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.

ArmadilloCon, Readings, and Parties, Oh, My!

BookWoman reading

This year at Austin’s ArmadilloCon there were three panels on feminist science fiction and fantasy: one on the classic examples, one called “Badass, Babe, or None of the Above” on the archetypes for women in SF/F, and one on new … Continue reading

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Questions for Ursula K. Le Guin Are Now Closed

Due to the overwhelming response to Ursula K. Le Guin’s Navigation project, we have had to shut down the question form. Once she goes through the more than one hundred questions received so far and picks some to answer, we … Continue reading

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Bibliotherapy, the Russ Pledge, and Toni Morrison

Beloved

Bibliotherapy – dealing with your crises and angst in life by reading appropriate books – sounds like a wonderful idea. Many people I know have “self-medicated” by reading something powerful over the years. So The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to … Continue reading

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Prologue to The Weave

The Weave

Here is the beginning of my new novel from Aqueduct Press, The Weave. It’s now available at Amazon and other booksellers as well as directly from the publisher. The Weave Prologue  I  A small girl — maybe five years old … Continue reading

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Vacationing Close to Home

doe and fawn

We went to Angel Island State Park — located in San Francisco Bay and reachable only by ferry — for the Fourth of July weekend. Our goal was to climb to the highest point on the island — Mt. Livermore … Continue reading

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Sarah Jones Does Science Fiction

Sarah Jones

I had the good fortune to see the incredible Sarah Jones give a workshop reading of her new one-woman show Sell/Buy/Date at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco last month. I had wanted to see her … Continue reading

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Southern “Heritage” Should be Gone — With the Wind!

I read Gone With the Wind as a teenager in the 1960s. At the time I read it, I was already a strong supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, having been raised to condemn the racism I saw around me … Continue reading

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Exploring California

Little Yosemite

My sweetheart and I spent most of last week backpacking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a rugged stretch of parkland southeast of Oakland (but still in Alameda County). We covered about 30 miles of steep uphill and downhill paths, camping along … Continue reading

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Becoming Neutral

Some people are advocating the honorific Mx. (pronounced “mix”) to replace both Mr. and Ms. (and, of course, Mrs. and Miss). I think this is a wonderful idea. If nothing else, it would save people embarrassment when they want to … Continue reading

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Speculative Science — and Fiction

Roboteer

My friend Alex Lamb has written an excellent essay on why scientists – and science fiction writers – should play with things considered impossible, like faster than light travel. His thesis, in a nutshell, is that the more everyone plays … Continue reading

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