The Gold Slaves by J.W. Northrup
Approx. 94,030 words.
Published on May 13, 2013 by
Black Rose Writing.
The people of "Space" believe they live in a hollow pocket in an otherwise solid universe. They are tunneling through this solid universe following a golden path that will lead them to the fabled "Nirvana" - a world of infinite space and light. When they put their gold in the "Gods Chamber" as an offering to the gods, they are rewarded with food.