AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 2 pages, dated 14 May 1978, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Bill." On plain letter-size paper, written in blue and red ink. Nolan is rethinking his outline of LOGAN'S WORLD (sequel to LOGAN'S RUN), that things are quiet on the Hollywood front with SPACE FOR HIRE ("I assume the two producers are swamped with their work on BUCK ROGERS, their 6 hr. TV series") and WHO GOES THERE? ("NOTHING from Universal ... I now consider this totally dead"), that things are touch-and-go on the financial front. He asks about McCauley's planned trip to Los Angeles (where Nolan lived). He discusses a possible deal with Sherbourne Press: "The guy sounds like a real asshole to me, but let's see what he does with Bart [Challis, his series detective] ... as you say we have no market for the 2 novels at the moment anyhow ..." A visually striking document with underlining, arrows, cross-outs and emendations (in red) of the original draft (written in blue). 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. Small damp stain smearing of several words, else fine. (#102661).