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Best, Herbert

(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



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 05:13 am on 24 May 2022.