I have forgotten most of the story plot, but I think it starts with a guy being taken from his home planet aboard a ship.
It's not an FTL ship which has a stasis field, chemical injections or something similar causing personal time dilution. The difference from more common stasis is that passengers are not totally suspended. They are just slowed down substantially. Machines are providing them with everything, including food. They guy, taken from the planet, is surprised that the food is cold.
I am totally missing the rest of the plot there, but maybe it does ring the bell?