TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1 page, with brief handwritten postscript on verso, dated 2 June 1978, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "THS." On plain letter-size paper with the Sturgeon's Los Angeles address typed at the top. A lengthy, detailed discussion of contractual matters concerning the author's MORE THAN HUMAN: foreign translations (with the appearance in the spring of a Hungarian version, MORE THAN HUMAN will have been translated into 18 foreign languages), film rights, shady accounting, disputes and confusions. In passing he mentions his hope that a reprint "package" then being handled by McCauley would go to Dell or Warner, not DAW. "Wollheim has committed enough atrocities in his line that I'd as soon not appear among his yellowbacks. I'm still irritated that he got A TOUCH OF STRANGE." The letter gets into the nitty-gritty of legal and business matters but maintains a lively emotional tone. Sturgeon is one of the giants of postwar American fantasy and science fiction, and if anyone were selecting a dozen genre works of that period that really deserve the term classic, MORE THAN HUMAN would almost certainly be one. 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. (#102690).

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