Entry updated 27 September 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1894-1981) UK-born author, in Nigeria 1919-1932, subsequently in the US though he seems to have returned to Britain late in life; most of his fiction, like Young'un (1944), was written for children. He published one sf novel, The Twenty-Fifth Hour (1940), a Last Man tale in which, after a worldwide Disaster in 1965, the two lone survivors – a North American female and a European male – come together to participate in a Utopia founded in Alexandria, Egypt. [JC]
see also: Future War.
Oswald Herbert Best
born Chester, Cheshire: 25 March 1894
died New York [Teignmouth, Devon, in probate records; death not recorded in the UK, implying he died abroad]: July 1980
- The Twenty-Fifth Hour (New York: Random House, 1940) [hb/Martinot]
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