Quantum Vibe
Strip 2024 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Quite well-guarded
Strip 2024 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2019-11-22
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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Quantum Vibe

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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Transcript For Strip 2024

Panel 1
Appearing over Bok's shoulder, an image of approaching spacewarships.
Bok: Of course, the O-shield doesn't protect against, say, a fleet of warships approaching in realspace from just outside the city's shield.
Bok: But good old-fashioned Newtonian physics helps us there.
Panel 2
Another diagram, not to scale, shows the City and a large arc of the outer shield, another shield layer closer-in, with a group of tiny chevrons indicating an invasion fleet, with an X indicating their pop-in point and dotted line indicating their course.
Caption (Bok): ̏The outer shield is 45 million klicks out. The fastest warships, starting at 3,000 klicks per second and braking at a brutal 100 mesecs, would still require more than six hours (or 30,000 seconds) to decelerate down to zero in that distance.'
Captions: City
Shield
45,000,000 km
Not to scale.
Panel 3
Bok in the frame again, this time a perimeter-defense station is in the background over his shoulder.
Bok: This would give the City plenty of time to prepare a defense, especially with an array of early warning and defense stations spread through the Five-Suns system.
Bok: In other words, local space is quite well-guarded.
Panel 4
Bok in front of the same closer-up view of a Borvonite sphere from the previous page.
Bok: And even then, any warships that might get in close would still have to deal with the near-impervious Borvonite spheres. Not to mention swarms of militia.
Bok: I'll talk more about the militia in the next installment of 'Ask Me Anything.'

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