Today on Quantum Vibe: In the wink of an eye Strip 1051 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2015-03-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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.
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At the end of the pressurized gangway, Murphy and Nicole climb into the front pair of seats in a 4-seater cockpit.
Murphy: They should have enough lead-time now to reach the rendezvous.
Nicole: Feels kind of odd that we'll be getting there in less than an hour.
External view of the modified boat, in the hangar as the gangway retracts.
Murphy: Most of the time will be spent getting clear of Chaos, then adjusting vectors, then the final approach to PersiphaŽ.
Nicole: Even though I've been to two other star systems and back now, it still feels weird going halfway across our own solar system in the wink of an eye.
A different spacecraft is near an oblong moonlet, with crescent Jupiter in the background.
Maureen: We're in the lee of PersiphaŽ, dropping the EM shield.
Maureen: No indication we've been followed, or tracked.
Li: Let's hope not.
In the cockpit, Maureen and Li.
Maureen: Yeah, it won't be long before the EM shield becomes obsolete as a cloak.
Maureen: It's little use against the improved mass detectors.
Li: True enough. We're becoming the victims of our own success.