Gary F. Bengier
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
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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We harvested the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our vineyard this morning, to stay ahead of possible fire weather (as there are concerns about winds here in Napa, sparking fires in the still dry conditions). The season begins to change, and I continue to roll out translations of Unfettered Journey. The Brazilian Portuguese edition, Jornada Sem… Read More »Brazilian Portuguese Translation Launch and DRM
As the weather has a hint of fall and the grapes are close to harvest, I continue to roll out translations of Unfettered Journey. The Spanish edition, Un viaje sin confines, launched today. The international acceptance is something of a mystery. This week the Italian edition, Un viaggio senza confini, briefly hit #1 on a… Read More »Spanish Launch and Italian Minor Bestseller
The writing journey continues, and the German translation of Unfettered Journey launched today. With the release of Ins Ungewisse, there now are three translations in the market. While the international novels are relatively unknown with little publicity, I was delighted to see that yesterday the Italian edition, Un viaggio senza confini, briefly hit three bestseller… Read More »German Translation Launch and SIX Book Awards
It’s time for a brief note about my writing odyssey. Unfettered Journey has just garnered TWO book awards for best 2020 fiction book. Earlier this month the Wishing Shelf, based in London, announced its 2020 awards and my novel made the Finalist list. Yesterday the Eric Hoffer Book Award ‘First Horizon Finalists’ list included Unfettered… Read More »Double Book Awards
I’m a bit surprised by how sensitive readers are to the price of a book. For myself, the value that I place on the time to read any book means that I rate the likely quality far ahead of price in my criteria. But this week the choice is even easier for Unfettered Journey, for… Read More »Spring Half Price Sale for Unfettered Journey
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