Today on Quantum Vibe: HuÇ’xÄ«ng Strip 42 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Tue 2011-02-15
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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.
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View of Mars (aka Huǒxīng) from space. It is largely terra-formed, with an ocean spanning much of the northern hemisphere and the mighty Valles Marineris spread just south of the equator, and itself partially filled with water. There are water clouds but only about a fourth as much coverage as on Terra.
Caption: Huǒxīng, aka Mars.
Caption (Seamus): 'We have the Helio-Flyer reserved and I have an assistant now who will pilot the craft, since I will be unable to perform that task.'
Low-aerial view of a mansion, which has a broad balcony extending outward from its third storey. At this distance we can just make out an elderly man in something that looks like an overstuffed Barcalounger, facing the low Martian Sun.
Seamus: 'You'll get to meet her when we get up to your neighborhood. You'll like her – she's very bùqūbùnáo.'
Medium full-shot of the man, our Po Xu-ke, listening to Seamus on his own Screen device. Po looks ancient, bald-headed, is wrapped in saffron robes in his mobile barcalounger.
Seamus: 'I will of course inform you when Stage 1 is successfully completed. Until then, I remain your friend, Seamus Ó Murchadha .'
A beautiful femiform android, walks up next to Po. He looks ahead wistfully through sightless eyes.
Android: A message from a friend, Master Po?
Po: One of the few I have left anymore, I'm afraid.