Unfettered Journey

The Hunger Games meets West World.”

Unfettered Journey is the story of Joe Denkensmith, an AI scientist who seeks to create true robot consciousness. He leaves everything behind to find answers. But a mysterious woman on a personal mission interrupts his search. Fighting unjust forces, Joe is swept into an evil plot that neither can elude. Their struggles against machines, men, and nature test the resilience of the human spirit.

"It's a captivating and fast-paced futuristic love story ... a future that feels eerily authentic..."  - She's Single Magazine

Unfettered Journey Appendices

The rigorous philosophical ideas behind this novel are further explained in an academic book, Unfettered Journey Appendices. It is available in paperback and is included with the hardbound version of the novel. Go deep into the philosophy.

Welcome to my website

We all have many journeys. Gary’s began in a small Midwest town, where he could play unfettered in the woods, finding an early love for nature and learning self-reliance. The space program and the night skies hooked him on astronomy. After finishing college, the wide world beckoned, and his fascination with science drew him to California to participate in the booming tech industry. Now he still stares upward, wondering what it all is about.

Let's Talk About the Future

Let’s have a calm conversation about the future we are creating together. We can make it better. Join the conversation by coming to my blog. Stay well and calm.

A Free Book for the New Year

By Gary F. Bengier | December 29, 2020

We begin a new year with renewed hope, that this year can be far better than last, and that the world can move forward. If you are looking for reason to hope for the future, then Unfettered Journey might be your next book. And this week you can find the Kindle and epub editions for… Read More »A Free Book for the New Year

Now a minor league No 1 Best Seller

By Gary F. Bengier | November 28, 2020

Maybe Thanksgiving turkey goes with relaxing afterwards with a good book. For whatever reason, Unfettered Journey today became a minor league Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon. Perhaps a few folks got the Adam & Eve allegory (the #1 category is Christian Classics and Allegories). Even more, the novel is on the best seller lists… Read More »Now a minor league No 1 Best Seller

Another Hopeful Story of Social Change

By Gary F. Bengier | November 8, 2020

As many celebrate a turning of a page in American democracy, I invite you to relax. Take some time to chill out. And listen to another hopeful story about social change in my novel, Unfettered Journey. At long last, it is now available today in audiobook on Audible and Audiobooks.com. Or pick up the paperback… Read More »Another Hopeful Story of Social Change

Minor League Best Seller

By Gary F. Bengier | October 19, 2020

Today Unfettered Journey broke into the minor leagues of Best Seller status. The book is a best seller (that is, in the top 100 books) in FOUR Amazon categories. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the fantastic support.  And you still can help me get to 76 reviews on Amazon. (Now, anyone, who is a Level… Read More »Minor League Best Seller

Half Price Kindle Sale

By Gary F. Bengier | October 8, 2020

Unfettered Journey launched one month ago. Thank you to all who have read the book and left a review on Amazon (which you can still do here). For those who have not yet picked up a copy, I’m beginning a two-day Kindle edition sale for half off. You can find the book here. Lots of… Read More »Half Price Kindle Sale

Unfettered Journey launches

By Gary F. Bengier | September 5, 2020

The day is here at last, and Unfettered Journey has launched. Today my novel is available worldwide, in multiple formats. You can find it on Amazon, IngramSpark, and Smashwords. I have versions in Kindle, paperback, ePub ebook, and two hardbound editions (with those including the separate philosophical “Appendices” book for free). The audiobook should follow… Read More »Unfettered Journey launches