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

Jennifer Johnson jennifer.johnson2557 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 01:52:24 BST 2015

On 29 September 2015 at 19:10, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

> Every SF suspended animation I've seen has involved people actually
> being frozen, or otherwise in stasis.  No muscle decay, no bedsores.
> Even if they're not totally frozen, it's a metabolism far slower than
> hibernation or estivation, closer to the encysting of single-celled
> organisms.
>  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.
A couple more examples:
2001 - Hal kills 3 hibernating scientists
Alien / Aliens
Dragonsdawn - chronologically, the first of the Pern novels. The
colonists spend most of their transit time in cold sleep

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