BORN 15 Nov 1872, Zwickau - DIED 9 Dec 1945, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße 30 (Feld 009-83 (ehemaliges Ehrengrab))
Author of utopian science fiction novels. During his studies at a gymnasium in Gotha he met Kurd Laßwitz, who taught mathematics and physics, but also wrote utopian novels and short stories. From 1893 onwards he studied at the Technischen Hochschule in Berlin, where he specialised in railway technology. As a student he went to America, where he worked for a while. Back in Germany he abandoned his studies and became a technical project manager.
In 1901 he became an independent author. Apart from technical writings for the industry he also started writing for the public in the Berliner Tageblatt. In 1903 he founded the Automobiltechnische Gesellschaft together with Graf Arco, Edmund Rumpler and others.
In 1907 he started writing utopian stories. In 1910 he married and during the first World War he worked in the field of telegraphy. His first utopian novel "Die Macht der Drei" was published in 1922. It was a succes and in 1924 he became a full time author. Many more novels followed.
has a connection with Rumpler, Edmund