Author Archives: Nancy Jane Moore

About Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore 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 and her work has appeared recently in the anthologies How Beer Saved the World and Best Laid Plans.

Flash Memoir: ‘Spinster’

Flashes of Illumination

Note: I’m off hiking at Point Reyes National Seashore this week, so I’ve posted one of the stories from my flash fiction collection, Flashes of Illumination. This is what I call flash memoir: a type of creative nonfiction built on … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Feminist Science Fiction

Aqueduct Press

I’m one of the people reading for The Year’s Illustrious Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy, an anthology of stories published in 2014 which will be edited by Nisi Shawl and published by Aqueduct Press. According to the announcement, this anthology … Continue reading

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Is It Fall Yet?


It seems to me that literature always waxes effusive about summer. Everyone is supposed to love summer. Picnics, barbeques, days at the beach. It sounds idyllic. Me, I hate summer. Give me fall any day: a nip in the air, … Continue reading

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Legal Fictions: Reinventing Law — and Lawyers

Legal Hackers. That’s two words I never expected to see together. And no, it’s not about people who have figured out legal ways to get their hands on your password. It’s people who are bringing law into the modern digital … Continue reading

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erotic netsuke

Now that I’ve got your attention, I want to talk about, well, sex. I’ve been thinking about sex a lot lately. On the positive side, I’m thinking about sex a lot because I’m getting some after a very long drought, … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Mt. Rainier

I saw a volcano. And another volcano.

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Boys and Girls Together

Leticia Van de Putte

Last week’s supreme court decision that the religious beliefs of corporations trump the rights of actual people who happen to be women was written by five men too old to have spent a lot of time dealing with women as … Continue reading

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Not Legal Fiction: The Supreme Court and Reproductive Rights

Come and Take It

The picture on this post was created after last year’s fight over a draconian anti-abortion law in Texas – the one that brought Wendy Davis to national attention and led her to run for governor. It’s based on a flag … Continue reading

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Getting Women’s Stories Right

Obvious Child

Back in the late 70s, I went to a conference on women and the law. Most of it was panels on important legal issues of the day, but one night they had a show that included a comedian. She told … Continue reading

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Your Flying Cars Are on Their Way


The flying car might soon be a reality. Or – to use current jargon – your Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) awaits. Almost. The European Union is funding research into PAVs as part of “out-of-the-box” thinking about the future of air … Continue reading

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