The Price of Folly
by Kevin L. O'Brien
In the future, Medb hErenn is sent to a colony world to evaluate an artifact that might prove, once and for all, that alien civilizations really exists. However, her primary concern is whether it is safe, and if it isn't, how she can take it from the colonists and destroy it before they can activate it. This is a short story and contains strong sexual themes. Reader discretion is advised.