Vernor Vinge, author of several SF novels and stories, has twice won the Hugo Award. His novella True Names is widely acknowledged as a seminal cybernovel by general readers and scientists alike. Vinge is also a professor of computer science at San Diego State University.
The coldsleep itself was dreamless. Three days ago they had been getting ready to leave, and now they were here. Little Jefri complained about missing all the action, but Johanna Olsndot was glad she'd been asleep; she had known some of the grownups on the other ship.
Now Johanna drifted between the racks of sleepers. Waste heat from the coolers made the darkness infernally hot.