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18th Apr '18 3:02:00 PM margdean56
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* ''The Far Arena'' features a Roman gladiator coming to the modern day. Among other things he freaks out about finding crucifixes around people necks, effortlessly butchers a top fencer in a duel, and reveals a huge amount about Roman life to researchers.

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* ''The Far Arena'' features a Roman gladiator coming to the modern day. Among other things he freaks out about finding crucifixes around people people's necks, effortlessly butchers a top fencer in a duel, and reveals a huge amount about Roman life to researchers.



* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series has the Race (and, once they master space flight) humans using cold sleep to travel between their respective homeworlds due to the distances involved. For humans, the process hasn't been perfected, and in the final book their ambassador (Henry Kissinger) dies sometime during the trip and this is only learned when they try and fail to revive him. [[spoiler:Of course, it becomes a moot point when humans develop FTL travel near the end of the novel.]]
* Peter Hamilton's ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' has Zero-Tau pods which are used to keep people in stasis, notably in colony ships. Since thousands of people are transported in each ship, the resources to feed and house the colonists for the voyage (even though it is rather short) would be beyond the ship's capacity. They are put in Zero-Tau pods, along with everything they take with them, namely embryos of farm animals and crop seeds. As added horrors: [[spoiler: the Returned do not go to sleep in a Zero-Tau pod and essentially become conscious prisoners in the frozen body. Few of them can last for very long before they flee back into their dimension, driven half insane by the experience. Zero-Tau pods become the tradition exorcism measure.]]
** Explicitly used as a poor man's time machine by Ashly Hanson, one of the Lady Macbeth's crew; by the events of the trilogy he is chronologically well over two hundred, thanks to spending fifty of every fifty-five years in zero-tau. He averts the [[Creator/LarryNiven "corpsicle" problem]] thanks to a well-run trust and being very skilled at a necessary job which doesn't change much over the years.

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series has the Race (and, once they master space flight) humans flight, humans) using cold sleep to travel between their respective homeworlds due to the distances involved. For humans, the process hasn't been perfected, and in the final book their ambassador (Henry Kissinger) dies sometime during the trip and this is only learned when they try and fail to revive him. [[spoiler:Of course, it becomes a moot point when humans develop FTL travel near the end of the novel.]]
* Peter Hamilton's ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'' has Zero-Tau pods which are used to keep people in stasis, notably in colony ships. Since thousands of people are transported in each ship, the resources to feed and house the colonists for the voyage (even though it is rather short) would be beyond the ship's capacity. They are put in Zero-Tau pods, along with everything they take with them, namely embryos of farm animals and crop seeds. As added horrors: [[spoiler: the Returned do not go to sleep in a Zero-Tau pod and essentially become conscious prisoners in the frozen body. Few of them can last for very long before they flee back into their dimension, driven half insane by the experience. Zero-Tau pods become the tradition traditional exorcism measure.]]
** Explicitly used as a poor man's time machine by Ashly Hanson, one of the Lady Macbeth's ''Lady Macbeth'''s crew; by the events of the trilogy he is chronologically well over two hundred, thanks to spending fifty of every fifty-five years in zero-tau. He averts the [[Creator/LarryNiven "corpsicle" problem]] thanks to a well-run trust and being very skilled at a necessary job which doesn't change much over the years.



* ''Bridesicle'', a short story by Will [=McIntosh=]. A woman 'killed' in a car accident has her body preserved in suspended animation, only to find that her only help of getting 'revived' is if a man wealthy enough to afford the expensive operation chooses her from among tens of thousands of preserved women as his wife.

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* ''Bridesicle'', a short story by Will [=McIntosh=]. A woman 'killed' killed in a car accident has her body preserved in suspended animation, only to find that her only help of getting 'revived' revived is if a man wealthy enough to afford the expensive operation chooses her from among tens of thousands of preserved women as his wife.



** The passengers on the last live ship on Brontitall (in the radio series Frogstar B in the novels) are put in suspended animation because the ship's robot crew refuse to take off without a supply of lemon-soaked paper napkins. The planet is dead and no napkins are coming, so nine hundred years later the passengers are still waiting. And also regularly woken up so they can be served coffee. And aging noticeably from their brief periods awake. Don't forget, insane from horror.
** The Golgafrinchan ship heading toward prehistoric Earth that Arthur and Ford end up on carry millions of frozen marketing execs, hair specialists, telephone sanitisers and the like. Apparently they're regularly taken out of stasis for exercise routines -- perhaps being frozen for too long is bad for health? Also, the crew isn't frozen -- the Captain has been in his bath since takeoff.

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** The passengers on the last live ship on Brontitall (in the radio series series; Frogstar B in the novels) are put in suspended animation because the ship's robot crew refuse to take off without a supply of lemon-soaked paper napkins. The planet is dead and no napkins are coming, so nine hundred years later the passengers are still waiting. And also regularly woken up so they can be served coffee. And aging noticeably from their brief periods awake. Don't forget, insane from horror.
** The Golgafrinchan ship heading toward prehistoric Earth that Arthur and Ford end up on carry carries millions of frozen marketing execs, hair specialists, telephone sanitisers and the like. Apparently they're regularly taken out of stasis for exercise routines -- perhaps being frozen for too long is bad for health? Also, the crew isn't frozen -- the Captain has been in his bath since takeoff.



