Today on Quantum Vibe: Finding the connections
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First Seen: Mon 2012-04-09
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
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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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The Library consists of a row of computer terminals. Most are unused, but there are a handful of other inmates sitting at some of them. Nicole and Buford settle in at one farthest from the other inmates. They speak in whispers.
Buford: I guess first t'ing is to find t'e node for your assurance company.
Nicole: Smith & Holder Resolutions. Right.
Panel 2
Nicole and Buford.
Nicole: Found the node ... okay, here's a list of their legal associates on Luna ...
Buford: What was t'is guy's name?
Panel 3
Nicole and Buford.
Nicole: Herberto Bustamante. But I'm not seeing it here.
Buford: Me neit'er. Go over to Who-Dat for Aldrinopolis attorneys and see if he's t'ere.
Panel 4
Nicole and Buford.
Nicole: Bingo. It even has his image.
Nicole: Definitely the guy I'm looking for.
Buford: What's it say about his affiliations?
Panel 5
Close-up on Nicole, studying the screen closely.
Nicole: Hmm ... Well, he's a real attorney, at least. Partner with Sunstein Associates, member of Aldrinopolis Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Martin Foundation ...
Panel 6
Nicole and Buford:
Buford: Find the node for Sunstein Associates, see if they have a 'major clients' list.
Nicole: Good idea ...
Panel 7
Nicole and Buford:
Nicole: Here we go: Sterling Data Security, Mercatus Surety Group, the Aldrinopolis Energy Foundation, Rosemont Kerogen Company, Montes Recti Resources ...
Buford: Quite a list. Do t'ey have anyt'ing in common?

Panel 8
Nicole and Buford, looking at the screen with wide eyes.
Nicole: All subsidiaries of ...
Buford and Nicole in unison: Omega Tek.