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.

An Introduction to Indigo Animal

There are many ways to tell a story and I have been mesmerized by every form I’ve come across. I get lost in novels, caught up in radio plays, sit transfixed before storytellers, am moved by plays, binge-watch television series, … Continue reading

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Videos, Martial Arts, and Embodiment

I took a three-day workshop in digital storytelling last week at Story Center, and made a video: You can also click here to watch it via the WeVideo program on more of your screen.

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Flying the Cooperative Skies

Mt. Shasta

  Ah, flying. Going up in the air at the controls of your own small plane. Such a perfect image of independence, of individuality. Just you, alone in the sky, going where you please on your schedule. Another myth bites … Continue reading

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Swords, Power-lifting, and Goddesses


Several years back, when I found myself with some money that wasn’t earmarked for regular expenses or necessary savings, I bought myself something I’d always wanted: a sword. A lovely katana, made my friend David Goldberg, a master swordsmith. Some … Continue reading

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But Is It ‘Natural’?

A recent study by the Pew Research Center showed that a substantial majority of the U.S. public is “wary” about enhancing human abilities by biomedical means. The survey – which used this methodology –  asked people about gene editing in … Continue reading

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Soledad Mission and the Esselen

Soledad Mission

We took a quick trip down to the central coast of California this week to visit family. Since the fast drive down is not very exciting, we decided to stop at the Soledad Mission to get off the beaten path … Continue reading

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It Isn’t 1968.

Black Lives Matter

One thing I’ve heard more than once since the killings by the police in Baton Rouge and Minnesota and the sniper killings of police officers in Dallas is that it “feels like 1968.” I’m not sure what aspect of 1968 … Continue reading

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Slow Money

As most people know, I’m a long-time co-op person. I organized food co-ops back in the 1970s and housing co-ops in the 1980s, and I’ve been a member of one co-op or another pretty much continuously since I got out … Continue reading

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Brexit and Bold as Love

Bold as Love

Some years back, I stumbled across Gwyneth Jones’s Bold as Love, an amazing novel that begins with the break-up of the UK and ends up replacing the royal family with rockstars while merging science fiction with fantasy. I quickly became … Continue reading

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The Ventana Wilderness: A Report, With Rant

Ventana Wilderness

On the wooden gate that led to the next stretch of the Carmel River Trail through the Ventana Wilderness, someone had carved these words: “Not worth it.” Since we’d been warned that this part of the trail would require “bushwhacking,” … Continue reading

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