Today on Quantum Vibe: Ducking under the Corona Strip 66 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-03-21
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
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.
Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux Now On KIndle & DriveThru [ Nov 2, 2020 ]
The hiatus is over, but now's still a good time to go back and read the previous volume of QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périlleux. Now available in digital format on Kindle and Drive Thru Comics!
QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périlleux asks how does a society without a formal government deal with crime and criminal conspiracies? In the far-future space-city known as Bubbleopolis, they do it with a mixture of wit, grit, and a culture based on rolling up one's sleeves and doing what must be done. Diana Martelli, a recent arrival, likes to call it compassionate individualism. And speaking of, young Diana is tasked with finding out who killed a supposedly un-killable android -- and uncovers a conspiracy which shakes the very foundations of the city and its culture.
As a bonus, we've added sixteen pages of "The Trial", a supplement to "Château Périlleux" which was not included in the printed version. Enjoy!
Facing the sun, we see the helioflyer silhouetted against it, a tiny black mark on an ultra-bright disc.
Caption: The Sun's Corona, the large mass of charged plasma extending amillion kilometers outward from the Photosphere, is too hot even for state-of-the-art shielding to withstand.
Closer view of the helioflyer, angled a bit so we can see a bit of the illuminated side.
Caption: But strange as it seems, there are thin regions under the corona which are much cooler -- the lowest being no more than 4,100° Kelvin.
Caption2: To get there, the helio-flyer approaches fromt he southern pole, where the corona thins out to almost nothing.
Side view of the helioflyer diving towards the photosphere, a shock-wave visible around it.
Caption: Just below the corona is the Chromosphere, whose ionizing hydrogen atoms are mostly blocked by the shockwave of the flyer's considerable soeed.
The helioflyer levels off and cruises above the photosophere, with a flat horizon beyond.
Caption: Finally, at a mere 500 km above the sun's photosphere, the opaque 'surface' of roiling gasses, the helio-flyer levels off into a powered orbit at 436 Kilometers per second.
Inside the helio-flyer cockpit, we see Nicole in her suit at the controls.
Nicole: confirming altitude 500 km, speed 436 kph, course is on track.
Nicole: Confirming all ship's systems are in condition green.
Ext view of Helio-Flyer zooming across the swirling solarscape.
Nicole: Magnetic flux conditions show at 96 percent of forecast.
Nicole: I'm making a run for the equator.
Medium close-up of helmeted Nicole
Nicole: Time to package drop is 32 minutes.
Closer-in close-up of Nicole, looking a bit tense.
Nicole (thought): Assuming I can avoid getting either broiled by the Corona or ripped to shreds in the Photosphere before then.