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 Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers

I saw The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution last week here in Oakland where the Panthers were born. One of the cool things about seeing a documentary that touches on local issues in Oakland is that you draw … Continue reading

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The Joys and Perils of Nature

Sunset on the Pacific

My sweetheart and I went backpacking at Point Reyes National Seashore last week, which meant we went three days without any news of the world or contact with anyone who wasn’t also out hiking. Coming back to the news of … Continue reading

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Of Walking, Writing, and Competition


I have become a believer in the value of walking 10,000 steps a day. When I first got a Fitbit, I focused on getting in active minutes – that is, more vigorous walking. That led me to average around 7,000-8,000 … Continue reading

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Doing the “Bay Tour”

Golden Gate Bridge

My sweetheart took me flying last week. We began with what Northern California Air Traffic Control refers to as a “bay tour” — a trip from Oakland that goes across the Golden Gate Bridge. We had planned to follow that … Continue reading

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Speaking About the Unspeakable

Unspeakable Things

Here’s one of the things I like about Laurie Penny’s book, Unspeakable Things: She says feminism is good for men. It’s not that she’s trying to soften what feminism is about; it’s that she understands that a real change in … Continue reading

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Reading My Brilliant Friend

The cover of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend shows a bride in an elegant white gown standing a little behind a man in a dark suit – evidently her groom – and trailed by three young girls in matching fancy … Continue reading

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Adventures at Sasquan

Little Sisters

Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, was definitely a Book View Café Event. Nineteen of us – more than a third of the co-op – showed up. BVC’s own Vonda N. McIntyre was a guest of honor, which gave … Continue reading

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Musing About Martial Arts (and Writing)


There’s a reasonable amount of overlap between martial artists and science fiction writers. I’m not sure why, except that possibly people who spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer need a good physical activity to balance … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Writing Inspired by Jo Walton

My Real Children

Jo Walton received her Tiptree Award for My Real Children at a celebration at Borderlands Books last Sunday. It was a festive event, attended by a large number of Bay Area readers and writers, and included wonderful cake from BVC’s … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

ArmadilloCon panel

On the panel on trends in feminist science fiction at ArmadilloCon (panelists pictured above in a photo by Elze Hamilton), Stina Leicht observed that she consciously decided to use her given name as a byline when she started writing. But … Continue reading

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