SUMMARY: Los Angeles, 1947. Author Douglas Spaulding is
invited to a dinner party in the hills near Los Feliz and meets
several other authors, including the elegant June Venus, the
taciturn Bernard Hubble, and the scoundrel Jay White-Narvelles.
Douglas has recently returned from a trip to Europe, where he
saw something horrible that he doesn't wish to speak about...
but the others suspect he has brought something back with him.
June gets Douglas to do a divination with tarot cards - after
tainting all of their drinks with a hallucinogen - and Douglas'
fearful but cryptic pronouncements seem to portend the end of