Today on Quantum Vibe: Sleepy time Strip 551 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2013-03-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke 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.
Exterior view of the Transport Ship El-Kady, accelerating on ion drive, with Huoxing a very small disk in the background. The ship is roughly bullet-shaped, with six external pods arrayed around its wider section.
Caption: The Transport Ship El-Kady, two days out from Huoxing.
Cut to interior of the El-Kady -- a curved corridor lined with rounded-coffin-like pods, amidst a web a tubing. Lighting is low, just bright enough to see. The pods have little windows on the top -- sort of like the hibernation pods on the spaceship Discovery in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Closer shot of one of the pods. We see a lighted panel on the side identifying this as Seamus o'Murchadha's pod, and can barely make out Seamus' sleeping face through the window.
Moving along, we can see Nicole's face in the next pod, and beyond that, a cubby-hole in which a female figure sits.
Cut to the same corridor, but two days earlier. The lights are brighter. Seamus, Nicole, Buford and Murphy are approaching the now-open pods.
Caption: Two days earlier:
Seamus: I believe that one is Nicole's, this one is mine, and Buford's is across the corridor from Nicole's.
Nicole: Do we really have to travel this way?
Three-shot of Seamus, Nicole, Buford. Seamus looks a bit irritated, the two girls look abashed.
Seamus: The next cruise liner to Vesta does not depart for another 14 days.
Seamus: Our schedule cannot permit that delay, and besides we really ought to get clear of Huoxing as quickly as possible.
Seamus: Need I explain why?
Medium close-up on Nicole, looking embarrassed to admit her weakness.
Nicole: It's not that I expect luxury on every flight, but ... I've been having trouble with sleeping, since Luna.
Nicole: I ... I get nightmares sometimes, and I really don't want one I can't wake up from for 34 days.
Seamus lays a reassuring hand on Nicole's shoulder. Buford and Murphy look on sympathetically.
Seamus: I've done this many times -- the sleep is dreamless, I assure you.
Seamus: Now, let's get a move on. They must vacuum this section before departure.