* In Laurence Manning's novel "The Man Who Awoke" a millionaire puts himself into suspended animation (through ridiculously easy means) and awakes in the year 5000. What is amazing about this book - written in 1933 - is that the people of the future are angry at their long distant ancestors who used up all the metal and oil, leaving them nothing. They had to rebuild society on a wood and wood alcohol based technology. The sleeper escapes by going back into suspended animation, reawakening at intervals of thousands of years to find mankind evolving, for better or worse, eventually achieving immortality. Eventually the sleeper joins a movement trying to contact a higher consciousness of which individual humans are cells.

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* In Laurence Manning's novel "The Man Who Awoke" a millionaire puts himself into suspended animation (through ridiculously easy means) and awakes in the year 5000. What is amazing about this book - written book--written in 1933 - is 1933--is that the people of the future are angry at their long distant ancestors who used up all the metal and oil, leaving them nothing. They had to rebuild society on a wood and wood alcohol based technology. The sleeper escapes by going back into suspended animation, reawakening at intervals of thousands of years to find mankind evolving, for better or worse, eventually achieving immortality. Eventually the sleeper joins a movement trying to contact a higher consciousness of which individual humans are cells.



* Being a corpsicle it's an important plot device in ''Literature/TheWorldAtTheEndOfTime'', for good or bad, and thanks to it along with TimeDilation the two main human protagonists become as old as the Universe at the end of the book.

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* Being a corpsicle it's is an important plot device in ''Literature/TheWorldAtTheEndOfTime'', for good or bad, and thanks to it along with TimeDilation the two main human protagonists become as old as the Universe at the end of the book.
18th Apr '18 2:44:30 PM margdean56
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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people--turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds. In the end, even that is rejected-as it's just cheaper to install Wi-Fi on Fastrack One to keep the crew occupied. At any rate, it was a good thing she didn't transform herself into a bear [[spoiler:as she's pregnant.]]

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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people--turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds. In the end, even that is rejected-as rejected--as it's just cheaper to install Wi-Fi on Fastrack One to keep the crew occupied. At any rate, it was a good thing she didn't transform herself into a bear [[spoiler:as she's pregnant.]]
13th Mar '18 4:04:02 PM pidget_spinner
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* A non-human variant occurs in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Allura and Coran are both [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ten thousand years old]] due to spending most of that time in cryogenic sleep. It is because of this that they both survived the mass genocide of their people, the Alteans, when [[TheBigBad Zarkon]] destroyed Altea.

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* A non-human variant occurs in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Allura and Coran are both [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ten thousand years old]] due to spending most of that time in cryogenic sleep. It is because of this that [[LastOfHisKind they both survived the mass genocide of their people, people]], the Alteans, when [[TheBigBad Zarkon]] destroyed Altea.
13th Mar '18 4:03:15 PM pidget_spinner
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* A non-human variant occurs in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Allura and Coran are both [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ten thousand years old]] due to spending most of that time in cryogenic sleep. It is because of this that they both survived the mass genocide of their people, the Alteans, when [[TheBigBad Zarkon]] destroyed Altea.
23rd Feb '18 4:30:10 PM MCE
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''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has Ventus, who gets frozen by one of the game's [[BigBad Big Bad's]] to the point that he cannot move. It is lampshaded when one of his mooks refers to Ventus as a Popsicle.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has Ventus, who gets frozen by one of the game's [[BigBad Big Bad's]] to the point that he cannot move. It is lampshaded when one of his mooks refers to Ventus as a Popsicle.
21st Feb '18 11:05:50 AM nombretomado
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* Quite a few in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' by RickRiordan, from those in Boreas' fortress and the Hunters for a short time during the battle at the Wolf House. Midas' "house guests" probably count, too.

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* Quite a few in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' by RickRiordan, Creator/RickRiordan, from those in Boreas' fortress and the Hunters for a short time during the battle at the Wolf House. Midas' "house guests" probably count, too.
20th Feb '18 10:29:17 AM Mikasa
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* Aelita from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' is an interesting case. While she was never technically frozen so to speak, the supercomputer being shut down with her still on Lyoko prevented her from aging for 9 years and she spent that time unable to do anything until Jeremie found her.
6th Feb '18 9:13:40 AM kazokuhouou
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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people--turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds. In the end, even that is rejected-as it's just cheaper to install Wi-Fi on Fastrack One to keep the crew occupied.

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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people--turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds. In the end, even that is rejected-as it's just cheaper to install Wi-Fi on Fastrack One to keep the crew occupied. At any rate, it was a good thing she didn't transform herself into a bear [[spoiler:as she's pregnant.]]
6th Feb '18 4:58:01 AM kazokuhouou
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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people--[[spoiler: turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds.]]

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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people--[[spoiler: turning people--turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds.]] In the end, even that is rejected-as it's just cheaper to install Wi-Fi on Fastrack One to keep the crew occupied.
4th Feb '18 5:37:37 AM matt_shade
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features Han Solo frozen in carbonite as a method of incarceration. And decoration! Though as a slight variation, the characters make it clear that they aren't entirely sure the carbonite freezing is something a human can survive. Darth Vader was essentially using Han as a guinea pig to see if it would work later for Luke.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features Han Solo frozen in carbonite as a method of incarceration. And decoration! Though as a slight variation, the characters make it clear that they aren't entirely sure how effective the carbonite freezing is something method they employ will be on a human can survive. subject. Darth Vader was essentially using Han as a guinea pig to see if it would work later for Luke.Luke Skywalker.
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