Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux On Sale Now
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Today on Quantum Vibe: Real space-time
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Quantum Vibe

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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Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux Now On Sale! [ Oct 31, 2019 ]

Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux, by Scott Bieser now on sale direct from Big Head Press.

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.


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Panel 1
A large, long, dark asteroid is barely visible against the stellar background. Some speed lines to indicate it's moving along its length, in ¾ aspect to foreground-right

Caption: In the year 568 SA, the invention of the Oresme-Murphy Discontinuous Displacement Engine made instantaneous travel between distant locations, even across millions of light-years, not only possible, but common-place.
Caption: As one result, technology enabling swift travel through real space-time languished.
Panel 2
The asteroid is now seen in side-view. We can see a bit of machinery on the back end of it.

Caption: Gravity drives only work well in the vicinity of large masses. Solar sails only work well near bright stars.
Caption: Fusion and ion drives are limited by the amount and weight of the fuel they can carry. More fuel means more mass means more fuel required to achieve a desired rate of acceleration.
Panel 3
The asteroid is now moving away.
Caption: For such practical reasons, the fastest spacecraft rarely exceed one-tenth of light-speed – roughly 30,000 kilometers per second.
Caption: And achieving that speed requires 3 Standard days of acceleration at more than 10 times the gravity of Old Terra. Across 4.5 billion kilometers.

Panel 4
The asteroid is farther away now.
Caption: However, if one wants to accelerate a large mass up to a large fraction of light-speed, within a reasonable time-frame, the Displacement Engine does offer part of a solution.
Caption: But using it does require some patience. Plus, a willingness to risk oblivion.

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