Author Archives: Nancy Jane Moore

About Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore's science fiction novel, The Weave, is forthcoming 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.

Advice Disguised as a Story

Conscientious Inconsistencies

I have been thinking about the current conflict within science fiction a lot this week, but the ideas I have on it refuse to jell into a readable blog post. That may be just as well, since so many people … Continue reading

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Changing Everything

This Changes Everything

I was startled to discover that Larry Tribe, a Harvard law professor noted for his First Amendment cases, is representing Peabody Coal in its challenge to Environmental Protection Agency regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.  He seems … Continue reading

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Thinking About Ethnicity

Come and Take It

When I’m asked what ethnic group I belong to, my immediate response is “I’m Irish,” quickly modified by “but I’m also Scottish and English and maybe Dutch.” That’s a pretty common response from white people in the U.S.: we tend … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Group Readings

Elwin Cotman

I really love it when SF/F conventions set up group readings rather than scheduling individuals in slots by themselves. Not only is this an advantage to the writer – imagine going to a con where you’re not well known and … Continue reading

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Diverse Fiction and Changing the News

Those of you who wonder why some writers are pointing out the lack of diversity in both characters and authors might want to pay closer attention to the news. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Telling Different Stories

FogCon

At FogCon last weekend, I moderated a panel entitled “Getting Around the Speed of Light,” which discussed the various ways we could travel to the stars without violating the laws of physics. We were lucky to have two people on … Continue reading

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I Love Short Stories!

The Zanzibar Cat

Writing about Karen Joy Fowler’s “The View From Venus” last week got me to thinking about other short stories that I love. And that gave me the idea of coming up with a table of contents for my dream short … Continue reading

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Grokking Karen Joy Fowler

Artificial Things

I worked in the early 70s as the children’s book buyer for an Austin bookstore called Grok Books. It was the predecessor to Bookpeople, the city’s highly successful indie bookstore, but I’m mentioning it here because of the name, which … Continue reading

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Movie Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

There’s a new documentary out about the U.S. feminist movement of the late 1960s, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. I went to see it last week in Berkeley, California – one of the places depicted in the movie. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Wealth, Spouses, Day Jobs, and Other Ways to Eat While Writing

I put myself through law school. At the time, my sister was also in college and my parents were running a small newspaper on a shoestring, so there was no money available for me. Fortunately, this was back when it … Continue reading

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