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.

Beyond Sexual Harassment

Women & Power

The problems created by the frat bro rules found in so many aspects of our society go much farther than the recent documented episodes of sexual harassment and abuse and even much farther than the effect those specific actions had … Continue reading

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The King Is Dead

Testosterone Rex

[This review originally appeared in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol. 7, No. 1.] If Cordelia Fine had not become a psychologist, she could have had a great career as a humor writer or stand-up comic. In Testosterone Rex: Myths of … Continue reading

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#ZenTao Update

A few years back, I fell into the habit of writing a daily haiku and posting it on social media. The first year, I called it the #joyproject and for the last two I’ve called it #zentao (after the old … Continue reading

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Thankful for the (Possibility of) Good Anthropocenes

Water catchment system

Traditionally, anything published on U.S. Thanksgiving Day must be about being thankful. In the current political environment, it can be difficult to feel that way. Fortunately, there are people doing outstanding work on sustainability and resilience – the keys to … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Conversation

I’m in the process of writing a book on self defense that emphasizes the ability of women to protect themselves, focuses on the non-fighting skills that everyone can develop, and addresses the larger picture of attacks on women. Which is … Continue reading

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Learning From Women

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to attend a program featuring Donna Haraway and Starhawk in conversation put together by Joan Haran at the University of California at Santa Cruz. It was a wonderful program. Joan asked penetrating … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Algorithm Censors a Book Cover

Helen's Story

Whatever algorithm governs Facebook posts refuses to allow ones about the book Helen’s Story if they include the cover. Both the publisher, Aqueduct Press, and the author, Rosanne Rabinowitz, have put up posts that were taken down. I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Believe Women Matter

A lot of the discussion – the angry discussion – accompanying the much-applauded fall of Harvey Weinstein focuses on believing women. The argument is that if people believed women when they said they’d been harassed, assaulted, raped, things would change. … Continue reading

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Reading The Color of Law

The Color of Law

I’ve just finished Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law, a thoroughly researched and brilliant analysis of how government action in the United States built and reinforced racial segregation. It took me several weeks to read this book. That’s not because … Continue reading

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Time for a New Constitution?

Our Undemocratic Constitution

If there is a secular religion in the United States (besides sports), it is worship of the Constitution. Our public officials and military take oaths to defend it. News reports give play-by-play when the Supreme Court is reviewing the constitutionality … Continue reading

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