The Caves of Steel

The first novel in Asimov's Robot series which introduces his two popular protagonists, Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw—the "R" stands for "Robot". When originally published, Caves of Steel was not considered part of the Foundation universe, but Asimov later linked it as a much earlier part of the extensive future history that leads up to the rise of the Galactic Empire. Caves of Steel is a science fiction and detective story and is often credited as one of the first novels to combine the two genres. It takes place several mellenia in the future in a time when hyperspace travel is possible and humans have colonized other worlds. Earth is overpopulated though and everyone lives in underground dome cities. A fun and entertaining read. 

Previous owner's stamp on front free-endpaper. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with closed tears and light shelf wear. A nice copy.

Item#: 10866
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 1954.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing