20Sep2002 FRANCE: A deathly experience for winner.

PARIS: Forget the offer of a free alarm clock or rain hat - the British weekly New Scientist has come up with a sales promotion that beats all others hands down: it is offering one lucky subscriber the chance of life after death.

The winner of a competition will be cryonically frozen after he or she dies, and - if all goes well - will wake up in the future, at a time when medical science will be able to revive them and fix what caused their demise.

Entrants need to collect three tokens from the current and subsequent four issues of the magazine and complete a competition entry form.

Cryonics has been a pet feature of science fiction for decades and is widely used for preserving tissue and sperm.

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Sources: ADVERTISER (ADELAIDE) 20/09/2002 P31