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.

Sarah Jones Does Science Fiction

Sarah Jones

I had the good fortune to see the incredible Sarah Jones give a workshop reading of her new one-woman show Sell/Buy/Date at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last month. I had wanted to see her … Continue reading

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Southern “Heritage” Should be Gone — With the Wind!

I read Gone With the Wind as a teenager in the 1960s. At the time I read it, I was already a strong supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, having been raised to condemn the racism I saw around me … Continue reading

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Exploring California

Little Yosemite

My sweetheart and I spent most of last week backpacking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a rugged stretch of parkland southeast of Oakland (but still in Alameda County). We covered about 30 miles of steep uphill and downhill paths, camping along … Continue reading

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Becoming Neutral

Some people are advocating the honorific Mx. (pronounced “mix”) to replace both Mr. and Ms. (and, of course, Mrs. and Miss). I think this is a wonderful idea. If nothing else, it would save people embarrassment when they want to … Continue reading

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Speculative Science — and Fiction

Roboteer

My friend Alex Lamb has written an excellent essay on why scientists – and science fiction writers – should play with things considered impossible, like faster than light travel. His thesis, in a nutshell, is that the more everyone plays … Continue reading

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WisCon Report, With New Novel!

Nancy Jane with The Weave

My science fiction novel, The Weave, made its first appearance at WisCon. Aqueduct Press had copies shipped by the printer directly to the convention, making its table at WisCon and Madison’s Room of One’s Own bookstore the first places to … Continue reading

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Rocked by Women: Apocalyptic Version

I’m on a panel at WisCon tomorrow afternoon where we’re supposed to come up with better metaphors for dealing with disaster than the zombie apocalypse. In preparation, I decided I should see Mad Max: Fury Road. I had the following … Continue reading

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Rocked by Women

Rocked by Women

Last weekend we saw an excellent performance by the Sarah Bush Dance Project, “Rocked by Women.” The performance, danced by a company of six wonderful dancers, represented the personal journey of choreographer Sarah Bush, done to the accompaniment of women … Continue reading

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Fiction, Truth, and Race

Redwood and Wildfire

I took a train down the California coast this week. In the seat in front of me, a woman was reading Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. I don’t know how popular that book is today, but when I was … Continue reading

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What Does the Near Future Hold?

Last week I wrote about my love for the future.  In the comments, several people said the 800-pound gorilla of climate change looming over every thing these days makes it impossible to think positively about the future. No way to … Continue reading

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