Today on Quantum Vibe: IGG extended Strip 2292 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Tue 2021-11-23
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 Made It! [ Jun 2, 2022 ]
Third try, as they say, is a charm.
The crowdfunding campaign for QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War Part 2 made its goal one day before the closing, and climbed a bit over the top in the final day.
Over the next week Scott will design the back cover and assemble the book pages for printing. We expect to have the printed books (as well as the cards and T-shirts) on hand in the second half of June and will ship them out to backers ASAP.
(The e-book version will also be released by then and we'll announce that date when we have it locked down.)
Cut to: Li in negotiation with two managerial types looking over a large holo-diagram in the center of a round table. Li speaks from a cameo.
Li: I was good at scrounging resources and setting up deals, arranging supply chains.
Li: I had spent more than 300 years establishing the needed contacts.
Now Li is conferring with two other floor-manager types at some factory. Large machinery in the background.
Caption: ‘I traded Yttrium and Dysprosium for Neodymium and pig iron for the ferro-fabber who used some of it to make updated machinery for the farmers on other worlds still willing to sell food to us.’
In some concourse, Li is confronted by a needle-nosed fellow in dark clothes. Li is noticing that two very wide-shouldered men dressed similarly have come up behind him.
Caption: ‘By and by my efforts came to the attention of the enemy.’
Needle-nose (quietly, small letters): Your presence is requested.
Needle-nose leads Li down a corridor, with the two enforcers close behind.
Caption: ‘I’ve gotten out of much hairier situations before, and since.
Caption: ‘But this was my chance to probe the enemy for weaknesses.’