Today on Quantum Vibe: Ancient history Strip 790 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2014-03-14
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke 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!
Murphy: So, obviouslyl the two of you are old friends. Would I be too forward in asking about your history together?
Adileh: Not at all:
Flashback scene, young Adileh at her computer in her bedroom.
Adileh (inset): I was born in Luna City, back in, well, before the Lunar Republic.
Caption (Adileh): Early on, I became a mathematician, and joined a group of Lunans with the wild idea that they could revive the failed L-5 Space Habitat.'
Young Adileh and young Seamus at their computer consoles, with Seamus pointing something out to Adileh.
Caption (Adileh): 'My team was supposed to re-engineer the environment control systems matrix.'
Caption: 'Seamus also joined the team and very early on, showed exceptional skill.'
Adileh and Seamus relaxing on a living room sofa together.
Caption: 'He was also a skilled musician, and poet.'
Caption: 'He seemed wisere than his years, and taught me a great deal about how to enjoy life.'
A group of young revolutionaries gathered around a card table, arguing.
Caption: 'A few years later, as political tensions mounted, we became involved with another group, this one dedicated to establishing lunar independence.'
A political rally-- Adileh is on the stage, a large image of her projected on a screen next to the stage.
Caption: 'I hadn't known I had a talent for rabble-rousing, but Seamus and Hari Copperton both noticed it early on.'
Caption: 'I became the face of the revolution.'
A group of young successful revolutionaries gathered around a corporate conference table, arguing.
Caption: 'After we won independence for Luna, we learned an unhappy truth:
Caption: 'Running a new republic is not nearly as much fun as overthrowing the old tyranny.'
Adileh, suitcases in hand, heads toward a spaceport gate, leaving a dejected-looking Seamus behind.
Caption: 'I ended up moving to L-5 City, where I'd hoped to revive my mathematics career.'
Caption: 'Seamus followed a few years later, but while we remained friends, we never rekindled the romance.'