Today on Quantum Vibe: Advantages and drawbacks Strip 2174 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2020-11-23
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.
Exterior view of Bubbleopolis (Novo Paolo), showing the destroyed spheres being regrown.
Caption: The independent space-city Novo Paolo is better-known as 'Bubbleopolis,' for obvious reasons.
Caption: Two cycles earlier, it had suffered a devastating attack from a massive, relativistic missile, destroying five of its 'bubbles.' (Although the locals call them 'spheres.')
Let's take a closer look at how spheres are grown. A large machine is 'inflating' a sphere much as one would blow a bubble-gum bubble.
Caption: These Borvonite spheres are not constructed, but grown, in a manner not entirely unlike glass-blowing.
Caption: When the sphere is grown to its full 50 km size, it already contains breathable air. All that's left is to move buildings and people into it, accomplished via Discontinuous Displacement Engine.
Cut to an interior scene with Alyss Roaz, Murphy, and Hugo Galvéz watching a monitor showing the sphere-growing.
Caption: The Displacement Engine was the brainchild of these three: Alyss Roaz, Murphy, and Hugo Galvéz.
Caption: Their brainchild allows people and objects to move to the next room, or halfway across the universe, discontinuously. Like every technology, it has benefits and drawbacks.
Lorelei deCleyre literally 'pops' in (via Displacer of course).
Lorelei: Hey! How's the reconstruction going?
Alyss, Murphy, Hugo in unison: Gaaahh!!!