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Weary Deep-Sleep  
  Phildickian old-sleep.  

Takes the Navel direct to Fomalhaut, that after eighteen years of weary deep-sleep which is not quite sleep, more a hyponagogic, restless tossing and turning at low temp, slowed-down metabolism, he will arrive at Whale's Mouth, and oddly it will not be beer and skittles.
From Lies, Inc., by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Fantastic in 1964
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Heinlein called it cold-sleep in his 1941 story Methuselah's Children (1941), or eternity drug by AE van Vogt in Far Centaurus (1944). Dick called people in sleep stasis bibs in his 1964 novel Cantata 140.

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