As the ship descended, she looked down at the famous The Sky City of Venus. It sparkled in the Sun like the top of a wedding cake.It was a playground of the rich and powerful, and also housed life support for the millions who lived in the shelters beneath them and toiled endlessly for their amusement.The city was a crystal palace floating on a bank of clouds so hot and dense that they may as well have been lava. Without it, humanity couldn’t live here.As the ship began docking, she considered how she would destroy it.

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