Author Archives: Nancy Jane Moore

About Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore's science fiction novel, The Weave, is now available in print and ebook versions from Aqueduct Press. She is a founding member of Book View Cafe. Her most recent BVC ebook is Walking Contradiction and Other Futures, a collection of her science fiction adventure stories. She also recently released Ardent Forest, a retelling of As You Like It set in post-apocalypse Texas. Other BVC e-books include Conscientious Inconsistencies, a collection of short fiction first published in print by PS Publishing; Flashes of Illumination, a collection of very short stories; and the novella Changeling, first published by Aqueduct Press. Her short stories and essays are also available in most of the BVC anthologies.

A Tricoastal Woman: Journalism and Writing


I went to the Oakland Book Festival last weekend. While I thought the panels and talks I went to were very good, the name is misleading. This event is really the Oakland Ideas Festival. Very few of the program items … Continue reading

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A Short Camping Trip

Machete Ridge

We went camping at Pinnacles National Park for a few days this month. The Pinnacles were formed by multiple volcanoes erupting 23 million years ago in what is now Southern California. The part of these mountains that are found in … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Where Ideas Come From

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

We saw the documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City the other night. It’s about Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (among other books), and her legendary fight against Robert Moses, the man who … Continue reading

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Down in the Mission


I went into San Francisco the other day to get some books at Borderlands — the preeminent science fiction and fantasy bookstore in the Bay Area. The shop is located in the Mission, an old neighborhood in the heart of … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Writing

working writer

Many a writer I know claims that the best part of writing is rewriting – going back through the piece and making it work. Others hold out for writing the first draft. I think that is particularly true for those … Continue reading

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The Zentao Project

I’ve been doing a daily haiku for a couple of years now. Every morning I try to get down the thoughts that are foremost in my mind. I call it “Zentao” because that was Zen, but this is Tao. Since … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Texas History

Come and Take It

If you go to public school in Texas, you will at some point be required to take Texas history. In fact, unless things have changed, if you want to teach school in Texas, you have to take a course in … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Out-of-Period Knowledge

Some years back, when I still lived in Washington, DC, I was driving home late one night from Philcon, the Philadelphia science fiction convention, with a much younger friend of mine. At one point, someone else on the road did … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Not Autobiography

“Have you ever killed anybody?” That question, from a close friend who has read a lot of my fiction, startled me. “No, of course not,” I said. “Why do you ask?” “Well, you write about it a lot.” I suppose … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Green Pants

green pants

I ordered some pants online in a color called “moss green.” I was picturing a grayish green, a subdued color that would work with a lot of different shirts. The pants that arrived were the color of the green crayon … Continue reading

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