Books Naomi Alderman Books by Naomi Alderman Naomi Alderman has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Naomi Alderman The Power By Naomi Alderman. Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything December 26, 2017 Naomi Alderman's new novel imagines a world in which women suddenly pose a physical threat to men. Alderman says it was gratifying to imagine how characters might use that power to fight back. In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything Listen · 5:23 5:23 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/573507226/573628912" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Electrifying 'Power' Flips The Gender Script To Unsettling Effect October 11, 2017 For most of recorded history, men have held power over women. Naomi Alderman's new novel imagines a world where women suddenly have power — actual electrical power — to oppress, hurt and kill men. Review Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 Female Perspectives: Five Novels That Bring Outsiders In June 6, 2013 For readers in search of tales that step outside familiar viewpoints, these authors unravel conflict, religion, race and love — from new and different angles. In these novels, a child from the slums, an executed zealot, a reluctant immigrant, a guilty survivor and a suffering mother take center stage.