Prolific English Crime Novelist P.D.James OBE, FRSA, FRSL (Baroness James of Holland Park), sadly died at her home in Oxford on 27 November 2014, aged 94. Born 3 August 1920 in Oxford. She was educated at the British School in Ludlow and Cambridge High School for Girls. She had to leave school at the age of sixteen to work because her family did not have much money and her father did not believe in higher education for girls. She worked in a tax office for three years and later found a job as an assistant stage manager for a theatre group. In 1941, she married Ernest Connor Bantry White, an army doctor. They had two daughters, Clare and Jane. When White returned from World War II, he was badly affected by Post traumatic stress disorder, and James was forced to provide for the whole family until her husband’s death in 1964. James studied hospital administration and from 1949 to 1968 worked for a hospital board in London.

She began writing in the mid-1950s. Her first novel, Cover Her Face, featuring investigator and poet Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard, (named after a teacher at Cambridge High School), was published in 1962.Many of James’s mystery novels take place against the backdrop of UK bureaucracies, such as the criminal justice system and the National Health Service, in which she worked for decades starting in the 1940s. Two years after the publication of Cover Her Face, James’s husband died, and she took a position as a civil servant within the criminal section of the Home Office. She worked in government service until her retirement in 1979. The final Dalgleish novel was The Private Patient.

In 1991, James was made a life peer as Baroness James of Holland Park and sat in the House of Lords as a Conservative. She was an Anglican and a lay patron of the Prayer Book Society. Her 2001 work, Death in Holy Orders, displays her familiarity with the inner workings of church hierarchy. Her later novels were often set in a community closed in some way, such as a publishing house or barristers’ chambers, a theological college, an island or a private clinic.

She was also guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in December 2009 and conducted an interview with the Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, in which she seemed critical of some of his decisions. Regular Today presenter Evan Davis commented that “She shouldn’t be guest editing; she should be permanently presenting the programme. In 2008, she was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame at the inaugural ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. James was also one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter opposing Scottish independence during the run up to the referendum. She is survived by her two daughters, Clare and Jane, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Many of James’s mystery novels have also been adapted for television Featuring Roy Marsden as Adam Dalgliesh including Death in Holy Orders in 2003, and The Murder Room in 2004, both as one-off dramas starring Martin Shaw as Dalgliesh. Her novel The Children of Men (1992) was the basis for the feature film Children of Men (2006), directed by Alfonso Cuarón which starred Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine.

Malcolm Bradbury CBE KB

English author and academic Sir Malcolm Bradbury CBE KB sadly died 27 November 2000. He was born 7 September 1932 in Sheffield. However His family moved to London in 1935, but he returned to Sheffield in 1941 with his brother and mother. The family later moved to Nottingham and in 1943 Bradbury attended West Bridgford Grammar School, where he remained until 1950. He read English at University College, Leicester and gained a first-class degree in English in 1953. He continued his studies at Queen Mary College, University of London, where he gained his MA in 1955.

Between 1955 and 1958 Bradbury moved between teaching posts with the University of Manchester and Indiana University in the United States. He returned to England in 1958 for a major heart operation; such was his heart condition that he was not expected to live beyond middle age. In 1959, while in hospital, he completed his first novel, Eating People is Wrong. Bradbury married Elizabeth Salt and they had two sons. He took up his first teaching post as an adult-education tutor at the University of Hull. With his study on Evelyn Waugh in 1962 he began his career of writing and editing critical books. From 1961 to 1965 he taught at the University of Birmingham. He completed his PhD in American studies at the University of Manchester in 1962, moving to the University of East Anglia (his second novel, Stepping Westward, appeared in 1965), where he became Professor of American Studies in 1970 and launched the MA in Creative Writing course, attended by both Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. He published Possibilities: Essays on the State of the Novel in 1973, The History Man in 1975, Who Do You Think You Are? in 1976, Rates of Exchange in 1983 and Cuts: A Very Short Novel in 1987.

He also published books on Evelyn Waugh, Saul Bellow and E. M. Forster, as well as editions of such modern classics as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and a number of surveys and handbooks of modern fiction, both British and American. However, he is best known to a wider public as a novelist. Although often compared with his contemporary David Lodge, a friend who has also written campus novels, Bradbury’s books are consistently darker in mood and less playful both in style and language. In 1986 he wrote a short humorous book titled Why Come to Slaka?, a parody of travel books, dealing with Slaka, the fictional Eastern European country that is the setting for his novel Rates of Exchange, a 1983 novel that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

He also wrote extensively for television, including scripting series such as Anything More Would Be Greedy, The Gravy Train, the sequel The Gravy Train Goes East (which explored life in Bradbury’s fictional Slaka), and adapting novels such as Tom Sharpe’s Blott on the Landscape and Porterhouse Blue, Alison Lurie’s Imaginary Friends and Kingsley Amis’s The Green Man. His last television script was the episode Foreign Bodies for the series Dalziel and Pascoe.

