Reading + Signing with Nancy Jane Moore - The Weave
The Weave, from the feminist science fiction publisher Aqueduct Press, brings us a first-contact story in which humans, seeking to exploit the much-needed resources of a system inhabited by creatures they assume are "primitive" and defenseless, discover their mistake the hard way. Human Caty Sanjuro, a seasoned marine and dedicated xenologist, and native Sundown, a determined astronomer, struggle to establish communication across the many barriers that divide their species, at first because they share a passionate interest in alien species, but finally because they know that only they can bridge the differences across species threatening catastrophe for both sides.
Nancy Jane Moore has been publishing short fiction since the 1990s. Her work includes the novella, Changeling, also published by Aqueduct Press, and the collection Conscientious Inconsistencies from PS Publishing. She is a member of the authors’ co-op Book View Café, which has also published a number of her stories. The Weave is her first novel. A native Texan who lived in Austin a total of eighteen years, Moore recently moved to Oakland, California, to share her life with her sweetheart.