Gary F. Bengier
“I want to know the truth. I want to know how and why.”
Joe Denkensmith, Level 42, vidsnap: Year 2161
Set in a richly envisioned future world, Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
I’ve been reviewing the audiotapes for the Unfettered Journey audiobook these last several days. Dryw McArthur, a Shakespearean actor and voice actor from New Zealand, has done a beautiful job, with his mastery of voices. I’m hoping to have the audiobook ready for release together with the novel in paperback and Kindle on Labor Day.… Read More »Unfettered Journey-the Audiobook