TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 6 April 1978, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Brian." On Lumley's pictorial letterhead, with typed return address Roussillon Barracks, Chichester, W. Sussex. Asks for McCauley's opinion of his just-finished novel, IN THE MOONS OF BOREA, and reports good progress on RETURN OF THE DEEP ONES, a short novel he is writing for Arkham House. Laments the departure of editor Babs Rogasky from Jove Books. Also discusses a dispute with "Jerry Page" (probably editor and anthologist Gerald W. Page). Written with his characteristic tone of breezy good humor. Lumley, who started his career (like so many others) as a Lovecraft disciple, has been a prolific author of supernatural horror (of which his occult/Cold War Necroscope series is his best and best-known work), even while he was serving, as at this time, in the Royal Military Police. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and sf writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Faint creases where folded for mailing, a bit of creasing at the corners, near fine. (#102646).