I remember reading a book fifteen to twenty years ago that had the following charactersitics:
- The main character was a man who at some point lost the lower part of his body (legs & pelvis)
- He was placed in suspended animation / cryogenic sleep at one point in the story
- The story may have included a whale/leviathan-esque "character" (but I may be conflating two stories in my memory)
- At one point in the story he drags himself through some air-vent-esque piping
I'm fairly sure it was written by one of the "big" authors and that, at least in the printing I read, the cover had a whale/leviathan on it.
Could anyone identify this book?