[LMB] Thoughts on cryo-tubes, low berths, and other such gadgets

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Sep 30 01:05:35 BST 2015

On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:40:47 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>

>> On Sep 29, 2015, at 5:10 PM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
>> From what other listies say there are other kinds, but I haven't seen
>> them; I'd say coldsleep or corpsicles are the norm.
>> A few come to mind:
>> Redemption Ark
>> Freefall
>> Star Trek: Space Seed
>> B-5: Geometry of Shadows
>> ...and I'm sure a lot more, but I seem to be blanking

The Marching Morons
World Out Of Time 
The Null-A books had some sort of (unspecified) stasis.
The Uncertain Midnight

>A lot of older ones, such as _Door Into Summer_, which mentioned “The Sleeper Awakes".   I remember one which used General Relativity to keep a rich man alive until a cure was found.

>I loved the book _Age of the Pussyfoot_ by Pohl.   In that case a rich man set up a cryogenic facility “for firemen” (and himself), and the book is about a fireman who got burned and used it.    The magic of compound interest was enough to finally pay for his cure, and he lived in a pussyfoot future world.
>And we have time travel as a side effect of relativity - as in _The Forever War_.
>Card had “hot sleep”, which in his stories never made sense to me.   Why did the characters choose it?

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