C.(Kees) le Pair

Biography

C. (Kees) le Pair, is a physicist (PhD. Univ. Leiden, the Netherlands) and columnist, among else author of 'De Toekomst Achter Ons' (The future behind us, in Dutch) (BetaText, Bergen NH, 2011). After some years of physics research among which at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, he climbed the Olympic in his career as science administrator. He rowed his boat on the river that makes out the border between public and industrial governance and science. He enjoyed and grieved in turn about the strengths and weaknesses of the riverains, dwellers on the banks either side.
He was knighted O.N.L. by Queen Beatrix, honorary doctor in all faculties of Delft University of Technology, received the merit for science award of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science and Arts etc.
The central theme in 'De Toekomst achter ons' is the deteriorating societal interest in scientific results and its consequences. The Second Apocalypse describes the catastrophic result of the new trend. It is only because of artificial intelligence that traces of civilisation are preserved.
For more, see his website.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
A Sony.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading about science and its influence on society, next to realty fiction i.e. such as J. Auel's pre-history and Vonnegut's 'Galapagos'. As a sailor I appreciated J. Barth's novels around the Chesapeake Bay. And then there are the numerous modern Dutch writers. Of the elders, J.F. Hermans is my favorite and of the present, the first who comes to my mind is Kluun. But there are many others I enjoy.
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Where to find C.(Kees) le Pair online


Books

The Second Apocalypse
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Fears of climate change disrupt human civilization. They leave it to their humanoid creation, the robots. They safeguard human civilisation. till... There is a message from outer space. It means danger, although the pretext is peaceful. What's needed is a super intellect. It exists. Elonki, bisexual and irresistible to either sex is considered to be the earth's saviour.
De Tweede Apocalyps
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,780. Language: Dutch. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Angst voor CO2 is de oorzaak van een klimaatcatastrofe. Robots redden de menselijke beschaving. Bewoners van een exo-planeet dreigen roet in het eten te gooien. Elonki, een afgekeurde humanoïde met haar biseksuele aantrekkingskracht en haar scherpe verstand is in de ogen van de verteller de meest geschikte voor de rol van 'verlosser'. Ook haar vrienden en het centrale geheugen dachten er zo over

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