Massive catastrophe affecting only
human beings (any species that interacts with them being only indirectly affected), near total loss of history, religion, science and technology, and regression of human culture to the stone age, but with eventual, gradual population recovery.
I'm stuck. Is there any way that I can make this work, or should I give up on the concept?
My original idea involved an extraterrestrial antagonist systematically and efficiently wiping out the entire human population with only a tiny number of survivors, most of them babies, some adults, who were few enough and well hidden enough that they were overlooked. Unfortunately, there's no way that the population could recover from such an attack, and if the number of survivors were larger, not only would they be less likely to be overlooked, but they'd also probably retain a great deal of human culture.
edited 4th Feb '11 6:00:22 PM by BobbyG