New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1969. First Edition. Octavo (17.5cm), pictorial paper wrappers; yellow edgestains; 176pp. Minor creases to wrappers, along spine and joints; slight rubbing and chips to extremities. Advertisement between pgs. 88-89 torn out; signature and inscription from author on title page; else bindings sound and square, Very Good.
Retired mathematics professor Vernor Vinge is also a Hugo-award winning author of numerous science fiction stories. Grimm's World was his first novel, adapted from a shorter story previously published in the sci-fi magazine Orbit. It tells the story of an ambitious woman, an impostor queen with above-average intelligence, who becomes involved in a three-way rebellion and a plot to turn their "backwater human society" into a slave farm.