He retired from academic life in 1995. Bradbury became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1991 for services to literature and was made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours 2000, again for services to literature. Bradbury died at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Colman Hospital, Norwich, 27 November 2000. He was buried on 4 December 2000 in the churchyard of St Mary’s parish church, Tasburgh, a village near Norwich where the Bradburys owned a second home. Though he was not an orthodox religious believer, he respected the traditions and socio-cultural role of the Church of England and enjoyed visiting churches in the spirit of Philip Larkin’s poem “Church Going”.

Ada Lovelace (Enchantress of Numbers)

The Analyst, Metaphysician, and Founder of Scientific Computing, Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace Sadly passed away on November 27, 1852, in Marylebone at the age of 37, from Cancer. Born Augusta Ada Byron on 10th December 1815. She was the daughter of Lord Byron and is remembered as a mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often considered the world’s first computer programmer and left a legacy as role model for young women entering technology careers.Ada was the only legitimate child born to the poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Byron). She had no relationship with her father, who separated from her mother just a month after Ada was born, and four months later he left England forever and died in Greece in 1823 leaving her mother to raise her single-handedly, Her life was an apotheosis of struggle between emotion and reason, subjectivism and objectivism, poetics and mathematics, ill health and bursts of energy.

Lady Byron wished her daughter to be unlike her poetic father, and she saw to it that Ada received tutoring in mathematics and music, as disciplines to counter dangerous poetic tendencies. But Ada’s complex inheritance became apparent as early as 1828, when she produced the design for a flying machine. As a young adult, she took an interest in mathematics, and in particular that of Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge, Charles Babbage whom she met met in 1833, when she was just 17, who was One of the gentlemanly scientists of the era and become Ada’s lifelong friend. Babbage, was known as the inventor of the Difference Engine, an elaborate calculating machine that operated by the method of finite differences , and they began a voluminous correspondence on the topics of mathematics, logic, and ultimately all subjects.

In 1835, Ada married William King, ten years her senior, and when King inherited a noble title in 1838, they became the Earl and Countess of Lovelace. Ada had three children. The family and its fortunes were very much directed by Lady Byron, whose domineering was rarely opposed by King. Babbage had made plans in 1834 for a new kind of calculating machine (although the Difference Engine was not finished), an Analytical Engine. His Parliamentary sponsors refused to support a second machine with the first unfinished, but Babbage found sympathy for his new project abroad. In 1842, an Italian mathematician, Louis Menebrea, published a memoir in French on the subject of the Analytical Engine. Babbage enlisted Ada as translator for the memoir, and during a nine-month period in 1842-43, she worked feverishly on the article and a set of Notes she appended to it. These notes contain what is considered the first computer program — that is, an algorithm encoded for processing by a machine. Ada’s notes are important in the early history of computers. She also foresaw the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching while others, including Babbage himself, focused only on these capabilities

Ada called herself an Analyst (& Metaphysician), and the combination was put to use in the Notes. She understood the plans for the device as well as Babbage but was better at articulating its promise. She rightly saw it as what we would call a general-purpose computer. It was suited for “developing and tabulating any function whatever. . . the engine is the material expression of any indefinite function of any degree of generality and complexity.” Her Notes anticipated future developments, including computer-generated music. Her contributions to science and fascination for Babbage’s Difference Engine earned her the nickname “Enchantress of Numbers.”

Mike Bordin (Faith no more)

Mike Bordin, the drummer with Faith No More was born 27th November in 1962. Faith No More hail from San Francisco, California, and were regarded as one of the most influential metal/rock bands of the late 80s and early 90s, and credited for inventing alternative metal and as an influence on nu metal.It was formed originally as Faith No Man in 1981 by bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist Wade Worthington, vocalist M Morris, and drummer Mike Bordin.A year later when Worthington was replaced by keyboardist Roddy Bottum, who along with Gould and Bordin, formed Faith No More. After going through a series of singers which included Courtney Love, the band was joined by Chuck Mosley in 1983. The same year, Jim Martin was recruited to replace guitarist Mark Bowen. Faith No More underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, We Care a Lot, in 1985. Within a year the band signed up with Slash Records, and in 1987 their second album Introduce Yourself was released. Membership remained stable until vocalist Mosley was replaced by Mike Patton in 1988. In 1989, the band released their highly successful album, The Real Thing, which featured the songs“Epic, Falling To Pieces, From Out of Nowhere and Small Victory.

