Today on Quantum Vibe: Blowing out of range. Strip 2241 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Thu 2021-06-17
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.
Diana is standing next to Lester's workstation, handing him a mug of a cold beverage. She holds its twin.
Diana: Happy Afternoon-Stretch, Lester. Care for a Bobebida?
Lester: Uh, sure, thanks.
Lester: Having trouble with a trace?
Diana leans against Lester's station in a pose that puts her on display for him. She has his attention.
Diana: It's Kornbluth's stolen werpolitzi. I've only been about to trace about a fifth of the shipment.
Diana: It's like the rest just scattered to the four winds … and most of them blow out of our 'Kim-Favreau' range.
Lester tries to make conversation.
Lester: Yeah, it's a challenge but, well, that means you need to develop relationships with some of the key grey-market operators.
Lester: It takes some time but I'm happy to, ah, show you the ropes.
Diana places a hand affectionately on Lester's shoulder. Not coming on too strong but definitedly making contact.
Diana: That will be great but time is something I really don't have with this case.
Diana: And you know, I'd really like to keep this job, considering how the economy's doing now.
Lester: Keep … this … huh?