Today on Quantum Vibe: Patently unsatisfactory Strip 440 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2012-09-12
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
Project Complete! [ Oct 31, 2023 ]
We made it! We exceeded our target goal and we're wrapping up the loose ends. Big thanks to our project backers. We're your biggest fans for supporting our project to create the Omnibus hard bound edition of Quantum Vibe: The Murphy Drive>, a collection of the first three volumes of the Quantum Vibe saga.
Over the next week or so, Scott will be assembling the book pages for printing. We expect to have the printed books and other items on hand and ready for ship in December 2023. The E-book edition of the Omnibus should be available for download from DriveThruComics to those backers who selected that award. Vouchers will be sent via email.
Distance shot (to re-establish the scene) of Seamus with Nicole and Ventura, with the male and female Guests and their own accessories.
Male Guest: So you've heard that Dr. Sobong claims to have solved the fermionic resonance transferral problem?
Seamus: Yes? I'll believe it when I see it applied to actual fermions.
Closer shot on Seamus and the guests with him.
Male Guest: Of course, he is bound by trade-secrets covenants not to share any details.
Seamus: Naturally. One almost wishes for a return to the old system of patent laws.
Female guest: Almost? Why?
Seamus and the female guest.
Seamus: Well, the idea behind patents was that scientists and inventors could publish information about their processes as they develop them, with the assurance that they'd have a legal monopoly on their application for a limited time.
Female guest: So, what happened?
Seamus and the male and female guests, their accessories circled around them.
Male Guests: It fell to the old nation-states to register and enforce the patents. Naturally they made a mess of things.
Seamus: So when the states collapsed, the consensus was that trade-secrets covenants were preferable.
Seamus: The arrangement has certainly made MY life more interesting.