cold sleeper n.

a person in cold sleep

  • [ 1945 C. S. Lewis That Hideous Strength (1974) 120 C. S. Lewis bibliography

    But from Janeโ€™s dream of the cold sleeper he had learned better. There was something under the soil of Bragdon, something to be discovered by digging. It was, in fact, the body of Merlin. ]

  • 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 127/1 page image Richard C. Meredith bibliography

    The cold-sleepers will stay where they are.

  • 1994 M. O. Martin & G. Benford Trojan Cat in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars VI iii. 288 Gregory Benford Mark O. Martin

    Feynmann had been designed to run nearly automatically. Crew of three to five, carrying well over three hundred coldsleepers, with a sizable cargo bay.

  • 2014 C. E. Gannon Trial by Fire ii. 13 page image Charles E. Gannon bibliography

    You think I can be objective about Caine Riordan? Gee, that might be a little hard, seeing as how the guy who fell in love with my sister Elena fourteen years ago, the guy my dad then mind-wiped, who is the father of my fatherless nephew, and who is now romantically involvedโ€”well, entangledโ€”with one hell of a wonderful coldsleeper from the past, Opal Patrone.

Research requirements

antedating 1969

Earliest cite

Richard Meredith, "We All Died at Breakaway Station"

Research History
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of Richard Meredith's "We All Died At Breakaway Station"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1969 first magazine appearance.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2014 cite from Charles Gannon.

We would cites of any date from other sources.

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