Today on Quantum Vibe: Four or five times heavier Strip 1066 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2015-04-06
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.
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Li, Nigel, Buford, Nicole and Murphy are standing in a metal-walled room. They are all wearing jumpsuits. Li is next to a console with his hand near a control interface.
Li: Our target is on Terra, which has a surface gravity of 9.8 gravs.*
Li: This building has adjustable electro-gravity, which can simulate Terran gravity …
Caption: *1 grav = 1 meter/sec/sec
Li touches the controls, and his knees bend slightly. Nigel and Buford fall onto their knuckles, Nicole staggers slightly. Only Murphy seems unaffected.
Li: … thusly.
Nicole: Feek! I thought Venus was bad!
Li holds up an ordinary chicken's egg.
Li: Not only will you feel four or five times heavier than you're used to, things fall faster, with sometimes dramatic results.
Li: Allow me to demonstrate ...
Li drops the egg on the floor, where it goes splat. Nigel, Buford and Nicole are wide-eyed. Murphy remains unperturbed.
Buford: Holy shuck!