What is the power of fiction? Dan Fang ponders this topic in her blog post as she debates the wavering line between fiction and fact in the world that Powers has presented. If all writing is rewriting, is there such thing as a new story, new material? Or are we simply telling the same stories over and over again in a variety of ways? Scheherazade, the weaver of tales in Arabian Nights, proves the power of stories by using her fabricated narratives to keep her alive. What is Powers trying to say about the power of stories?