Today on Quantum Vibe: Quite well-guarded
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First Seen: Fri 2019-11-22
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - 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.
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The Transcript For This Page
Appearing over Bok's shoulder, an image of approaching spacewarships.
Bok: Of course, the O-shield doesn't protect against, say, a fleet of warships approaching in realspace from just outside the city's shield.
Bok: But good old-fashioned Newtonian physics helps us there.
Another diagram, not to scale, shows the City and a large arc of the outer shield, another shield layer closer-in, with a group of tiny chevrons indicating an invasion fleet, with an X indicating their pop-in point and dotted line indicating their course.
Caption (Bok): ̏The outer shield is 45 million klicks out. The fastest warships, starting at 3,000 klicks per second and braking at a brutal 100 mesecs, would still require more than six hours (or 30,000 seconds) to decelerate down to zero in that distance.'
Not to scale.
Bok in the frame again, this time a perimeter-defense station is in the background over his shoulder.
Bok: This would give the City plenty of time to prepare a defense, especially with an array of early warning and defense stations spread through the Five-Suns system.
Bok: In other words, local space is quite well-guarded.
Bok in front of the same closer-up view of a Borvonite sphere from the previous page.
Bok: And even then, any warships that might get in close would still have to deal with the near-impervious Borvonite spheres. Not to mention swarms of militia.
Bok: I'll talk more about the militia in the next installment of 'Ask Me Anything.'