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"If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction."
- Frederik Pohl

Sleep Tube  
  A short, cylindrical living space.  

This is a variation on the coffin hotel idea, which predates their use in cyberpunk. The perfect camping accoutrement when visiting Stonehenge.

Each [tube] was three meters long; the singles were a meter and a half in diameter, the doubles two. Each was furnished with a locker beneath a gel matress, a telelink terminal and a water bubbler passing for a sink...

Wynne and Tod had their sleep tube shipped from the rack in Battersea to Stonhenge for the five-day festival. It and a thousand others lay near the old car park across the A360 from the dome that now protected the stones. The tubes looked like giant Soar capsules scattered in the grass.

From Solstice, by James Patrick Kelly.
Published by Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction in 1985
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