10 v24 -- books, links, contact information


Welcome to 10v24.net! (explanation of site name)

My name is James Banks (email, blog, follow). I am a writer and I make other creative things.

What is your writing about?

My writing so far is about two main themes, altruism and belief in God. You can see these two (somewhat) worked out in a personal journey in my older books. I think if you are altruistic, you will care about God, among all the other beings you care about. If you believe in God, it will call you to be your best, and be more altruistic.

Why is this site so grey and plain?

Grey is for the desert, for what is quiet, dry, and non-obvious. We are likely to know the truth that is vivid and loud, but not as likely to know the desert truth. The desert is a barren place, so I have made the backgrounds textured. (Texture is like color.)

Plainness is for simplicity and lightweightness.

These are some of my values, both aesthetic and spiritual, which I try to express with this site's design, but there are other values which I express in my writing.

What do you write?

Longer books: Letters to People Who Care, The Tree With Unimaginable Roots, and others.

I have written a short play and something about cooking. Also I have a story published in an online magazine, Uneven Earth.

I wrote an IPFS website, here.

I also write booklets (under 10,000 words). There are 3 booklets currently offered.

The Future of Beauty (PDF epub mobi), (2 November 2020)

This is both an essay and short story about the future of beauty. What kind of world are we trying to create for ourselves, in the far (or near) future? As we gain more ability to experience what we want to experience, what kind of experience will we end up choosing? Two depictions of beauty are given. (35 pages, free ebook, version for printing A4)

Fiducialism (PDF epub mobi), (1 October 2018)

Booklet about how everything is trust. Suggests a replacement for hedonism, pragmatism, and materialism. (Revised 23 August 2020). (22 pages, free ebook, version for printing A4)

Destruction and Beauty (PDF epub mobi), (14 July 2017)

Knowledge is justified true belief. Any thing you think, you can doubt. Nothing is really justified, unless it is justified in an "unthought" way. So then, what is left is to talk about specific beautiful things. The book discusses the following beautiful things: singleness, sustainability, the Bible, following Jesus, altruism, theism, and animals. (30 pages, free ebook, version for printing A4)

How can I contact you / keep in touch?

You can email me at banks at 10v24 dot net.

You can follow me on Goodreads, Tumblr, and Twitter.

I have a subreddit where I post links that I find interesting.

Site name

10v24 refers to 10:24. I wanted something short and unique for the URL for this site, back in 2012 when I started it. I like the aesthetics of powers of two, and I wanted to make reference to computers. Hebrews 10:24 is an appropriate verse for this site nowadays.

© 10 v24, last revised 6 October 2021