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"None of us, no matter what continent or island or ice cap, asked to be born in the first place, and that even somebody as old as I am, which is 80, only just got here."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Freezebox  
  A chamber for long term sleep between the stars.  

Tiga-belas left a false cube in her freezebox but he hid me in the ship.
From Think Blue, Count Two, by Cordwainer Smith.
Published by Galaxy Publishing in 1962
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Compare to the hibernaculum from Arthur C Clarke's 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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