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Free Will Odyssey

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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.
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Published August 27th 2017 by
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Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a combination of science and business and it kept me going. I liked Electra in all her forms. This AI was what you would love to see come to fruition. The story meandered a bit but all in all it was interesting. Peter Tessa is an inventor but throughout the book he has to wear many hats including defendant in a manslaughter case.

The Electra system was invented to supply an assist with free will while allowing a machine to rule the treatment. I found the concept so intriguing. The
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had no trouble diving into the story and understanding the basics at the beginning, although it’s about a lot of science and business making. The author explains the project ‚Electra‘, which should provide the possibility for people to act on free will, mostly understandable for those who have no or not much knowledge in science. The idea of inventing such a machine made me wonder more than once, whether such a possibility would work in reality. I find this idea very interesting!

The protagonis
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book. This is a wonderful sifi book, really well-written and thoughtful out. It is a short book so my review will be to.
This story is about peter and his AI Alexa. He has suffered a great loss and now he wants to find a way to end drug addiction. Since this is the reason he lost his sister. On the way he meets young woman eventually they fall in love unfortunately something else happens to her and he is tried for her death. Well him and his AI. But he may have an angel on his shoulder
Shanell Meek
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If only it were possible...

I really love this book, it moves steadily and consistently. It’s short so it’s great for a quick afternoon read also perfect because once I started it, I couldn’t put it down! After losing his sister to drugs Peter Tesla sets out to use Artificial intelligence to modify the will of drug addicts in his own personal war on drugs with a program he calls the Free Will Project. Along the way there are many twists and turns that lead to Peter being tried for the murder of a
Jimmy Jefferson
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An AI sci-fi thriller

This is a story of artificial intelligence and how it can be developed to make decisions that you would normally make on your own free will. This story ventures down a path filled with possibility as well as questions of morality and the values of our society today. As this story develops around Peter Tesla, our main character, who lost his sister to the demons of drug addiction. Would society really accept AI making choices for us as individuals. This is a great story that
Rachel Kester
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This science fiction novel by Larry Kilham tells the story of Peter Tesla, an inventor. Tesla has created a unique device that helps people to enhance their free will and can also be used for drug detoxification. In fact, this device is so popular that even the U.S. president is using it. However, Tesla must fight against charges that he played some role in his former girlfriend’s death while also trying to prevent deadly secrets from being told.
At 158 pages, this novel isn’t necessarily that lo
Kate Brackett
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a quick read the Si-Fi enthusiasts will love. The plot is really interesting, with the main character losing a family member to drugs. Because of this tragedy, he creates a type of artificial intelligence that interferes with the will of drug users in hopes to avoid further death and pain as he suffered with the loss of his sister. There are some fantastic twists and surprises in the book, including the main character being tried for murder and a few others (no spoiler alerts here!) The ...more
Eva Lazar
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read the entire book in one go. The writing is very good, and the story and general premises captivating. The only thing that bothered me slightly is that it seemed to be moving quite fast regarding some of the minor story lines - the book could have done with a few extra pages in that respect. Overall, though, it was a great read. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy reality-based fiction.
Samyuktha Ell
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Free Will Odyssey is a quick read that serves up healthy doses of science and philosophy. We see the world through Peter Tesla's eyes. Tesla focuses on developing a technique that will bring back the concept of free will among people. What made the book most enjoyable was its constant references to theories that can be debated in today's world.
Linda Shapiro
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"FREE WILL ODYSSEY" by Larry Kilham
Review by Linda Appleman Shapiro, Author/Psychotherapist/Addictions Counselor

Kilham's roller coaster of a read in "Free Will Odyssey" is one of the few novels which has successfully woven AI and VR into a work of fiction, totally capturing our imagination and challenging our beliefs. His story is theme driven, using the main protagonist, Peter Tesla, to take us on an intricate journey in his search to find a way for AI and VR to offer us free will as a choice f
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Award-winning author Larry Kilham was a high-tech entrepreneur and world traveler. Larry finally settled in his native Santa Fe and has written four novels and seven nonfiction books. These focus on creativity, invention, and artificial intelligence. Currently, he writing poetry about reconnecting with nature in our technology age. His books and poetry can be found at


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