TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, dated 27 March 1979, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Brian Lumley." On pale blue A4 paper, with typed return address Bedhampton (Nr. Havant) Hants. Largely devoted to sales of his work and payment for same. KHAI OF ANCIENT KHEM "comes along nicely... Sex and savagery, magic and mayhem in pre-dynastic Egypt (Khem)... When KHAI is done I'll rework DEEP ONES for Arkham (maybe); and I'd like to do a couple of shorts. Also, there's this Theem'hdra novel I'm toying with. Plus, I'd like to send de Marigny back into dreamland. And...... Enough...!" 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 along top edge, near fine. (#102656).

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