Colony Ship – Corpsicles
Members remain the original copyright holder in all their materials here at Renderosity. Use of any of their material inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth is prohibited and is considered an infringement of the copyrights of the respective holders unless specially stated otherwise.
The origin of the term “corpsicle” rests with usage dating from 1969 in Fred Pohl's book The Age of the Pussyfoot, in which a corpsicle is referred to as "a zombie frozen in Alaska." However, in perhaps his greatest work, The World at the End of Time, Pohl, one of my favorite sci-fi authors, uses the term to refer to bodies placed in cryogenic sleep. Tragically, some thawed bodies suffer “freezer burn” and either die after the warming process has been completed or have injuries of one kind or another resulting in diminished physical or cognitive function.
Perhaps, one day, colony ships will carry thousands of passengers in cryogenic sleep to distant worlds. Not likely at the rate we’re going, but we can always hope, can’t we?
All models are either Bryce5 or Wings3d originals. Post work in PSP8. Thanks for lookin’!
- February 19, 2013
- Science Fiction
- 446.3 kB
- Views Today
- Views in Last 45 Days
- Full-size Views