Manda Scott

Manda Scott

Fiction

Scottish born Manda Scott has been a veterinary surgeon, novelist, columnist and is now also a podcaster focused on the systemic change. Her novels have spanned genres from crime through historical to Thrutopian, and her eras have spanned from the Boudican insurrection through WWII to the future five minutes from now. She’s been shortlisted for the Orange Prize, an Edgar and the Saltire Award, and has won the McIlvanney Prize. She’s host of the Accidental Gods podcast and co-creator of the Thrutopia Masterclass. She lives with her wife on a smallholding in the borderlands of Wales. @mandascott

‘Instantly immersive and compelling, rich and strange, human and humane, and most of all inspiring … an extraordinary story.’ 

LEE CHILD, AUTHOR OF THE JACK REACHER NOVELS 

‘Any Human Power is a polemical thriller like no other, an absorbing manifesto to change the world. It constantly surprises. Manda Scott’s characters play havoc with your emotions, her narrative keeps you turning the pages, and her ideas might just change your life.’ 

ANDREW TAYLOR, AUTHOR OF THE SHADOWS OF LONDON 

‘An astonishing novel, at once powerfully contemporary and mythopeic. Of its many achievements, the greatest is giving a sense that there is a way forward from our current predicament: the creative gift of hope.’ 

LIZ JENSEN, AUTHOR OF YOUR WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE 
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‘Manda Scott is an unmissable, visionary author and has created a compelling political thriller that inspires belief in the possibility of a better future. Born of dreams, Any Human Power is a dream read.’

ADAM HAMDY, AUTHOR OF THE OTHER SIDE OF NIGHT  

 

‘An astonishing novel, at once powerfully contemporary and mythopeic. Of its many achievements, the greatest is giving a sense that there is a way forward from our current predicament: the creative gift of hope.’

OLIVER HARRIS, AUTHOR OF THE SHAME ARCHIVE 

 

‘What an incredible book! Any Human Power will challenge what you thought you knew about life, death, and everything in between. Stunningly original and thought provoking.’

PAULA BRACKSTON, AUTHOR OF THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS 

 

Any Human Power represents a new, urgent, essential and unforgettable type of fiction that addresses who we are and the crossroads to which we’ve come, and offers us courage, grace and imagination for the journey.’

JILL HAMMER, AUTHOR OF THE MOONSTONE COVENANT

 

‘It is THE best book I’ve ever read. Hopeful, engaging, heartfelt, imaginative and so so much more!’

ROZIE APPS, EDITOR OF PERMACULTURE MAGAZINE