Some astronaut is in space, and his spaceship is destroyed. For some reason, this dude is wearing a semi-sentient suit that keeps him alive indefinitely, and he's just floating through space for millennia.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. This is a bit thin on details; you should check out the suggestions for story-ID questions to see if they help you remember any detail you can edit into your question.
    – DavidW
    Oct 31 '19 at 20:03
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    So this character is inherently extremely long-lived? Does the suit put him in some kind of suspended animation? Does the suit talk to him? Is he just drifting, or is he travelling somewhere and merely ends up in the far future because of time dilation?
    – DavidW
    Oct 31 '19 at 20:06

Not all details match, but possibly Iain M. Banks' "Descendant". From this review:

The protagonist is the sole survivor of a military attack on an orbiting base, unless you count the sentient environmental suit he wears and which manages to convey him to the surface of a nearby planet. Both man and machine are damaged, but they set out on an extended trek toward a ground base

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    Unaccepted answer to scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/45748/…
    – FuzzyBoots
    Oct 31 '19 at 21:23
  • I think Banks had something like this in at least one full-length story too. Probably "Excession".
    – AJM
    Nov 1 '19 at 18:01
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    @AJM-Reinstate-Monica the female lead in "Surface Detail" spent some time in space in a sentient suit too. Obviously an IMB thing.
    – Moriarty
    Nov 1 '19 at 19:33

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