Tag: spaceship

Webcomic P0011 – Acquisition of Ecstasy

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Acquisition of Ecstacy

An exotic title but all is revealed. This is how Max obtained his spaceship, or so it’s said.

so. it is the far future – but there are still playing cards 😉

There is a precedence for this; Chris Wooding‘s Retribution Falls features cards, even a unique card game so I feel I’m in good company. When it comes to how Max actually did acquire his shuttle, he keeps his cards close to his chest. Maybe they should have been a digital deck or a quantum Queen of Hearts or even nanotech etched numbers but the old school pieces of thick, stiff card will suffice for the purposes of this story.

As to whether six is lucky, it seems to be for Max. For the Japanese, 8 is a lucky number, like-wise in Chinese culture and for the Chinese, six is considered, if not lucky, then positive.

There’s something rakish about green baize and pristine white cards laid out across its expanse and even though I’m no gambling man, I’d lay good odds that Max’s fair hand will win the day.

She’s called the Ecstasy, Max’s ship that is. XTC – Ecstasy. Geddit? We’ve been making plans for a long time and our senses have been working overtime. It’s not easy making Science Friction.

Thank you XTC

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Webcomic P0006-7 – Fall or Push?

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Ah Max, you are so cool…

That jump into snapspeed* and the infinitesimal lag before the artificial gravity kicks in and you’re floating in space. Your ears take on a life of their own, your stomach performs somersaults and the snacks redistribute themselves throughout the cockpit. All this, just before the floating stops, as quickly as it began and you drop back into your seat and hurtling through space.

Is it a feeling you ever get used to?

Is there some inertial dampener you haven’t installed yet or even deployed Max?

Did you fall or where you pushed?

The real question remains, however – why is Max running from the authorities?

*Snapspeed is fast. It allows space travel across the Sectors and since its invention, has been used by everyone in known space. Montgomery Harrington III is credited with its discovery but it was soon quickly taken over, developed and incorporated into the snapspeed-capable craft we see across the universe of MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE.

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