995 1995 selected work short story science fiction y
A Sedative for Bosch Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Bloodsongs , January no. 1 1994 1994 (p. 53-60)
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Cold Clay Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: EOD , no. 4 1991 1991 (p. 4-12)
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Pollen Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: EOD , no. 5 1991 1991 (p. 31-38)
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Rick Kennett (a.k.a. Ricky Kennett) b. 1956 (70 works by fr. 1980)

Regarded as one of Australia's most prolific speculative fiction writers, Rick Kennett's science fiction and horror stories have appeared in a wide array of Australian and international magazines and anthologies. He best known for his ghost narratives, however, and in particular for his 'Ernie Pine' stories, about a motorbike-riding 'reluctant ghost-hunter.' Indeed, while other Australian authors, notably Rob Hood and Terry Dowling are also well-known for writing in this genre, Kennett is 'really the one Australian writer to have produced a substantial body of work in the ghost-story field' (Paulsen and McMullen, p. 316)

Born and raised in Melbourne, Kennett was educated at Kensington Primary School (1962-67), Essendon Technical School (1968) and Williamstown Technical School (1968-71). Although he completed an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner between 1972 and 1975, from 1976 onwards he mostly worked as a motorcycle courier in Melbourne. A keen fan of horror and science fiction during his youth Kennett eventually tried his hand at writing and had his first short story, "Troublesome Green," published in 1979. Two years later Melbourne community radio station 3CR broadcast twelve of his tales as part of a season of radio drama.

Although Kennett published his first novel, A Warrior's Star in 1982, it was not until 1997 that his second novel, Abracadabra appeared. During the intervening years he published a collection of his own short stories, The Reluctant Ghost-Hunter (1991), and had other stories appear in such magazines and journals as LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland), Aurealis, Eidolon, Antipodean SF, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Terror Australis. He was also an early contributor to the Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine.

Kennett's stories have also been published in such anthologies as Terror Australis: Best Australian Horror (1993), The Lottery: Nine Science Fiction Stories (1994), Strange Fruit: Tales of the Unexpected (1995), The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999), Stalking Midnight (2001), The Red Planet (2002), Agog! Fantastic Fiction: 29 Tales of Fantasy, Imagaination and Wonder (2002), Tales to Freeze the Blood (2006) and Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008). In 2001 Kennett also published 13: A Collection of Short Stories.

During his writing career Kennett has collaborated on horror stories with other Australian such as Barry Radburn, Paul Collins, Chico Kidd and Bryce J. Stevens. In addition to his writing career Kennett also acted as editorial assistant for Australian SF Writers News between 1992 and 1994.

y separately published work icon Bloodsongs Blood Songs Orlando : Implosion Publishing , 1997-1998 1994 periodical (11 issues)
form y separately published work icon Hotel Mumbai Anthony Maras , John Collee , ( dir. Anthony Maras ) ,agent New South Wales : Hotel Mumbai Productions , 2017 2017 single work film/TV y
y separately published work icon Cthulhu Deep Down Under : Volume 2 Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2018 2018 anthology short story y
A Gift from Gehenna Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1993 1993 (p. 101-122)
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y separately published work icon Cthulhu Deep Down Under : Volume 1 Melbourne : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2017 2017 anthology short story y
y separately published work icon Cthulhu : Deep Down Under Australia : Horror Australis , 2014 2014 anthology short story y
The Diary of Howard Clarke Long Phillips Bryce Stevens , single work short story
— Appears in: EOD , no. 2 1991 (p. 25-27)
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And He Shall Suffer for His Art Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Midnight Echo : The Magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association , February no. 5 2011 2011
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This Little Piggy Gets... Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Terror Australis : The Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine , Summer vol. 2 no. 1 1992 1992 (p. 7-15)
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Doctor Variegate in SHOWTIME Kurt Stone , Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: EOD , no. 6 1992 1992 (p. 56)
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Payday Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 136-140)
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A Sting In the Tail Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 225-237)
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Encounter Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 194-212)
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Intravenous Overdrive Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 115-127)
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Horse Riding in Paraguay Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 260-277)
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Stalking the Demon Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 141-193)
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Cryptozoology, Anyone Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 128-135)
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Trasho Pacifica Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 89-102)
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Sisters of the Moss Bryce Stevens , ( illus. Kerri Valkova ) ,agent single work short story horror
— Appears in: Orb : Speculative Fiction , no. 1 2000 2000 (p. 27-43)
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Territory Bryce Stevens , Steve Proposch , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 238-259)
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And He Shall Suffer for His Art Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Dead of Night : The Best of Midnight Echo Australia : Australian Horror Writers Association , 2016 2016 (p. 267-279)
The Wise Woman and the Snow Leopard Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 67-88)
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A Troubled Mind Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 36-53)
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An Oldie But a Goodie Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 79-88)
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Forever By His Side Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 213-224)
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Big Jeannie Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 19-35)
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The Seamounts of Vaalua Tuva David Kuraria , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Cthulhu : Deep Down Under Australia : Horror Australis , 2014 2014
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Rookwood single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 24 1999 1999 (p. 103-119)
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Chris A. Masters b. 1965 (27 works by fr. 1989) Chris Masters' interest in writing horror stories began during his early twenties. In 1990, having discovered that the Canberra-based zine, The Esoteric Order of Dagon, was about to fold, he contacted editor David Tansey with a proposal to keep it running under his editorship. After an agreement was reached Masters changed the name to EOD and published his first issue at the end of the year. Masters notes in his website that 'three more issues of EOD were published in 1991, another two in 1992, and two more in 1993.' He also 'published two issues of another magazine titled Shoggoth that specialized in the Cthulhu Mythos' ('Bio.' Chris A. Masters).

