Today on Quantum Vibe: The flash effect Strip 1030 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-02-13
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
Roswell, Texas - Full Color Hard Bound [ Oct 11, 2021 ]
ROSWELL, TEXAS, the retro-sci-fi comedy romp written by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May, and illustrated by Scott Bieser and Jen Zach, is getting a new lease on life from Big Head Press. The new deluxe printed graphic novel will be in a full-color, larger format hard-back book, and limited to 500 copies available exclusively through Indiegogo.com, the crowd-funding platform. This new edition will also include an afterward by Rylla Smith, daughter of author L. Neil Smith, who discorporated in late August.>
The crowd-funding campaign is scheduled to commence October 25, ending November 23. Stay tuned for more announcements.
The girls are standing in front of still yet another version of the trans-dimensional probe prototype near the hangar airlock.
Caption: Five days later:
Murphy: Well, at least it's pretty.
Nicole: Pretty cool, if I do say so myself.
The girls standing before the tracking monitor as before, except that Nicole is at the controls. We can see the probe coasting to altitude
Murphy: Probe coasting to 20,000 klicks in 3 … 2 … 1 …
Nicole: Engaging breach engine.
Medium shot of the probe surrounded by a strong electric flash.
Nicole (OP) What!
Empty space where the probe was.
Nicole (OP) YES!
Nicole is hopping with excitement. (In 2 gravs she can hop pretty high.) Murphy is still calm.
Nicole: We did it! We did it!
Murphy: Not so fast. Did you expect that flash?
Nicole pauses in her celebration. Murphy is looking at the monitor.
Nicole: Uh, no, not really …
Murphy: It was a 5 kilo-watt broad-band radiation pulse. I'd hate to be standing next to that when it happened.
Nicole has arms crossed, Murphy has hands on hips.
Nicole: It should be a simple matter to dampen that effect in future tests.
Murphy: I should hope so. More displays like that could bring unwanted attention to this planetoid.
Nicole: We'll see after it returns.
Murphy: IF it returns.
The girls are watching the monitor as the probe reappears in another flash.
Caption: Five minutes later:
Murphy: Damn. I hope no one noticed that.
Nicole: The inverse-square law is our friend.
Nicole: Let's see what the recorder caught.
The girls are looking at the monitor (OP) in puzzlement.
Nicole: What the … shuck!
Murphy: This doesn't make any sense whatsoever.