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Quantum Vibe
Strip 1290 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Retrograde worlds
Strip 1290 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2016-03-02
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
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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.

Quantum Vibe: Venus 23- By Scott Bieser w/Lea Jean Badellas

End Of The War [ Jun 3, 2024 ]

Today's strip wraps up Part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, and also wraps up the whole story.

Still, there is cover art to be done, and I should have a draft ready for next Monday's update, if not the finished art. We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign for the printed book in September. And, after that?

Afterwards we start with a new story, set almost 400 years before This Means War, as Alyss tells her grandchildren the story of how she helped establish an early colony outside the home solar system.

We will see some older characters return, and some new characters populating this story. In the weeks before I begin this new story (I haven't settled on a title for it yet,) I'll post some character designs and development art, so keep coming back.

See you soon.

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Transcript For Strip 1290

Panel 1
Re-establish the scene: Alyss giving a lecture to the younger people seated around the large table.
Alyss: I was given the name Nicole Oresme, but Alyss Roaz is the one I use currently.
Alyss: I made my fortune in practical physics, inventing both the Murphy Drive and the Oresme Shield, which make intergalactic travel possible.
Alyss: But that's ancient history. I've moved on to other interests.
Panel 2
Medium close-up on Alyss.
Alyss: Currently, my field is colonial anthropology.
Alyss: Humanity has established more than two thousand colonies. Some have flourished, others have failed, or gone retrograde.
Alyss: 'Retrograde' means they have reverted to a more primitive state, compared to human civilization at the beginning of the Great Expansion.
Panel 3
The planet Zytemonde is projected in 3D above the center of the table.
Alyss: My specialty is retrograde worlds, and your world, Zytemonde, has been my object of study for the last 15 years.
Sargon: Do you have a descriptor for our world less, er, demeaning than 'retrograde'?

Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2024 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2024 Big Head Press