Friday, 17 March 2017

Electrifying feminist sci-fi novel makes political prize longlist per BBC News

I thought that feminism was about equality between the sexes, it seems that I may have been mistaken.

This BBC report seems to be approving of this book and its premise:

'"She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body."

That's a line from Naomi Alderman's book The Power, the only novel to appear on this year's longlist for the Orwell Book Prize for political writing.

It imagines a world in which almost every woman suddenly develops the ability to electrocute people at will - "from a tiny tingle all the way to full electro-death".

On her website, Alderman says her "feminist science-fiction" novel explores what would happen if women had the power to cause pain and destruction.'


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