Today on Quantum Vibe: The Trial intro
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First Seen: Mon 2019-09-02
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
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.
What's Next? [ Aug 16, 2019 ]
Château Périlleux may have concluded, but Quantum Vibe continues. We're taking a short break, but we will be back in a few weeks with new story. In the meantime, be sure to check back each Monday as we'll have a "break" strip for you to enjoy with announcements about the upcoming Quantum Vibe stories among other things. See ya!
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Bok explains it all:
Bok: In the 11th Century of the space age, the city of Novo Paolo, a.k.a. ‘bubbleopolis,’ is a shining jewel of free humanity.
Thirty million souls inhabit this artificial, prosperous world, unburdened by kings, or presidents, or anything resembling a monopoly state.
Of course, no state doesn’t mean no law. Here, the law is a matrix of contractual agreements, based on a covenant all residents are asked to sign.
Like the old English common-law, our law develops organically from decisions rendered by reputable arbitrators, one dispute at a time.
Sure, there will always be those who resort to violence to get what they want. This is why self-defense is regarded as not only a right, but a duty.
Murders, rapes and robberies are fairly rare here, as those who do such things are quickly removed from the population. or existence.
Now, one might reasonably ask, ‘without a state, how is the law enforced?’ Or more to the point, how are disputes peacefully settled?
To answer that question, please allow me to tell you a story about how one very major dispute was settled recently.
I like to call this story, ‘The trial.’