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.

The California Coast in Haiku and Pictures

pacific sunset

We’re headed to the Tiptree Symposium – which is celebrating Ursula K. Le Guin this year – by taking back roads up the California coast to get to Eugene, Oregon. Here are some pictures along with some haiku I wrote … Continue reading

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On Anger

Anger. There’s a lot of that out there since the election. There’s shock, too, especially out here in California where the vote was overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, even the white vote. And fear. With white supremacists appointed to White House … Continue reading

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Redwood Bathing

Jim and Nancy

My sweetheart and I went on a guided hike put on by the Greenbelt Alliance and the Sierra Club through Muir Woods last weekend. Our guide was Mia Monroe, a gifted storyteller who also happens to be a park ranger … Continue reading

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Why Fiction Matters

The Dispossessed

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, they should write. They dismissed … Continue reading

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Retreating to the Mountains

Kuan Yin

I spent a week doing Tai Chi at the Rigdzin Ling retreat center of the Chagdud Gompa Tibetan Buddhist association in the Trinity Alps in Northern California. On the sunny days, when we did some of our practice outdoors, we … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Everywoman

We women all have stories. Whether we tell them or minimize them or pretend they don’t exist, whether we apologize for the man or say nothing or file a lawsuit, we all have had someone say or do something that … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Nobody’s Mother


If you are a woman of sufficient age in Oakland on the second Sunday in May, strangers are very likely to wish you a happy Mother’s Day. I don’t recall this happening any place else I’ve lived, so it might … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Evolution

double helix

Toward the end of my last year in high school, my speech teacher gave us copies of a textbook the district was considering adopting. I only remember one thing about it: in the front was an errata page that said … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Dream Cars and Others

Lincoln Continental

When I was sixteen, I developed a passion for a yellow Lincoln Continental convertible with a black leather interior. Not a Corvette, which was the hot car of my youth (why, yes, I did watch Route 66), or one of … Continue reading

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Hope and Change

Graphic Notes from COCAP

  I’ve been to a couple of events lately that gave me hope for the future. One was an all-day workshop called COCAP (for Community Capital) on the topic of “Radical Redistribution of Wealth Through Impact Investing,” held at my … Continue reading

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