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"Science fiction represents the modern heresy and the cutting edge of speculative imagination as it grapples with Mysterious Time---linear or non-linear time."
- Frank Herbert

Timeout  
  The part of a Skyrene's life that is spent in Warm Sleep travel between Earth and the destination planet.  

See also the entry for Cosmoline from this story.

I just flew in on one of those after eight months in the vac, four going out, three back. Seven blissful months in timeout, stuffed in a dark tube and soaked in Cosmoline.
From War Dogs, by Greg Bear.
Published by Orbit in 2014
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