The band’s next album, 1992′s Angel Dust, was also highly successful and spawned the hit Midlife Crisis, , which became their sole #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in their career. Angel Dust is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums of the 90′s. Faith No More however declined in popularity in the subsequent years. Longtime guitarist Jim Martin left the group in 1994 and was replaced by Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance. After the release of their next album, 1995′s King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime, Spruance was replaced briefly by Dean Menta, who would eventually be replaced by their current guitarist Jon Hudson. After releasing one more album, Album of the Year, in 1997, Faith No More broke up in April 1998, and all members began work on side projects.

On February 24, 2009, Faith No More announced that they would be reforming for a European tour with the same lineup at the time of their breakup.In June 2009, they performed together for the first time in eleven years at the Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom, as part of their The Second Coming Tour. Throughout 2010, the band continued to perform at multiple live venues. In September 2010, the band announced that the reunion tour would come to an end in December and plans for a new album had been scrapped, although bassist Billy Gould has said recently that the band might continue. Faith No More returned again in November 14th 2011 at the SWU Music and Arts Festival, in the Brazilian city of Paulínia, as well on three other dates. Trey Spruance joined the band onstage for the very first time to perform the King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime album in its entirety in Santiago, Chile in November 2011.

FAITH NO MORE THE REAL THING http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hiyvw5AD-C8

Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds)

Charlie Burchill guitarist and keyboard player with Scottish rock band Simple Minds was Born 27th November 1959. Simple Minds achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s and continue to tour in the new millennium.The band produced a number of critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s and best known for their No. 1 hit single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. They are also known for the No. 3 US hit single “Alive and Kicking” and the No. 1 UK hit single “Belfast Child”. In 1986, the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

The band has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, among them are New Gold Record andOnce Upon a TimeThe core of the band is the two remaining founder members – Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting) – and drummer Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982). The other current band members are Andy Gillespie (keyboards) and Ged Grimes (bass guitar). Significant former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes and keyboard player Michael MacNeil (the latter credited as a significant band composer during the band’s rise in the 1980′s. Their latest Album Big Music was released in 2014.

Jimi Hendrix

Considered to be the greatest guitarist in popular music, The late great James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) was born on this date November 27, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, in 1942. He is Widely hailed by music fans and critics alike as the greatest electric guitarist of all time, and remains the most influential rock guitarist and songwriter in recording history. He was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm, blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.Hendrix was mostly self-taught on the guitar. He was ambidextrous but chose to play the guitar upside-down and re-strung for playing left-handed, which suggests that he was more comfortable left-handed. As a guitarist, he built upon the innovations of blues stylists such as B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters, as well as those of rhythm and blues and soul music guitarists such as Curtis Mayfield.

Hendrix’s music was also influenced by jazz; he often cited Rahsaan Roland Kirk as his favourite musician. In addition, Hendrix extended the tradition of rock guitar; although previous guitarists, such as The Kinks’ Dave Davies, Jeff Beck, and The Who’s Pete Townshend, had employed techniques such as feedback, distortion and other effects as sonic tools,Hendrix was able to exploit them to a previously undreamed-of extent, and made them an integral part of his own private, unique genre, which he called “Red”. The Hendrix sound combined high volume and high power, feedback manipulation, and a range of cutting-edge guitar effects, especially the UniVibe-Octavia combination, which can be heard to full effect on the Band of Gypsies’ live version of “Machine Gun”. He was also known for his trick playing, which included playing with only his right (fretting) hand, using his teeth or playing behind his back, although he soon grew tired of audience demands to perform these tricks.

As a record producer, Hendrix was an innovator in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. Hendrix was notably one of the first to experiment with stereo effects during the recording process. Hendrix was also an accomplished songwriter whose compositions have been performed by countless artists. At Woodstock, Larry Lee was a member of Hendrix’ Band of Gypsies, and also played a Gibson Les Paul Studio model and sung with Hendrix as well.During his lifetime Hendrix won many of the most prestigious rock music awards, and has been posthumously awarded many more, including being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

An English Heritage blue plaque was erected in his name on his former residence at Brook Street, London, in September 1997. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.) was dedicated in 1994. In 2006, his debut US album, Are You Experienced, was inducted into the United States National Recording Registry, and in 2003 Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time.

RAINBOW BRIDGE http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cg-UFaOR3Q

Blue Planet 2

The stunning natural history documentary Blue Planet II, is out on DVD. Narrated by David Attenborough with the accompanying book which is authored by James Honeyborne andMark Brownlow. This programme has been made possible by using cutting-edge breakthroughs in science and technology to explore new worlds, and reveal astonishing creatures and extraordinary new animal behaviors not seen before, Breakthroughs in technology such as rebreathers and deep sea submersibles have enabled us to access areas which were previously out-of-bounds and enhanced our knowledge of the oceans, and our understanding of what goes on in them has been increased accordingly.

