Today on Quantum Vibe: Not even five million
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First Seen: Mon 2016-03-07
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2019 Scott Bieser
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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.

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Panel 1
The whole gang still in the conference room. The Zytemondians' moods range from shock to outrage.
Sargon: Demise? You've got to be kidding!
Lupin: Zytemonde has its problems but it's still thriving!
Bok: A population of ten million after 11 generations is hardly what I'd call a decline.
Panel 2
Alyss responds with gentle sadness.
Alyss: No Bok, I'm sorry. Not ten million. Not even five million.
Alyss: Zytemonde's population is currently about 2.5 million and declining by 3 percent per year.
Elric: What? How can you say that?
Panel 3
Diana, her arms wide. Elric is subdued.
Alyss: Oh, for crying out loud! Have you looked around? Your infrastructure is crumbling.
Alyss: Your monorails are never more than a quarter full. You have more empty houses and apartments than occupied.
Alyss: Your dispensaries look like mausoleums! Your recreation centers are mostly deserted! Is this efficient resource allocation?
Elric: Uh no?