THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT. Lester Del Rey.

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT. Evanston, Illinois: Regency Books, [1962]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Regency Books RB 113. 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 art by the Dillons. Cover edges rubbed, several mild rubs and creases to cover, a nearly fine copy. (#158302).

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