Transcript follows. Image kindly supplied by Locus Publications; reprinted with permission. To read the entire section from which Jeter's letter was cropped - including a missive from an irked Arthur C. Clarke - click hither.
Image: Locus Publications; reprinted with permission
Enclosed is a copy of my 1979 novel Morlock Night; I'd appreciate your being so good as to route it to Faren Miller, as it's a prime piece of evidence in the great debate as to who in "the Powers/Blaylock/Jeter fantasy triumvirate" was writing in the "gonzo-historical manner" first. Though of course, I did find her review in the March Locus to be quite flattering.
Personally, I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of that era; like "steampunks," perhaps....
[Thanks for the book! Capsule critique: Morlock Night combines H.G. Wells, Arthurian fantasy, and Victoriana in a strange, entertaining mixture -- less antic than Infernal Devices, perhaps, but a clear forerunner. "Steampunks"? I like it....