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Writing Challenge – What if humans were more diverse?


Last year I wrote a a story for the Fringe Works NeaDNAthal anthology. Needless to say, it featured NeaDNAthals. In a sci-fi setting of course, fighting a future war. Like they do.

However, this did raise a question in my mind and one which I’ve never been able to write about due to so many other ideas popping up, so I decided that I would give you a chance to have a go. It will involve a bit of research but as you’re authors, I’m sure you’re used to more than a little research in the name of procrastination!

Have a think about what today’s world would be like if all the diffferent branches of humans were still around. Would they interbreed? Would some have an advanted over others? How would technology have changed? Would there be different languages? Would they be as different coloured to their own as Europeans are to Africans depending on where they lived? Would we be warring? What bearing would this have on religion? Would Jesus Christ have died for just the ‘modern man’s’ sins, or forms? What other religions would there be now? Would Hitler have tried to eradicate one branch of humanity instead of the Jews?

There’s a lot of thunking and writing to be done here. As ever, if you do decide to have a go, I’d love to see your stories!

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About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.

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2 thoughts on “Writing Challenge – What if humans were more diverse?

  1. Interestingly, in a class I was teaching the question of whether or not Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens are actually in the same genetic lineage. In fact, we are not. But there was overlap between four different species of hominids. Crazy to think if those four still co-existed today….

    Posted by wgosline | August 9, 2014, 11:22 am

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