Today on Quantum Vibe: That's showbiz
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First Seen: Mon 2018-02-05
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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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.
Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux Now On Sale! [ Oct 31, 2019 ]
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.
Big Head Press announces the release of the latest graphic novel in the QUANTUM VIBE series: Château Périlleux, in which 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.
Available now direct from Big Head Press.
The Transcript For This Page
Looking at Diana in her chair from the POV of the big screen. She has her arms crossed.
Scarlett (from screen): Arti-folk came along with bio-folk in the Great Expansions, sometimes as partners, sometimes as hired labor or indentured servants or slaves.
Scarlett: In a few cases, arti-folk established their own colonies, excluding bio-folk. In others, advanced A.I.s were set up as a ruling class over bio-folk.
Diana (thought): No shit.
Back to the screen. Scarlett is standing on a disc. Behind and to her right is a logo-graphic of merged circles containing five faces, representing the major demographic groupings: classics, transhumes, furries, phish, and arti-folk.
Scarlett: In Bubbleopolis and other places where harmony and prosperity prevail, arti-folk as well as transhumes, furries, phish, and 'classic' bio-folk – all enjoy the same rights of self-ownership and of contract.
Now behind Scarlett we see a futuristic business office, with a few arti-folk at workstations while another, the manager, walks along with a furry, both intently discussing something on a Screen one of them is holding.
Scarlett: Arti-folk most often find places for themselves as employees and managers of larger enterprises. They are usually very conscientious and detail-oriented.
Behind Scarlett on a decorated stage we see an arti-person custom-built to be a one-man band. Several appendages ending in musical instruments, all being played by arm-extensions.
Scarlett: Some find other niches, even in the entertainment industry. This one, known as The Troubadour, entertains millions with his 'cover' performances of popular music.
Scarlett: But despite a repertoire of 25,000 songs, The Troubadour never found success with original work.
Caption: Well, that's showbiz.