The Man With Only One Head

The Man With Only One Head – Densil Neve Barr

Originally published in 1955, this is the first UK paperback edition published by Digit Books in 1962 and features a fantastic cover painting which is signed ‘Osborne’ in the bottom left corner. Densil Neve Bar is the pseudonym of Douglas Norton Buttrey.

The story has a classic ‘last man on earth’ theme except the twist is that the protagonist isn’t alone, rather he is the last fertile man remaining after the appearance of a radioactive fog. He is subsequently labelled ‘The Father of the New World’ whilst an epidemic of illicit copulation ensues which results in adultery becoming a capital offence.

A great example of 1950s pulp Sci-Fi and social satire.

Man With Only One Head Cover

Man With Only One Head Rear

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