An ancient legend could be the key in saving humanity.
This is a post-col story with a rather intriguing beginning, which didn't take long to suck me in despite my usual post-col reluctance. All your favourite characters get a part in this story. I'll just warn you though, you might need to drink some strong coffee before you read it to keep up with the changing points of view.
This story was first posted in June 1999, 20 years ago now. I'm sure Ms31x129 doesn't need that reminder of how much time has passed, especially since she was kind enough to make me a new dustjacket. The old dustjacket, which I only had a thumbnail for, is included below for nostalgic purposes. Unfortunately many of the dustjackets I have from the old days are of a similar quality to this and just aren't usable 🙁