Hello and HOW do I do? I posted this elsewhere but I am not sure which area is the best place for this thread to appear, so I am trying it here.
I am working on a Sci-Fi novel. I have found a human culture on the inside of an ice shelled asteroid (Like Ceres, only smaller). It is like a "natural" rotating space station.
I need to do some reverse engineering now to figure out how the people got there (WITHOUT TIME TRAVEL, without time warp, or worm holes).
I am hoping that I can work up an story from a "mega-volcano," with people and resources sealed inside a chunk of ejecta, that will then rendezvous with the passing asteroid (which actually triggered the tectonic activity).
HOW did the people from 3k BCE get to the Asteroid in the first place and how, in the second place, did they develop and survive until they were discovered in 2050? The asteroid is found to be inhabited by FTs (Former Terrestrials) during Asteroid Resource Collection (a mining operation) which is a phase of a new WASA program called M.O.V.E. (Mars Outpost Viability Endeavor).
I am having a good bit of fun with the "IMAGINEERING" but the engineering is a real struggle and I need help.