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zer0u
October 9th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Hello!

I'm remembering bits and pieces of a book. Atleast, I think it's a book. I have really vivid mental images but I don't think it was a movie....

I don't remember if the main charecter was male or female, and I dont remember if it was futuristic or a paralel future-like thing.

There were different castes where the higher you were the more stasis time you had in comparison to awake time (Like 300 sleep days to 7 awake). The political officials were awakened very rarely and thus they ruled for a long time. Poor people lived lives like we do now.

The more I think about it the more I think the main charecter was female, a movie star or something? Higher in the caste than most people, I think she did pornos. I don't remember if that was a different movie or book or something...

Anyways the stasus rooms were controled by robots (I think) and no one was allowed to accompany you into the room, nor were you able to film or record the process.

I think it was a drug related process and not cryogenic but I cant remember.

*Spoiler maybe?*
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In the end we find out that the process puts you through really intesnse pain before it puts you out, it then wipes your memory of the process. I can't for the life of me remember why though.


Can anyone help? This is driving me crazy!

lolrus
October 19th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Sounds like a P.K. Dick type plot.

Andols
October 19th, 2010, 12:59 PM
similar to counter clock world but cryo isntead of reverse time/death.

Hobbit
October 19th, 2010, 01:43 PM
I was thinking Philip Jose Farmer's DayWorld series; but it's been a while since I read it and now I'm pretty sure it's not.

Mark

Andols
October 19th, 2010, 01:45 PM
lol hobbit.

ive been googlin for a few minutes but i cant come up with anything that mctahes exactly. this is a tricky one.

B5B7
October 23rd, 2010, 02:33 AM
This reminds me of To Live Forever (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Live_Forever_(novel)) by Jack Vance.
But I think the actual story you are looking for may be one by Frederik Pohl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_Pohl), that I can't remember the name of but had something about a person who only lived on Tuesdays, or possibly C.M. Kornbluth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_M._Kornbluth).

Chuffalump
October 23rd, 2010, 05:25 AM
But I think the actual story you are looking for may be one by Frederik Pohl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_Pohl), that I can't remember the name of but had something about a person who only lived on Tuesdays, or possibly C.M. Kornbluth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_M._Kornbluth).

Isn't THAT the Philip Jose Farmer Dayworld series?

B5B7
October 23rd, 2010, 09:13 PM
I remember where I thought of Tuesday from - it was a short story by R.A. Lafferty called 'Slow Tuesday Night'; which unfortunately I can't remember the details of, but just possibly is the story the OP is looking for.

rainswept
November 1st, 2010, 03:56 PM
These are the Worthing stories of Orson Scott Card, currently only in print as The Worthing Saga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worthing_Saga).

The drug is "Somec".

You are thinking of several discrete stories - the different castes part runs through many of the stories, especially And What Will We Do Tomorrow and the actress is Arran Handully from Lifeloop.