In 1992 Masters and Tony Brook started a group called the Melbourne Horror Society. As membership grew they started publishing a newsletter called Severed Head. The following year he resigned from his government job to manage a friend's bookstore and within a year had started the first professional horror magazine, Bloodsongs, with fellow horror fan Steve Proposch.

With the membership of the Melbourne Horror Society growing over the same period its committee decided to acknowledge its expansion into Sydney and other areas of Australia by renaming it the Australian Horror Society. Masters relinquished the editorship of Severed Head to Bryce Stevens from the fifth issue onwards, and in 1996 also resigned as president of the Society in 1996. His involvement in Bloodsongs has also effectively ended after the third issue (Autumn 1995). Although his name appears as co-editor Masters admits he had little to do with its publication.

After distancing himself from Bloodsongs, Masters began putting together the first issue of another magazine titled Misanthrope. 'What I wanted to do was to put together a magazine that reflected the societal decay and end of the millennium madness that was very much a part of that time," he writes. 'I came up with the blurb "The Next Step Beyond Horror!" to describe what Misanthrope was about. I not only wanted [it] to be nasty but to also be well put together and have lots of attitude and literary merit.' He notes, too, that the first issue created a good deal of controversy. Many shops refusing to sell the magazine and he also began receiving hate phonecalls:
I was very selective about its content and took my time in putting it together. Misanthrope #1 did not come out until more than a year later in 1998. There was also a big tongue in cheek element about Misanthrope. After the reaction Bloodsongs #1 got from the Australian censors and after quite a few publications like Jim Goad's Answer ME magazine and a couple of others had been refused classification, thus effectively banned in Australia, I wanted to show them what extreme was really about. It was a strange time here indeed. Stores and peoples homes were even raided by Police and people were arrested for selling or owning these publications! Sydney comics artist team Steven Carter and Antoinette Rydyr were not even allowed to import copies of their own comic! ('Bio.' Chris A. Masters).
Although a second issue of Misanthrope was planned for 1999 Masters never managed to get it completed, the result he admits of burn out and having lost interest in both publishing and writing.

After an illness nearly killed him 2001 Masters made the decision to return to writing. In 2012 he published the novel The Sleeping City and Slaughter Creek and Other Stories. He has since completed an as yet unpublished novel, Dark Music.
Sisters of the Moss Bryce Stevens , ( illus. Kerri Valkova ) ,agent single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 1-18)
Dead Writers Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 54-)
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Desperation Point Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: EOD , no. 7 1992 1992 (p. 18-25)
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The Seamounts of Vaalua Tuva David Kuraria , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Cthulhu Deep Down Under : Volume 2 Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2018 2018 (p. 187-207)
Rookwood single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Forbidden Texts United States of America (USA) : David Bain , 2013 2013 (p. 8-67)
Desperation Point Bryce Stevens , single work short story horror
— Appears in: Stalking the Demon : Tales of Sex and Insanity Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2002 2002 (p. 103-114)
form y separately published work icon Bel Canto : Part Two Judith Colquhoun , ( dir. Leigh Spence ) ,agent Sydney : JNP Films , 1989 1989 single work film/TV y
form y separately published work icon Phantom Gold Rupert Kathner , ( dir. Rupert Kathner ) ,agent Australia : Kathner-Tolhurst Australian Productions , 1937 1937 single work film/TV y
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