TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 25 January 1988, to "Dear Mr. McCauley," signed "David Brin." Dot matrix computer printout. Together with: TYPED LITERARY RESUME, 2 pages, dated 1987. Also a dot matrix printout. Letter of inquiry asking if McCauley would be interested in representing him, complaining about the chaotic practices of his present agent. (The letter has a handwritten "KIRBY!!" scrawled across top - perhaps indicating that immediate action be taken?) Brin raises a number of business and contractual issues. The tone is generally modest and low-key, but the author comes across as quite astute about the business end of writing ("… I have a very good nose for contracts.") Brin had won both Hugo and Nebula awards by this time. His resume indicates a heavy-duty science background in academia. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and sf writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Some creasing, staple stabs at upper left corners, resume has a few ink stains to right margin of second sheet, good condition overall. (#102305).