TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 11 September 1978, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Brian Lumley." On Lumley's pictorial letterhead, with typed return address Bedhampton (Nr. Havant) Hants. Reports on foreign translations of his work he knows of. As for his new novel, KHAI OF KHEM, "I'm going to give it bags of sex, adult [underlined] sex: lots of sadism and cruelty; action and war galore … and buckets of blood! I intend it to be a really gripping [underlined] thing..." 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 upper corner tips, near fine. (#102652).

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