Larry Kilham’s “Free Will Odyssey” – A Book Review

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I am very pleased to be part of the WOW – Women on Writing Blog tour for Larry Kilham’s book: Free Will Odyssey

My Review:

I have been a fan of sci-fi for most of my life and AI had become a fairly new interest.

Larry Kilham’s book “Free Will Odyssey” is both  sci-fi and a thriller, well mixed with Artificial Intelligence.


Peter Tesla is an idealistic engineer who develops an AI project called Electra, after his sister died of a drug overdose. She had urged him not to “stop until you kill this monster”.

Peter wants to save people from drug addiction by improving their free will.

There are twists and turns throughout the book. We wonder who can be trusted, what free will is and can it be altered.

Kilham’s look into the near future is subtle but certainly gives us some scary notions of what could take place.  Could a drug like Opa be used worldwide? How much does “big brother” really control us? One line that his old Professor Farnsworth, who leaves his company to Peter, sent shivers down my spine, as I see this happening all ready:

The next generation will be so controlled by some combination of drugs, media and amusements, that they will have no free will.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. It had interesting characters, tension, thought-provoking questions and easy-to-understand science. Kilham even provides links for further investigations on free will and AI.


Publication Info:

Free Will Odyssey


Peter Tesla, a prodigious young inventor, develops an electronic device to enhance the user’s free will. A major application is drug detoxification. Peter’s star client is the U.S. president. Along the way, Peter is tried for the mysterious death of a girlfriend and struggles with the machinations of a secretive industrialist.




Larry Kilham has traveled extensively overseas for over twenty years. He worked in several large international companies and started and sold two high-tech ventures. He received a B.S. in engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in management from MIT. Larry has written books about creativity and invention, artificial intelligence and digital media, travel overseas, and three novels with an AI theme.


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Be sure to visit the others in the blog tour, beginning with WOW- Women on Writin

———-Blog Tour Dates

Monday, October 30th  @ The Muffin
Stop by for an interview and book giveaway!


 Wednesday, November 1st @ Lauren Scharhag

Today’s guest blogger at Lauren Scharhag’s blog is none other than Larry Kilham with an intriguing post about writing fiction in the narrative – don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Larry Kilham and his latest novel “Free Will Odyssey”.


 Wednesday, November 1st @ CMash Loves to Read

Today’s guest blogger at CMash Loves to Read is none other than Larry Kilham. Hear from him on the topic of “How I Became Interested in Free Will” and learn more about his latest book “Free Will Odyssey”.


Thursday, November 2nd @ Writers Pay it Forward
Larry Kilham is today’s guest author at Writers Pay it Forward and he discusses “addiction” as well as his latest novel “Free Will Odyssey”. Don’t miss this insightful blog stop.


Friday, November 3rd @ Bring on Lemons

Today’s guest blogger at Bring on Lemons is Larry Kilham sharing his thoughts about “Invention and Company Building” – don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the greats. We will also have a giveaway for Larry’s latest book “Free Will Odyssey”.


Monday, November 6th @ Beverley A. Baird

Beverley A. Baird reviews Larry Kilham’s latest work “Free Will Odyssey” – don’t miss this honest and enlightening review.


Wednesday, November 8th @ Bookworm

Larry Kilham stops by Anjanette Potter’s Bookworm blog with an insightful and thought provoking guest post about “Predestination vs. Free Will” – readers won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from Kilham and learn about his latest novel “Free Will Odyssey”.


 Friday, November 10th @ Janese Dixon

Don’t miss today’s author spotlight at Janese Dixon’s blog – the author is none other than Larry Kilham. Readers can learn more about Kilham and his thought provoking story: “Free Will Odyssey”.


Wednesday, November 22nd @ Linda Appleman Shapiro

Linda Appleman Shapiro reviews Larry Kilham’s latest novel “Free

Will Odyssey” and shares her insight and thoughts with readers at her blog!


Friday, November 24th @ Choices with Madeline Sharples

Larry Kilham pens today’s guest post at Choices with Madeline Sharples. Readers can learn more about Fiction vs Nonfiction as well as finding out about Larry’s latest book “Free Will Odyssey”


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