Bryce Walton

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Bryce Walton
Born (1918-05-31)May 31, 1918
Blythedale, Missouri
Died February 5, 1988(1988-02-05) (aged 69)
Van Nuys, California
Cause of death Heart failure
Nationality American
Other names Kenneth O'Hara, Paul Franklin
Education California State University
Occupation Writer
Home town Blythedale, Missouri
Spouse(s) Ruth Arschinov
Children 1
Parent(s) Paul Dean Walton,
Golda Powers

Bryce Walton ( 31 May 1918 – 5 February 1988) was an American pulp fiction writer.

Walton was born in Blythedale, Missouri, the son of Paul Dean Walton and Golda Powers. He held various jobs starting in 1938, and attended Los Angeles Junior College 1939–41.[1] During World War II, he served as a navy correspondent.[2] In 1945, he began a career as a freelance writer. He attended California State College from 1946 to 1947, then married photographer Ruth Arschinov on January 1, 1954. The couple had one daughter, Krissta Kay.[1]

He was credited as a writer for the TV serial Captain Video and His Video Rangers. In 1961, he won the Alfred Hitchcock Best Short Story award.[1] He wrote three episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and two of his stories were adopted for the series,[3] including "The Greatest Monster of Them All".[4]


  • Sons of the Ocean Deeps (1952)
  • The Long Night (1952)
  • Captain Video and his Video Rangers (1953)
  • Cave of Danger (1967)
  • Harpoon Gunner (1968)
  • Hurricane Reef (1970)
  • Cave of Danger (1971)
  • The Fire Trail (1974)


  1. ^ a b c Reginald, R.; Menville, Douglas; Burgess, Mary A. (2010), Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 2, Wildside Press LLC, p. 1116, ISBN 0941028771. 
  2. ^ Ash, Brian (1976), Who's who in science fiction, Elm Tree Books, p. 201, ISBN 0241893836. 
  3. ^ "Bryce Walton",, retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  4. ^ Szumskyj, Benjamin (2010), The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch, McFarland, p. 194, ISBN 0786454881. 

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