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.
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.
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!!!