Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore writes all kinds of speculative fiction at lengths from flash to novels.

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Nancy Jane Moore's books include the science fiction novel, The Weave, published by Aqueduct Press, the novella Changeling, also from Aqueduct, and the collection Conscientious Inconsistencies, from PS Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and in magazines ranging from the National Law Journal to Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. She is a member of the author's co-op Book View Cafe, where she has five ebooks available and is a contributor to many of that publisher's anthologies. In addition to writing fiction, Nancy teaches empowerment self defense and is working on a book on self defense for women. She holds a fourth degree black belt in Aikido. A native Texan who lived in Washington, DC, for many years, she now resides in Oakland, California.

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Alternate Explanation

Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 88 views

Humor Historical flash fiction Shakespeare

This is a very, very short story from back in the early days of Book View Cafe when I was publishing a flash fiction every week (eventually collected in Flashes of Illumination). I was inspired to post it by this article in The Atlantic.


Survival Skills

Published May 3, 2019 · 2,587 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 57 views

Science Fiction dystopia Aikido

This is a near future story, but since I wrote it back in the 1990s, it turns out to be set in the present day. I was going to change the dates for this reprint version, but when I re-read it I realized I had assumed a stock market crash in 2008. Given what actually happened in 2008, I'm a little scared to pick a new date for economic collapse. I'd rather not be right again.


Phone Call Overheard on the Subway

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 199 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 127 views

Fantasy slipstream modern life

I swear I heard a conversation very much like this one while traveling to work on the Washington DC Metro. It could be that I hadn't had quite enough coffee that morning.


Until We Are All Free

Published Mar 16, 2019 · 6,298 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 161 views

Fantasy Science Fiction steampunk

The third volume of Book View Cafe's Shadow Conspiracy anthology series started with the question, "What if the Emancipation Proclamation included freedom for automata with souls?" For Jasmine, an enslaved woman in Maryland who makes metalmen, the question is more than philosophical.



Blindsided by Venus in the House of Mars

Published Feb 12, 2019 · 7,181 words (27 minutes) · 99 views

Science Fiction

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a space opera (with fight scenes) that's as close as I ever get to a love story. This story also appears in the Book View Cafe anthology Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls.



The Ballad of Becca Sanjuro

Published Jan 17, 2019 · 3,726 words (14 minutes) · 190 views

Science Fiction

The main characters in this military science fiction and love story are the parents of the protagonist in my novel The Weave.



Published Dec 23, 2018 · 2,031 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 228 views

Science Fiction

I've posted this story in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the model for the associate justice mentioned in the story. It's an old story, one of my first publications (it won a contest at the National Law Journal in the 1990s). At Clarion West, I discussed it with Michael Bishop, who thought my take on the Supreme Court might be too extreme. Given the way things are right now, I'm afraid my take might not be extreme enough.


God Bless

Published Dec 6, 2018 · 618 words (3 minutes) · 244 views

Science Fiction Strange

I just stumbled across a recent article on the nonexistent planet Nibiru, which was supposed to destroy the Earth in 2003 or in 2012. It reminded me that I wrote a story based on that idea awhile back.


The Revelation of Jo Givens

Published Nov 25, 2018 · 7,894 words (29 minutes) · 245 views

Fantasy Science Fiction

This story is a mashup of climate change, "doing more with less" in journalism, and fundamentalist religion. It feels very timely to me right now, even though I wrote it eight or nine years ago.


Thirty-One Rules for Fulfilling Your Destiny

Published Nov 9, 2018 · 753 words (3 minutes) · 273 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Strange

An adventure story told in aphorisms. Can be read as sword and sorcery or as space opera. Contains some good advice for post-election recovery.