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Colony Ship – Corpsicles

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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
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Feb 19, 2013 4:56:23 pm
Thanks for the explanation, and really great pic!

by Ancel_Alexandre Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 5:30:23 pm
Great scene, wonderful texturing, love the spaciousness and feeling of volume and atmosphere the image exudes.

by Quest Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 5:32:33 pm
An amazing view... excellent impression of scale.. great work!

by tigertim Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 5:51:45 pm

by sandra46 Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 6:07:33 pm
Great modelling and textures...excellent lighting and sense of grand scale...very well conceived!!

by grafikeer Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 6:09:03 pm
Great scene and sense of scale.

by amapitodd Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 6:24:18 pm

by flavia49 Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 7:35:20 pm

by rashadcarter Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 9:01:53 pm
Excellent work. Convincing looking cryo-hall.

by adorety Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 9:12:42 pm
Spectacular depth my friend, amazing creation, congratulations!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Feb 19, 2013 11:42:11 pm
Fantastic image and lighting.
Great depth.


by peedy Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 2:05:18 am
cool lighting and atmo. composition is good too. my favorite pohl is the heechee saga.

by lhumungus Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 5:00:11 am
Superb scene , excellent Bryce work !

by KarmaSong Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 9:06:25 am
Awesome scene and excellent lighting! The last time I checked, Cryogenetics studies were focusing on certain frogs and their ability to survive extreme cold temperatures. Unfortunately, scientists are still baflled :-/

by Eugenius Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 9:10:26 am
Wow, so wonderful image and lighting!!!

by nefertiabet Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 11:08:33 am

by johnyf Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 11:12:07 am
Great scene and atmosphere/lighting!!

by Hubert Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 12:33:23 pm
very great

by saphira1998 Homepage »

Feb 20, 2013 2:26:33 pm
Wow! Stunning work.

by prae Homepage »

Feb 21, 2013 3:39:54 pm
fantastic sci-fi image, great atmo and modelling!

by ia-du-lin Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 4:45:30 am
you have done a excellent work with lights, textures and modeling. the POV is great too

by Euxeb007 Homepage »

Feb 25, 2013 8:09:49 pm
Excellent work; I'm impressed by this many lights!

by Simone83 Homepage »

Mar 3, 2013 2:11:38 pm
Remarkable work, very well done!

by Darkwish Online Now!   Homepage »

Mar 27, 2013 5:07:08 am
Sehr schön.

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Mar 30, 2013 5:31:46 pm
This was done in Bryce??? That's amazing!

by mrothello Homepage »


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