Jason Dias

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Jason Dias is a neurodivergent existential psychologist - that is, an autistic man whose fascination with the human condition led him to an advanced degree in said condition.​

His work in speculative fiction is united by literary, existential themes. Rather than publish scholarly works to be read only by scholars who already agree with the author, Jason's early obsession with Asimov, Heinlein, and later Stephen King showed him another way to express philosophical thoughts. Novels and short stories are more accessible than academic journals.

Besides, he's been known to say, "If I have a choice between writing in APA style and being punched in the face, I ask, 'How hard?'"

Central to his existentialist philosophy is the notion that hope is only
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Jason Dias I get to give my imaginary friends entire lives and, if I do my job write, they get to be your imaginary friends, too.
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A practitioner of magic, Adam Binder, gets a call from his estranged brother. His sister-in-law is in trouble. Magical trouble. Robert Binder doesn’t believe in magic or doesn’t want to. Adam’s duty is to help, but h
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Stretched a reading session to finish Gone to Darkness. Barbara Nickless does not disappoint. Five or so books into the series, the characters remain compelling, the writing is a haunting style of prose I'll never master, and the story is both an ind ...more
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Waking the Dead by Jason Dias
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My favorite book from Jason has always been FINDING LIFE ON MARS. This one ties with it. This book is reminiscent of Stephen King in both style and substance, except tighter. What Stephen would have written in 600 pages," Read more of this review »
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“The runner knows something the rest of us are busy forgetting: to get stronger, you have to go on until you are uncomfortable, and then go on a while longer. It is in that place where discomfort happens but activity is still possible that growth and development happen.”
Jason Dias, Values of Pain: How a culture of convenience shapes our spirituality

“We're really endless in a way. If time goes on forever, then any way you divide it is also forever. A tenth of infinity is infinity. It's only us that think the time is gone. It isn't. We're still there. Still at our wedding. Still on honeymoon. All the good times are still happening. Even in the middle of the bad times to come, we'll still be together. Forever, in a way.”
Jason Dias, The Girlfriend Project

“No drugs here, no manipulation of neurotransmitters that leaves our worldly problems unattended. And no talking cures because explicit insight is not needed. All that is required is courage: the courage to encounter discomfort and stay with it long enough to be changed by it, strengthened.”
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“We’re really endless in a way. If time goes on forever, then any way you divide it is also forever. A tenth of infinity is infinity. It’s only us that think the time is gone. It isn’t. We’re still there. Still at our wedding. Still on honeymoon. All the good times are still happening. Even in the middle of the bad times to come, we’ll still be together. Forever, in a way.”
Jason Dias, The Girlfriend Project

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Albert Camus

“That which does not kill us often makes us wish it had.

- Jason's First law”
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“The older you get, the younger everybody else looks.

- Jason's Second law”
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“The memorability of a fact is inversely proportional to its usefulness.

- Jason's Third Law”
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