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Unfettered Journey

A literary cross-genre adventure and love story, for the intelligent reader

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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

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Unfettered Journey on audiobook

Unfettered Journey Appendices

The rigorous philosophical ideas behind this novel are further examined in an academic book, Unfettered Journey Appendices: Philosophical Explorations on Time, Ontology, and the Nature of Mind. 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. And find the Media tab for recent podcasts.

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

Embedded Chips Leading to Human Cyborgs?

By Gary F. Bengier | August 30, 2020

A mechanical voice from the NEST chip buried below his left temporal lobe and connected to his ear confirmed the deletion by saying, “Neural-to-External Systems Transmitter has lost connection to Personal Intelligent Digital Assistant, PIDA Raidne.” From Unfettered Journey, taking place in the year 2161 The blog title above is a question, not a statement.… Read More »Embedded Chips Leading to Human Cyborgs?

Unfettered Journey-the Audiobook

By Gary F. Bengier | August 9, 2020

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

More Bee Zen: Work Around the Bee Yard

By Gary F. Bengier | July 26, 2020

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to work around the bee yard. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.