Bryce Walton, a graduate of Los Angeles State College, lived most of his life along the coast of California, where he had opportunity to indulge in his favorite sport and hobby: spear-fishing and deep-sea diving. To his experiences there he attributed much of the description of underwater scenery and life found in Sons of the Ocean Deeps. During World War II he saw service as a war correspondent for the Marine Corps, and was staff correspondent for Leatherneck magazine during the Iwo Jima campaign. He wrote mysteries, westerns and science fiction books when not mountain-climbing or scouting about under the sea.

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