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The Power: Introduction
The Power: Plot Summary
The Power: Detailed Summary & Analysis
The Power: Themes
The Power: Quotes
The Power: Characters
The Power: Terms
The Power: Symbols
The Power: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Naomi Alderman
Historical Context of The Power
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- Full Title: The Power
- When Written: 2012-2016
- Where Written: London, United Kingdom
- When Published: October 27, 2016
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction
- Setting: Multiple settings including London, Alabama, New England, Nigeria, and Bessapara (a fictional country, formerly Moldova).
- Climax: Allie calls on women worldwide to start a global war, prompting “the Cataclysm.”
- Antagonist: Power
- Point of View: Third-person
Extra Credit for The Power
Book within a book. The Power is framed by letters between a character named Naomi Alderman and a man named Neil Adam Armon, who, the letters reveal, wrote the novel that makes up most of the book. Neil Adam Armon is an anagram of Naomi Alderman’s name.
Science fiction fun. In addition to her literature, Alderman has also designed a science fiction running app called Zombies, Run!