AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 2 pages, dated 22 April 1978, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Bill." On plain letter-size paper. Mentions developments on a several of his writing projects (including his screen treatment of SPACE FOR HIRE "the producers are really excited [underlined] about the book's potential as a film"), LOGAN'S WORLD (Corgi edition just published in the UK), WHO GOES THERE? ("might be very, very dead ... I'm keeping my fingers crossed), and some nonfiction contributions to the semi-pro magazines THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE and XENOPHILE. Some of the projects are encouraging, some discouraging ("... mystery novels are death [underlined] to sell to publishers these days ..."). Notes that "Dennis [Etchison] seemed quite down last time we talked; I take it his new novel (the first 100 pages) did not get any [underlined] bids. Whew! ... he needs to know the book is 'wanted.'" Conveys nicely the precarious life of a professional fiction writer. Nolan, writer and editor, active in popular fiction genres since the 1950s, is perhaps best known for LOGAN'S RUN and its sequels and adaptations (for the big screen and TV). 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, fine. (#102660).