Nor Gloom of Night
Published by C M Weller at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 C M Weller
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Travel by cryosuspension was perfectly safe. Especially for the really long journeys, or for those who got horrendously ill in hyperspace. The only caveat was that the wake-up process was impossible to automate, and the ship's pilot and crew could not join their passengers in icy repose, and had to settle for the automated stasis pods instead.
Stasis was allegedly safe. For the most part, it was safer than flying in an airplane in the twenty-first century. But there were always those grousome, grisly and ghoulish tales spread wherever two humans gathered to scare the spit out of each other in darkened food cubbies. Every one of them had new and interesting ways in which to go to sleep forever, and pass unremarked into the eternal night. All because stasis, despite the name, did not freeze time, but merely slowed it to near-frozen levels.