Dr. Arthur M. Doweyko
Arthur has authored 100+ scientific publications, invented novel 3D drug design software, and shares the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery of Sprycel, a new anti-cancer drug. He writes hard science fiction and fantasy.
His debut novel, Algorithm, which is a story about DNA and the purpose of humanity, garnered a 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) and was published by E-Lit Books in October, 2014. His second novel, As Wings Unfurl, a story of guardian angels that are not angels, forbidden love, and the secret fate of humankind, took 1st place as best pre-published science fiction novel of the year at the 2014 RPLA competition and was published in 2016 by Red Adept Publishing. Many of his short stories have been honored as finalists in RPLA competitions, as well as achieving Honorable Mentions in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contests. A collection of 13 of his shorts has been recently published as My Shorts. His current project is Wind In Trees, a story about the last creature with a human brain, and what it means to be human in a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is what it seems to be. Wind In Trees was recently honored with a 2016 RPLA award.
He lives in Florida with his wife Lidia, teaches college chemistry and happily wanders the beaches when not jousting with aliens
More than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals covering topics in drug design, computer-aided drug design. Novels published: Algorithm (2014, E-Lit Books), As Wings Unfurl (2016, Red Adept Publishing), My Shorts (2017, short story collection). Short stories: 24 published since 2010 in e-zine and paperback anthologies, including several Honorable Mentions the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future competitions, and a Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Award nominee, Nothing to See Here, short story audio publication in Escape Pod (2017).
Awards and Memberships
Member of American Chemical Society and Florida Writers Association (FWA).
Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award (2008) for the invention of a new anti-cancer drug, Sprycel.
Three-time winner of a FWA Royal Palm Award for 1st or 2nd place as best scifi novel.
Twice voted best scifi short story (Preditors and Editors Readers Poll)
Internationally recognized expert in structure-acivity relatioships applied to the discovery of new bioactive compounds and drugs. Presented talks at international venues, including key not speaker. Provided in-depth seminars at various writing conferences focusing on topics such as good/bad science fiction, character building, plot devices. Provided a series of lectures at Indian River State College campuses on the science in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Currently a consultant in science and writing.