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Jack Deighton

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Jack Deighton

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Full Name: Jack D. Stephen
Born: Dumbarton, Scotland
Occupation: Chemist, Author
Nationality: Scottish


Pseudonym of Scottish chemist and author Jack D Stephen (1953- ), who was active in UK Fandom under his own name, and who began publishing work of genre interest. He was first published in New Worlds.

His short fiction has also appeared in Spectrum SF and Interzone and his generally well-received novel A Son of the Rock was runner-up in the British Science Fiction Awards for its year.

Jack Deighton was born in Dumbarton and is therefore a true Son of the Rock.*

He studied Chemistry at Glasgow University, then took a PhD (measuring 13C NMR substituent effects. His first sole publication was therefore his thesis Structural and Spectroscopic Studies of Ylides and Bicyclic Compounds.) He worked for two years in Hertfordshire studying the effects of additives on the processability of rubber, then moved back to Scotland and took up teaching. He has taught in Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline. Jack is married with two sons.

Note for those of you who speak aloud as you read:

You should pronounce "Deighton" to rhyme with "Brighton" and not with -- to take an example, not at random -- a certain town in Ohio. "Jack" should rhyme with, well, "Jack"...

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