A compelling and rich first novel about the future of healing, David Schuster’s book is a study in the character of healers and the future of medicine, when technology reaches a territory that is much like magic. This a superb debut novel by a writer with a rich future himself.

Jim Grimsley, author of The Ordinary and The Last Green Tree


Riveting: Schuster has the eye of a neuroscientist and the heart of a poet. ┬áSet in the near future in a world where healthcare and scientific discovery have wrested control of what it means to be human, See the Thread Drop leads us into a labyrinth from which no one will emerge unchanged. The author has skillfully combined a sci-fi tale that conjures a world suspended between the living and the dying with a love story and a medical mystery. This is a story that asks what it means to be human, to do one’s duty in the face of unspeakable suffering. Pick up this book. You won’t be able to put it down until the last breathless page.

Stacia Brown, author of Accidents of Providence


An intriguing premise, with vivid melding of science and myth.

Kirkus Reviews