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.

A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

I seem to be reading more good literary novels of late. They seem to fall into two categories: realistic stories and ones that incorporate elements from fantasy, science fiction, or both. The realistic ones that I’ve enjoyed have been detailed … Continue reading

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Write Hacks 13: Fix Those Pronouns

Brenda Clough’s Write Hacks 12 on using find and replace to change character names  brought to mind another use for that valuable piece of word processing software: checking pronouns. In “Walking Contradiction”, found in my collection of the same name, … Continue reading

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Put Away the Cell Phone and No One Gets Hurt

street pumpkin

Literally. Walking down the street staring at your phone is a good way to get injured. And that goes double or triple if you’re skateboarding or riding a bike while texting or reading. I’ve seen several recent posts on Facebook … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Have Flying Cars

The Utopia of rules

David Graeber has a different – and delightful – explanation for why we don’t have flying cars, not to mention Moon colonies and the other futuristic advances we were promised in the 1950s and 60s. In a word: bureaucracy. Not … Continue reading

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Christmas on the California Coast

Sunset at Ragged Point

  My sister, in response to my holiday emails about my travels up California Highway 1, said, “You’re really a Californian now.” She added, “You’ve made it there after Milton and Mega [our grandparents] tried, after Daddy and Mother tried, … Continue reading

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Enjoying Star Wars

Balboa marquee

I am one of the cool kids. I got to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening day without standing in line because the organizer of the science fiction reading series SF in SF put together a group outing … Continue reading

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A Brief Meditation on Happiness

Hulky and Luna

What really makes us happy? I’m closing in on a year of doing my #joyproject. A daily discipline of making myself remember what gave me a bit of joy in the last 24 hours is making me think a lot … Continue reading

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The Tiptree Symposium: Performance of Gender

Nancy Suzy and Timmi

The emotional high point of the Tiptree Symposium held at the University of Oregon last weekend was listening to Ursula K. Le Guin read the letter she wrote to James Tiptree after learning that Tip was also Alice B. Sheldon. … Continue reading

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Quick! Go Read NeuroTribes

NeuroTribes

Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity makes a forceful case that autism and related conditions are not caused by some error in human development but rather are examples of the natural diversity of human … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Accompanied by Squash

Hulky reads The Weave

My sweetheart and I went to the Sustainable Economies Law Center’s (SELC)  annual celebration last week and came home with a large Sibley squash, whom we have christened Hulky. (That’s Hulky on the left, reading The Weave.) Since there’s no … Continue reading

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