Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #011146
8vo., 193pp. Beautiful First Edition, First Printing with full number sequence. Square, tight and clean throughout with no discernible wear or toning. Equally attractive unclipped dust jacket, ($16.95), is fresh and bright with no chipping, creases or tears. Inscribed, signed and dated in the year of publication by Asimov on the title page. "To Don Underwood, best wishes. Isaac Asimov 20 May '86". Though not definitive, there is a Don Underwood who has been involved in engineering and technology in various capacities over the last 40 years, primarily in "...advanced aircraft and ground combat vehicle systems concept design, development and multi-disciplinary integration of electronics, software, hybrid-electric technologies and advanced energy management systems for military and industrial markets. (LinkedIn). At the time the book was published Underwood was a test pilot and Director of Test Flight for Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity at Edwards AFB. Given the content of this work, it is very possible the two had crossed paths. A gorgeous collectible copy of a very uncommonly signed title.