Peace of Christ, everyone!
This is going to be unconventional, but nevertheless it does relate to science! I am working on a graphic novel that takes place in a mammal dominated Neo-Ice Age brought about by a nuclear war in the 1950s (as described by H G Wells), centered around races of humans that are able to use hormones from special endocrine glands as a deadly martial art in order to fight an authoritarian dieselpunk superpower. Now I know I could just throw up my hands and say “quantum nanobots” and be done with it all, but since this is supposed to take place in the same world that we live in (just in a different timeline), I want the rules of this world to reflect our own as much as possible. I don’t want this to be too far in the future (let’s say 10 million years from now is the setting), so I’ve been having trouble visualizing the climates and environments this future world would have, and especially the bizarre forms of life that inhabit them, and especially how life would be affected by all of the radiation and fallout of the bombs. Since my story takes place mainly in Eastern Europe and the Eurasian Steppe, I was wondering what it might be like by then?
P.S. You can tell me if anything I just described doesn’t follow the rules and is in need of correction. I won’t cry…too much!