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Any Human Power | Manda Scott

 

Manda Scott, known to many as the host of the Accidental Gods podcast and a writer of acclaimed historical fiction, has conjured an ambitious, gripping literary thriller which posits a Thrutopia in which hope and perseverance steer humankind towards a sustainable and just future.

Set in a near-future world in the midst of environmental collapse and narrated by a wise matriarch with otherworldly powers, the narrative follows a family and its global networks as they navigate the treacheries of social media and a corrupt political system predicated on endless, impossible growth. Switching seamlessly between the cosmic and the granular, the novel is both a cautionary tale of late-stage capitalism and a celebration of the ingenuity and tenacity that ordinary people can summon in the face of grief, injustice, and world-scale turmoil.