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Strip 1515 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Liability issues
Strip 1515 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-01-20
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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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.

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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 1515

Panel 1
CP, Murphy and Hugo walk through a room full of large machinery.
Murphy: This is our fabrication center, where we can make any number of replacement parts or tools we might need in our travels.
Murphy: For raw materials we can mine asteroids, or skim smaller gas-planets.
Panel 2
The trio stands behind a broad window overlooking a very large, complex machine with conduits extending in all directions.
Murphy: This is our main power-plant. It converts strong-atomic-force energy in heavy-metal fuel cells into useable electro-gravitic forms.
CP: You don't use matter-anti-matter annihilation energy?
Murphy: We have found that technology highly volatile, and liability issues make it cost-prohibitive for starship use.
Panel 3
Close three-shot of Hugo, CP and Murphy.
CP: 'Liability issues'?
Murphy: If one of us causes injuries to another, even by accident, then one is 'liable' for the damages, and must compensate the injured party.
CP: Yes, I understand the concept, but ...
Panel 4
The trio resume walking past the window.
CP: Doesn't the public good of having space-travel over-ride liability?
CP: If highly useful technology is suppressed due to liability, how can you advance?
Murphy: We advance with great care and integrity.
Panel 5
The trio walk down another corridor.
CP: We do not lack integrity. Our government compensates any who are injured by accidents, to the extent possible.
CP: When negligence is involved, of course, those responsible are sanctioned.
Hugo: Sanctioned? In what way?
Panel 6
Still walking. Hugo is rolling his eyes.
CP: Depending on the circumstances, by loss of privileges, de-motion or re-assignment to lesser occupations, or imprisonment in the worst cases.
CP: But we don't maim or execute people. We are civilized.
Hugo: Oh yes, prisons are so much more civilized.

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