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 don't get writer's block. I have the opposite problem: so many ideas it's impossible to write them all down.
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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Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell, #1) Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I picked up this book because Barb Nickless came to my book signing. Authors support each other. And I'd heard great things about Blood On The Tracks.

They were all true.

This is hard-boiled-detective style thriller, except the lead character (Syndey Rose Parnell) has a heart - and a dog. She's come back from the war with a wounded sp Read more of this blog post »
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Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Lovecraft Country
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Remarkable.

I haven't read a ton of Lovecraft, preferring those who came after and expanded and promoted the universe. August Derleth is probably the reason we still remember Lovecraft at all. Matt Ruff's entry here is a sorely needed installment in t
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Waking the Dead by Jason Dias
"FAST, FURIOUS AND FRIGHTENING!
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 »
Waking the Dead by Jason Dias
"This was my first zombie novel, and I never would have suspected that I would have read one prior to reading Waking the Dead. But I enjoy Jason's writing and this was a good read. Jason does a nice job of weaving in some deeper ideas about the meanin" Read more of this review »
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Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom
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The Reckoning by John Grisham
The Reckoning
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Junk.

Grisham's style hasn't evolved into the modern age. The whole thing is antiseptic, written in a pseudo-omniscient point of view that doesn't connect to any of the characters. Almost every conversation is told in generalizations, with dialogue le
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Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
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Sci-fi, 50s style. There isn't all that much science to it; Budrys uses the SF setting to ask weird, complicated and ultimately important questions.

Except a certain amount of machismo and even chauvinism; it's the 50s. Nothing super overt, like James
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Finding Life on Mars by Jason Dias
"This book is fantastic.

I admit that I had low expectations. I bought the book at the Colorado Springs Comic Con, from the author himself. I bought it because he seemed nice and I wanted to support a local author, not because I thought it would be an" Read more of this review »
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Bad Luck Charlie by Scott  Baron
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Bad Luck Charlie: Fun, sexist wish-fulfillment.
The premise is completely absurd. Charlie gets sucked out of the normal universe into a magical one, in which space travel is facilitated by magic and fire-breathing dragons exist (in this part of the st
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Tropey.

Gilstrap builds tension throughout this story, raising the stakes page by page. I read the last couple dozen pages outside my normal reading time to find out what happens. That's praise; not many writers can get me to do that.

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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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