Riven (Nov 11 2004, 12:20 PM) писал:
THE GATE (aka HELL'S GATE)
At one-thirty in the morning the vibrations sounded up from the cellar again. Salsbury slipped out of bed and pulled on jeans, then went down the stairs through the darkened house. The dog followed, staying close to his heels.
With the cellar lights out, the circle was easily visible, but a lighter shade now. And for the first time, dim and indistinct, there were shadowy figures—wrong figures. The legs were too thin, the skull narrow, and half again as large as a human skull. It was obvious that the shadowy figures were not men.
Abruptly the blue glow grew lighter and there was a click, a sharp snapping sound. The ringing ceased and the blue light disappeared . . . leaving behind it the circle which now was clear as a window . . .
A window that did not look out onto this planet!
Похоже на то, что Doris назвала "космической мутью" Кунца. Надо бы к ней этот вопрос адресовать.
Что скажешь, читала?