(1879-1951) German author whose Near Future sf novel, Der Tunnel (1913; trans anon as The Tunnel 1915), describes the construction of a transatlantic tunnel (see Under the Sea) over a twenty-six year span; the future anticipated by Kellermann has no World War One. It was the basis of at least two German films, Der Tunnel (1915) directed by William Wauer (1866-1962), and Der Tunnel (1933) directed by Curtis Bernhardt (1899-1981), the latter being remade in the UK as The Tunnel (1935) directed by Maurice Elvey (1887-1967), and scripted by Clemence Dane and Curt Siodmak. Kellermann's leftist politics afflicted his career after 1933, and until 1945 he published little but dime novels. After the War he remained in East Germany. [JC]
see also: Germany; Transportation.
born Furth, Germany: 4 March 1879
died Potsdam, Germany: 17 October 1951
- Der Tunnel (Berlin: S Fischer Verlag, 1913) [hb/Hans Baluschek]
- The Tunnel (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915) [trans anon of the above: hb/]
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