Today on Quantum Vibe: No time? Strip 1631 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-07-07
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
To boldly go where no manic pixie dream girl has gone before.
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.
IGG Campaign Concludes [ Jul 6, 2021 ]
A Message From Alyss
So, we fell just a few hundred short of our goal, but that's okay, because it's a "Flexible Goal" meaning we still get the funds raised (minus Indiegogo's cut) so we can and will fulfill the promised perks.
We are grateful to all who contributed, and yes you are all now founding members of the "Free Cosmos Project," with all the privileges membership entitles you thereto. (Unless you don't want the honor, we'll respect that too.) Which for now means we'll be whipping up a spiffy little Certificate for each of you, physical versions sent out with the physical books requested, and PDF versions for the rest.
Indiegogo will disburse the funds to us soon. And we've already got the ball rolling printing books, and postcards, as well as the above-mentioned FCP certificates. And we'll be talking a bit more about the Free Cosmos Project in the coming weeks.
Krasp, Hugo, Shlack and Murphy, looking very nonchalant.
Hugo: You're back! What did you bring me?
Murphy: I thought that in addition to the pento-matrix slicer, you could use a hermeneutical quantizer and ...
Hugo: … the Varajiana Transducer! I'm glad you thought of it.
Hugo takes the cart and starts pushing it away. Murphy goes with him.
Hugo: With these in my lab I'll be able to fabricate the remaining components in almost no time.
Shlack: How much time is 'no time?'
Hugo: I'll have your new drive up and running in 20 kiloseconds, tops.
Cut to the Dryhaven bridge. Hugo and Murphy flank Shlack as he stands at his station.
Caption: Roughly 40 kiloseconds later:
Shlack: So, gentlemen, we are finally ready to test this Transwarp conduit drive.
Shlack: Assuming there's a conduit access location where Dr. Galvéz indicated.
Exterior view of the Dryhaven with Causa Sui transwarping through the conduit.
Shlack: Is this what the transwarp effect is supposed to look like?
Hugo: Ah, yes, it very much is.
Hugo: You will probably want to take the next exit point and get our bearings.
The navigator reports.
Navigator: We are … more than 25 light-years from our original point. Nearer the Soraxian border, closer to the Core.
Hugo: In 70 seconds. An effective velocity of 11.2 million times light-speed.
Exterior view. The Dryhaven is confronted by a much larger, ugly, dodecahedron ship.
Navigator (from Dryhaven): Captain!
Shlack: Oh, shit!