Today on Quantum Vibe: Real space-time Strip 2028 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2019-12-02
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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.
A large, long, dark asteroid is barely visible against the stellar background. Some speed lines to indicate it's moving along its length, in ¾ aspect to foreground-right
Caption: In the year 568 SA, the invention of the Oresme-Murphy Discontinuous Displacement Engine made instantaneous travel between distant locations, even across millions of light-years, not only possible, but common-place.
Caption: As one result, technology enabling swift travel through real space-time languished.
The asteroid is now seen in side-view. We can see a bit of machinery on the back end of it.
Caption: Gravity drives only work well in the vicinity of large masses. Solar sails only work well near bright stars.
Caption: Fusion and ion drives are limited by the amount and weight of the fuel they can carry. More fuel means more mass means more fuel required to achieve a desired rate of acceleration.
The asteroid is now moving away.
Caption: For such practical reasons, the fastest spacecraft rarely exceed one-tenth of light-speed – roughly 30,000 kilometers per second.
Caption: And achieving that speed requires 3 Standard days of acceleration at more than 10 times the gravity of Old Terra. Across 4.5 billion kilometers.
The asteroid is farther away now.
Caption: However, if one wants to accelerate a large mass up to a large fraction of light-speed, within a reasonable time-frame, the Displacement Engine does offer part of a solution.
Caption: But using it does require some patience. Plus, a willingness to risk oblivion.