Kellermann, Bernhard

Tagged: Author

(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.

Bernhard Kellermann

born Furth, Germany: 4 March 1879

died Potsdam, Germany: 17 October 1951

works

  • Der Tunnel (Berlin: S Fischer Verlag, 1913) [hb/Hans Baluschek]
    • The Tunnel (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915) [trans anon of the above: hb/]

links

Previous versions of this entry

Website design and build: STEEL

Site ©2011 Gollancz, SFE content ©2011 SFE Ltd.