TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1/2 page, dated 15 February 1979, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Manly." On plain letter-size paper with Wellman's Chapel Hill address typed at the top. Wellman reports that he is almost through with his second Silver John novel, AFTER DARK, and is starting to think about what to work on next. He suggests linking together some swords-and-sorcery stories he has written around a character, Kardios, who is the sole survivor of Atlantis. He cites his WHO FEARS THE DEVIL as a precedent for such a structure. And, "there's always CAHENA, which I've worked on without enthusiasm for what I've produced." Wellman, rising above his pulp roots, was accomplished in nearly all genres of popular fiction, and was noted for bringing a pungent American flavor to his work. 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 mailing folds, several light creases, near fine. (#102740).