The terraformation of Venus was a triumph of technology over nature, bringing a long dead world back to life, but the victory was tenuous. By the end of the twenty-sixth century, nearly a billion people called Venus home, but the heat, storms and mutating sea life led most to inhabit the highlands. Lowland cities became enclosed fortresses, kilometers-long monoliths keeping the sea and storms at bay while their residents subsisted in air-conditioned comfort.
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