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.

Displacement

Friendswood

I heard part of a piece about Wendell Berry on NPR  the other day. It focused on the importance of knowing the place where you’re from. In the piece, Laura Dunn, who recently made a film about Berry (The Seer), … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Worry

Half-Earth

In the last week, I’ve been exposed to some inspiring projects that offer real possibilities for slow but meaningful change to our world. The Amah Mutsun, a tribe of Native Americans recognized by California though not by the federal government, … Continue reading

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Contraception Is a Right

I started taking birth control pills when I was 19. My father got them for me. This is not a false memory. I told my mother I was involved with a guy, she told my father, and my father went … Continue reading

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In Defense of Procrastination

Did you ever hear of St. Expeditus? I hadn’t until I read this delightful article by Anna Della Subin in The New York Times about a year and a half ago. Apparently he’s the patron saint of procrastinators, which seems … Continue reading

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A Fantasy Scenario

If I were the editor-in-chief of a newspaper, the paper would run at least one climate change story every day on the front page above the fold. If I ran a magazine, each issue would feature a climate change story … Continue reading

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The Examined Life

Clue app

The New York Times had a piece this week on the way women are using apps such as Clue to track their periods. The Guardian had a similar one on fertility trackers. Some years back, before the rise of apps … Continue reading

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A Weekend With Donna Haraway

Donna Haraway

My best time at FOGcon came on the first night. First I listened to a riveting interview Brad Lyau conducted with Science Guest of Honor Donna Haraway. Then I participated in a panel on the economic singularity, which went well. … Continue reading

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Post-Apocalyptic Spaceship

Post-Apocalyptic Spaceship

Last weekend I did two things: Learned how to weld and made my first sculpture ever. I call the sculpture “Post-Apocalyptic Spaceship.”

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What to Wear

Dress Shoes

The picture on this post is of my dress shoes: gold patent leather Doc Marten oxfords. From looking at those, you can probably guess how I felt about the clothes costume designer Jenny Beavan wore to the Oscars. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Cads

My Brilliant Friend

A month or so back, Ursula K. Le Guin discussed Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet, expressing dismay when the “worthless prick” showed up at the end of the second book. I, too, was upset to see that character show up (I … Continue reading

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