Today on Quantum Vibe: Pocket universes Strip 1984 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2019-07-31
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
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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Alyss, Sergio, and the Martello Siblings are gathered around Carlos, the aforementioned minion, who is referencing images on a holoscreen behind him. The images consist of a diagram of the original hyper-cubexahedron in its opened configuration, plus a bunch of lines and arrows and symbols and text.
Carlos: We were in fact working in three extra spatial dimensions, trying to create a new kind of portal system.
Sergio: To get around the city's Oresme shields?
Closer focus on Carlos, who is looking defensive but still cowed.
Carlos: Well, no … that is, sure, it might be used that way.
Carlos: But, well, most of us were just in it for the experimentation, to see if Royce's theory could be made to work.
Carlos: I'm not interested in politics.
Looking past Carlos at Alyss & co.; Alyss and Sergio look annoyed, the Siblings look intrigued.
Carlos: Um … anyway, all we've accomplished so far is to create thousands of little 'pocket universes' within the Portal device.
Carlos: Ranging in size from a few meters to almost a kilometer across, they can only be accessed, ironically enough, via a Murphy-engine breach.
Carlos: Not exactly what we expected, as you might guess.
Medium close-up on Alyss and Sergio staring at each other in alarm.
Carlos: Until we can figure out how to use these pockets as portals, I'm afraid … ah … some of them are being used for other purposes.
Carlos: I-I think DeCastries … um … is keeping your friend Diana Martelli in one of them. I swear I don't know which.