Having too much power can mean a lot of different things too many different people. All the authors of these very different books tied the same main theme into their books. They explained how giving too much power to a group of people, or a single person can be fatal for not only that person but for the others around them. They each described power in different ways, from the power of an entire society to the power of a computer generated game, showing how power affected them in their lives and how much it means to them. How they expressed power is how they feel about it in real life.