David Stevens

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A jewel in the dark …

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2018 at 12:57 pm

In his introduction to CHTHONIC, editor Scott R Jones very kindly remarks

Finally, David Stevens’ Some Corner of a Dorset Field That Is Forever Arabia gives us the secret history and fantastic death of a famous English colonel. I count this last as a jewel in CHTHONIC, and I think you will, too.

When I first described my monster, I thought it was harmless enough, as monsters go, but then I saw Fufu Fruenwahl’s drawing, and it freaked me out on several levels. Hmm, there may be something wrong with me.

If you enjoy reading the weird, and/or supporting small independent publishers, I recommend CHTHONIC for your reading and purchasing pleasure, with not a jot of self interest (you can trust me, I’m Australian).


Martian Migraine Press presents seventeen diverse tales of subterranean horrors and abyssal wonder.
CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth features stories by Ramsey Campbell, Gemma Files, Nadia Bulkin, Antony Mann, H. P. Lovecraft, Aaron Besson, Christopher Slatsky, Adam McOmber, John Linwood Grant, Scott Shank, Sarah Peploe, Orrin Grey, S. L. Edwards, Belinda Lewis, David Stevens, Adam Millard, and Tom Lynch . With cover art by Lucas Korte, interior illustrations by Fufu Fruenwahl, and an introduction by editor Scott R Jones.
Only $11.99USD via paypal


  If you’re Canadian (and congratulations if you are!)
you can order CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth HERE (11.99 + 3.50CA shipping & handling)

  If you’re American (brave! free! delightfully weird!)
you can order CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth HERE (11.99 + 8.00CA shipping & handling)

  If you live anywhere else on this bizarre spinning mudspeck,
you can order CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth HERE (11.99 + 10.00CA shipping & handling)

CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth is also available in electronic book formats ($7.99 in the US and Canada): .mobi via Amazon’s Whispernet instantly and direct to your Kindle or Kindle-enabled device, and in EPUB (Kobo and Nook readers) and PDF (most computers and iDevices) formats direct from our site (via Paypal, with an under-12-hour delivery time). Links below…

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Martian Migraine Press: the Best Kind of Headache






What are we, after all?

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

“I’m pondering is what I’m doing.”

“Hell about?”

About being a sober adult making up my mind, he replied truculently in his head. About having a centre and a will instead of a bunch of stupid impulses and bad memories … .

The Tailor of Panama by John le Carre

He is so good and so clever and he makes me see things in worlds I could never inhabit – recruiting agents in a club in Panama is as alien to me as the bottom of the ocean. Le Carre bored and lost me when I was younger, in some omnibus edition starring George Smiley – the fault was mine. Years later, having been around the block a few times (and kicked in the head and/or guts along the way), there is so much there – the loss, the late rallies, lives summed up and thrown away. A highlight of last year was watching ‘A Most Wanted Man’ in a German cinema, in an audience that reacted differently to parts than an Australian audience would have.

“Everything in the world is true if you invent it hard enough and love the person it’s for!”

The new Regime

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

Launching tonight


How pretty!


Isn’t it pretty?

Regime 03 includes my short story, “Good Boy”.

If you are interested, you can buy a copy here, posted any where in the world. Mmmmm, print ….

Something to look forward to …

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

… other than Sigrid Thornton’s birthday, or celebrating the anniversary of the start of the Bathurst gold rush* …
February 12 2014# sees the launch of Regime 03, “the world’s most frivolous of serious literature magazines”, this time including a story, “Good Boy” by yours truly.

*thanks Mrs Wikipedia
# wonder what I’ll be blogging about in February?