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Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite
Speculative science fiction meets a futuristic era when women rule the world in the new release by author G Michael Smith appropriately titled The Prison of Power: A Man-Made Tale. The prison is one of power in a struggle between the haves, who are almost exclusively women, and the have-nots, who are almost exclusively men. Smith provides a rapid introduction to readers about how the planet did a complete 180-shift and toppled the patriarchy, then transitions into the less hasty explanation of the individual accounts as and when it occurred, and in the protracted time following. The point of view is third-person past tense and sometimes omniscient. It is also abundant with over half-a-dozen point of view narratives complete with their own backstory and standing within this dystopian epic.
The Prison of Power is a big, fat, long novel but do not let that put you off. It's girth is deceptive when considering the pace as it barrels forward and its uncomplicated delivery. Substance over style isn't usually my preference but I'm grateful G Michael Smith was laser-focused on content over loquacious and flowery prose. There's a good story to be told here and he tells several of them in one fell swoop. I imagine the plot will be polarizing and cleanly split into the readers who like it and the rest who do not, which is fine. I am a man who just enjoys good escapism with interesting characters and The Prison of Power handed me this and more. Also between the covers is plenty between the sheets so escapism doubling as eroticism is there too. In this, consent is questionable in the same way it is when one group/gender is overpowered by the other; another layer to Smith's world to spark conversation. Recommended.