Today on Quantum Vibe: This is a job for chocolate Strip 51 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-02-28
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.
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.
Nicole in the control cabin of the Helio-Flyer. She is in a heavy environment suit. Lighted consoles surround her. We can see her expression of concentration.
Nicole (thinking): The northern edge of the Corona is 3 degrees higher than forecast.
Nicole (thending): Lower angle of attack to minus 45 degrees. We're going in steep.
Same shot. Now she is fighting off boredom.
Nicole (thinking): Forty-seven minutes 30 seconds to package drop.
Nicole (thinking): Forty-seven minutes 25 seconds to package drop.
Now she's frantically punching buttons on the consoles.
Nicole (thending): Dang these magnetic currents! We're going to breach the chromosphere!
Now the simulator is tilted, with cabin and occupant rotated clockwise 80 degrees.
Nicole: (thinking): We are 4 degrees east of our track! How did that happen?
Nicole: (thending): Starboard 45 degrees! We're almost at the drop point!
Nicole is repeatedly jabbing a particular button on her right-side console.
Nicole: Drop tube 7! Why aren't you on-line?
Now the cabin is rotated 140 degrees clockwise. Nicole looks near panic as she furiously taps console buttons.
Nicole: Prominence ahead! Where'd that come from?
Nicole: Hard aport! Boost shields!
Black panel, in which we can only see Nicole's eyes. She looks very annoyed.
Exterior, Helio-Flyer simulator. A large capsule has its canopy open and we can see Nicole sitting inside. Seamus is standing close by on a platform. The capsule rests in a yoke that rotates 360 degrees on two axes. The room they are in has some machinery and several observation windows along the walls.
Seamus: Don't feel badly. You have time for one more run-through.
Nicole: Look, if I can't have booze can I at least have some chocolate?