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(1908-1982) German author of Jewish birth, born Peter von Mendelssohn, whose publishing career, which began in 1930, was interrupted by exile after 1933; by World War Two he was a UK citizen, though he returned to Munich in 1970. His sf novel, Fortress in the Skies: A Tale (1943; vt The Hours and the Centuries: A Tale 1944) as by Peter Mendelssohn, which was written in English, sets a Utopia in a deserted mountain village, a redoubt-like Zone seemingly detached from historical time, though by inference sometime hence; civilized values are preserved here against an insensate Future War, with men and women of vision being transported into this venue from other eras by Timeslip. [JC]
Peter De Mendelssohn
born Munich, Germany: 1 July 1908
died Munich, Germany: 10 August 1982
- Fortress in the Skies: A Tale (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1943) as Peter Mendelssohn [hb/uncredited]
- The Hours and the Centuries: A Tale (London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1944) [vt of the above: hb/]
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