Today on Quantum Vibe: Smelly deception Strip 2067 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2020-03-11
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.
We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program. [ Mar 1, 2021 ]
Texas has returned to more normal winter weather conditions, power is back on and Internet connections are working. Which means Scott has new Quantum Vibe strips ready to go this week. We appreciate everyone's understanding and patience as we emerged from hibernation.
Medium shot of Alex at the table, looking cornered but still insistent.
Sten (aloud): No. I did not give Zondra the codes. I did not give anyone the codes.
Stern: So far as I know, someone could have hacked into the system, someone inside could have ...
Glass (OP): No, Senhor Stern ...
Glass stares down at Stern icily.
Glass: We have triple-checked our information systems. There has been no hack or leak.
Glass: And there is no evidence at all someone ‶inside″ would have given them away ...
Glass: … except for you.
Glass and Stern:
Glass: Senhor Stern, I KNOW you are hiding something. I can smell it on you.
Glass: You were a well-regarded member of the team. I don't know why you would stoop to treachery like this.
Glass: You may have a few more cycles to think things over.
Glass and Campos turn to exit the room. Leaving Stern to look helplessly after them.
Glass: You're protecting someone, and unless you can show us a more responsible party …
Glass: All of your property will be taken from you. Your friends will abandon you. Your family will disown you.
Glass: The name 'Alex Stern' will become synonymous with 'traitor.'