THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT. Lester Del Rey.

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT. New York: Ballantine Books, [1970]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Second edition, first printing of the revised text. Ballantine Books 02068. After an accidental nuclear holocaust devastates the Earth, the American Catholic Eclectic Church brutally enforces the Eleventh Commandment, "Be fruitful and multiply." Although the planet is safe (nuclear weapons are banned) it is grossly overcrowded, polluted and economically depressed. However, wild breeding is necessary to strengthen the radiation damaged gene pool to create a new, stronger human race. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-307. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 282. Cover edges rubbed, several paper adhesions to rear cover, a very good copy. (#142768).

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"First Printing: November, 1970" on copyright page.