Dream deeply. Rise up strong. Change is coming.

Dream deeply.
Rise up strong.
Change is coming


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


“A clarion call for our times, this visionary book dreams into being a new mythology of interpersonal power, eco-societal agency and democratic governance. ”


“One of our best, most challenging authors is back…”


“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.

Any Human Power

Sometimes it takes a revolution to change the world.
Sometimes it takes a relationship.

From acclaimed author Manda Scott comes a visionary thriller of a lifetime.

As Lan lies dying, she makes a promise that binds her long into the Beyond. A decade later her teenage granddaughter is caught up in an international storm of outrage that unleashes the rage of a whole, failed generation. For one shining fragment of time, the world is with her. But then the backlash begins, and soon she and her family are besieged by the press, facing the all-powerful wrath of the old establishment whose only understanding is power-over, not power-with.

Watching over the growing chaos is Lan, who taught them all to think independently, approach power sceptically and dream with clear intent.  She knows that more than one generation’s hopes are on the line.

Weaving together myth, technology and radical compassion, this mytho-political novel breaks apart all we know of life, death and the routes to hope, asking us all to dream deeply and act boldly.

Visions of Life beyond Death

Writing a novel from the perspective of someone who dies at the end of the first chapter (truly, this isn’t a spoiler) was always going to be…interesting. But it was part of the vision from the hill and if I’ve learned anything in forty years of shamanic practice, it’s that not all visions come in clear text, and when they do, messing with them in any way is a seriously bad idea.

The Future is already here

‘Any Human Power’  is based on this premise: that there are countless brilliant, highly motivated people coming up with brilliant, workable ideas that can bridge us at least to the emergent edge where we are putting into action all the things we know are the best of ourselves. What happens then is unknowable, but watching it happen will be one of the most exciting things imaginable.

Manda's new novel: ways to a future we'd be proud to leave behind

I genuinely believed I’d stopped writing novels. I’d become a podcaster instead, a smallholder, a holder-of-courses where people could learn in real time the things that might yet still turn us away from the multi-polar cliff edge to which our dysfunctional culture is hurtling us with such terrifying speed. But…


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