In an alternate history, women ruled the skies while men dominated the land. Women-only societies existed around the world, above the earth. In mountaintops, tree tops, the tops of abandoned sky scrapers in the once great cities that dotted the globe. Men lived peripatetic existences, moving in great herds across the land. Their loose groupings of ever shifting alliances kept men in swarms, crawling the roads - once swollen with vehicles, now human highways of the patriarchal carrion.
Women also traveled, maintaining large, ornate networks of communication and exchange. All travel was through the air. Single pilot planes circumnavigated the globe in short hops between the air born social groupings. The sole purpose of these pilots was to move between societies, never remaining in any community for longer than a week or so. Their