TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) with several additional lines in ink in his hand. 1 page, dated 13 January 1979, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Brian Lumley" On plain A4 paper, with typed return address Bedhampton (Nr. Havant) Hants. Largely business matters regarding contracts. Notes progress on KHAI OF ANCIENT KHEM ("The sex [underlined] in this will kill my image off forever!"). "Ideas for a couple of new books stirring; and hey! - I've only a little over 1 year & 8 months left to serve! Don't time fly?" 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, some wrinkling and nicking along top edge, else about near fine. (#102654).