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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Seamus, Nicole, Ventura and Buford are again walking along a city street. Buford is loudly blowing her nose into a handkerchief someone has provided.
Nicole: How could Buford be sick? She checked out fine at L-5 City and had all her vaccs.
Two-shot of Nicole and Seamus, walking along.
Seamus: It's possible a new strain has developed which is immune to our prophylactics.
Seamus: But given the season, I think it more likely this is an allergy.
Another 2-shot of Nicole and Seamus, showing a bit of city skyline
Nicole: Season? Allergy?
Seamus: Up to now you and Buford have only experienced closed, filtered environments.
Seamus: But Huoxing has a natural ecosystem, derived from Terra's.
Four-shot of Buford, Nicole, Ventura, Seamus (maybe a vignette). Buford is sneezing again.
Seamus: Suffice to say, at certain times of the year various plants and fungi generate trillions of airborne spores and pollen grains ...
Seamus: Which plague certain unfortunates whose mucous membranes are sensitive to them.
The quartet approaches the entrance to an apothecary shop.
Buford: Wait, is this the Apothecary's? How did you find it so easily?
Nicole: His implant.
Nicole: He called up a local directory from the Network and got directions.
Inside the shop, the quartet passes by some display shelves full of various nostrums.
Seamus: If you'll put your visor on, that and your earpiece will give you a similar capability.
Buford: I hate that visor -- it makes me look stupid.
Seamus is now standing at a counter, behind which is a female Huoxingian of Han extraction. Buford is right behind him, holding a small box of something.
Buford: Hey, what about this?
The apothecary doesn't quite suppress a giggle as she looks at the box. Buford is chagrined, Seamus and Nicole are grinning.
Nicole: The visor's real-time translations help you NOT look stupid.