I have been thinking about the current conflict within science fiction a lot this week, but the ideas I have on it refuse to jell into a readable blog post. That may be just as well, since so many people … Continue reading
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s post on harassment got me to thinking about self defense in general, so I decided that today’s post should be a flash memoir about a time I defended myself on the street. This appeared in my collection … Continue reading
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
Writer Nancy Jane Moore pursued both the law and martial arts with equal vigor, applying their lessons to many areas of her life. She found that questions of justice, fairness, and equality were extremely important to her. This led to her championing low income housing, food co-ops, and working as a legal editor. As she puts it, she didn’t become rich from the law. However, she is a fourth degree black belt in Aikido, both teaching the art and expanding her own knowledge of it. Here at Book View Cafe we suspect she is secretly a superhero.
Her approach to fiction is equally mind-bending.Continue reading
Or so the latest round of doomsayers predict, based on someone’s interpretation of the Mayan calendar. Apparently some more optimistic types think December 21, 2012, marks the beginning of an idyllic New Age. I’m a little skeptical of both predictions, … Continue reading
Flashes of Illumination, a collection of 52 short-short stories by Nancy Jane Moore, is now available from Book View Cafe. Like all Book View Cafe ebooks, it comes in a choice of four DRM-free formats — mobi, epub, prc, and … Continue reading