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 Tricoastal Woman: Aikido

Doing Aikido

I could give a lot of reasons for why I took up Aikido. One I like – probably because I’m a writer – is that I was drawn to the art because Aikido practitioners in the U.S. did the best … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Karate Love Song


When I was living in Wichita Falls, Texas, I decided to take karate. I went over to the YMCA and signed up for a twice-a-week class, never having watched a class. The first night I got there a little late, … Continue reading

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A Tri-Coastal Woman: Small Town Girl

Friendswood Friends Church

I was born in Houston, but most of my childhood was spent in Friendswood, a tiny town just beyond the Houston suburbs (it later became the suburbs) founded by conservative Quakers. We lived on fifteen acres, with a creek and … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Meditation

This is not the story we’re looking for. Rogue One left me disquieted for a reason that has nothing to do with the quality of the movie: It perpetuates myths about how to fight evil. It may be fun to … Continue reading

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The Tiptree Symposium

At the Tiptree party

“This is another lesson I take from Ursula: Sometimes if you don’t fit in the world, the world has to change.”  — Karen Joy Fowler Those words from Karen’s keynote speech at the 2016 Tiptree Symposium summed up my experience. … Continue reading

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The California Coast in Haiku and Pictures

pacific sunset

We’re headed to the Tiptree Symposium – which is celebrating Ursula K. Le Guin this year – by taking back roads up the California coast to get to Eugene, Oregon. Here are some pictures along with some haiku I wrote … Continue reading

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On Anger

Anger. There’s a lot of that out there since the election. There’s shock, too, especially out here in California where the vote was overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, even the white vote. And fear. With white supremacists appointed to White House … Continue reading

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Redwood Bathing

Jim and Nancy

My sweetheart and I went on a guided hike put on by the Greenbelt Alliance and the Sierra Club through Muir Woods last weekend. Our guide was Mia Monroe, a gifted storyteller who also happens to be a park ranger … Continue reading

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Why Fiction Matters

The Dispossessed

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, they should write. They dismissed … Continue reading

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Retreating to the Mountains

Kuan Yin

I spent a week doing Tai Chi at the Rigdzin Ling retreat center of the Chagdud Gompa Tibetan Buddhist association in the Trinity Alps in Northern California. On the sunny days, when we did some of our practice outdoors, we … Continue reading

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