TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 7 February 1979, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Brian." On Lumley's pictorial letterhead, no return address. Mentions tax matters in connection with royalty payments and asks that McCauley hold off sending any money until April. Reports that KHAI OF ANCIENT KHEM "is on schedule. I was worried about it a little, but it's progressing nicely. And if some of the sexy scenes don't grab you, you deserve never to get another hard on! Later, when this is done, I may revisit RETURN OF THE DEEP ONES." 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, else near fine. (#102655).