Unfettered Journey

Unfettered Journey

by Gary F. Bengier
Unfettered Journey

Unfettered Journey

by Gary F. Bengier


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A literary cross-genre adventure and love story, for the intelligent reader. Winner of 7 book awards. (Winner in new, adult, debut, visionary, spiritual, and science fiction categories.)

"Unfettered Journey is an existential adventure for the mind and a lot more besides."

- Carly Newfeld, The Last Word, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio

Unfettered Journey follows Joe, an AI scientist, as he pursues the secret of AI - and his own - consciousness. He travels to a small college to escape life's frenetic pace and to find answers. But a mysterious woman on a personal mission interrupts his search. Fighting unjust forces, they are caught up by a malevolent plot. Their struggles against machines, men, and nature test the resilience of the human spirit.

Set in a richly imagined near future, this is a cross-genre novel combining thrilling action, adventure, and a love story. It traces an epic journey - from inside the human mind to the vastness of space, from AIs battling in the desert to the peace of a mountain refuge. It asks spiritual, social, and philosophical questions that will linger. How does the will to survive bring clarity to the human experience? What would you sacrifice to achieve social justice? How do we find meaning and purpose in a world dominated by technology?

"It is so well-written...excellent storyline...one of those novels that stays with the reader long after the last page is finished."

- The US Review of Books

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ISBN-13: 9781648860140
Publisher: Chiliagon Press
Publication date: 08/24/2020
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 438,622
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Gary F. Bengier is a writer, philosopher, and technologist. After a career in Silicon Valley, Gary pursued passion projects, studying astrophysics and philosophy. He's spent the last two decades thinking about how to live a balanced, meaningful life in a rapidly evolving technological world. This self-reflective journey infuses his novel with insights about our future and the challenges we will face in finding purpose. Before turning to writing speculative fiction, Gary worked in a variety of Silicon Valley tech companies. He was eBay's Chief Financial Officer, and led the company's initial and secondary public offerings. Gary has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University. He has two children with Cynthia, his wife of forty-three years. When not traveling the world, he raises bees and makes a nice Cabernet at the family's Napa vineyard. He and his family live in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Journey Inward

Part Two: The Journey Outward

Part Three: The Journey Backward and Forward

Part Four: The Journey Upward and Downward

Part Five: The Journey Onward



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