Blue Planet II Explores many different marine environments. The first episode “One Ocean” gives a general overview of the series and includes Giant Travelly’s launching themselves out of the water to catch newly fledged Sooty Terns who have unwisely decided to land on the sea for a rest, while Dolphins and False Killer Whales hunt together and cooperate in order to catch more food. The next episode “deep seas” looks at the little known region at the bottom of the ocean where there is perpetual darkness. Despite this many bizarre looking crustaceans and fish manage to live here, with many providing their own light by means of bioluminescence in order to catch food while Six gilled sharks, Spider Crabs and primative Hag Fish feed on the carcasses of dead whales which have floated down from the surface. Many species of deep sea coral also live here. Super salty Brine also accumulates at the bottom of the ocean but even here Eels feed on animals which have succumbed to the salinity, however this is fraught with danger as spending too much time here also sends the eels into Toxic Shock and they end up meeting to the same grisly fate if they are not careful. Elsewhere Scalding hot Deep sea hydrothermal vents such as “Godzilla” and “The Lost City” exude toxic fumes along the mid Atlantic Ridge and look uninhabitable, but are also home to a surprisingly wide variety of bizarre crustaceans and fish which are not found anywhere else on the planet. These Deep Sea Hydrothermal vents also create hydrocarbons, which are very important for building solid skeletons and may have been where the very first life forms on Earth evolved.

The episode “coral reef” looks at the extensive communities which inhabit coral reefs including the wide variety of colourful fish, molluscs, cephalopods such as Octopus, Squid and many species of crustaceans such as crabs, shrimp, prawns and Lobsters. These areas also play in important role for open ocean dwellers such as Manta Rays who visit the reefs in order to be cleaned of parasites by the local fish who get a free meal in return. The episode also looks at the way some fish and octopus on the reef also co-operate with one another in order to secure a meal, the larger fish can’t get into the smaller crevices to catch the prey so the octopus reaches in to flush out the prey. The Clownfish also co-operates with the deadly sea anemone whose sting is lethal to all other fish but it protects the Clown-fish who in turn helps the anaemone. The episode also looks at the Reef sharks who patrol the reefs at night ready to eat any unwary fish caught unawares out in the open. Sadly coral reefs are under increasing threat from warming seas caused by man made pollution and gasses which are heating up the atmosphere and seas and causing ecolgical damage including coral bleaching. The next episode “open ocean” looks at the lives of the many species Whales, Dolphins, sharks, Sunfish, manta Rays and and other marine animals which spend most of their lives patrolling and feeding out in the open ocean”

The next episode “green seas” examines the many inhabitants which live among Seaweed and kelp forests which are bursting with life including Sea Lions, sharks, Sea Otters and many crustaceans and cephalopods. The episode also looks at the intelligence of cephalopods such as octopus who hunt crabs, and avoid capture by sharks by disguising themselves And have a novel way of escaping when caught. The episode also features Giant Cuttlefish who also use disguise this time in order to fool rivals and secure a mate and Spider crabs who migrate en-masse to shallow water when they are about to moult in order to ensure fewer casualties.

The next episode is “coastal regions” examines the inhabitants of sheer cliffs and rock pools. Rock pools are home to a wide variety of crustaceans such as many species crabs, shrimps and prawns, molluscs such as mussels, periwinkles, limpets, barnacles, jellyfish and many species of fish. The episode also features large communities of nesting birds including guillimots, Puffins Terns and Black Backed gulls who all nest on inaccessible cliffs in order to escape most predators but despite this their young are still preyed upon by predatory Frigate Birds and Arctic Skuas.

The final episode “Our Blue Planet” looks at the impact human activity has had on the ocean from Acidification and coral bleaching caused by warming seas, pollution, over fishing, killing of sharks and littering of the planets oceans with plastics which has had a disastrous affect on some species such as coral reefs but has allowed species like predatory Humboldt squid to benefit from the overfishing of sharks, although Whale numbers are starting to recover since whaling was banned in most countries and underwater. Kelp forests are also starting to recover since people stopped hunting sea otters for their pelts, as the sea otters kept the sea urchins in check and prevented them swarming and eating all the kelp forests

Valerian and the City of a thousand Planets

The exciting and glossy French science fiction action-adventure space opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Has been released on DVD. It is written and directed by Luc Besson and co-produced by Besson and his wife, Virginie Besson-Silla. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. It stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer in supporting roles. I would also like to read the original Science fiction story as many fans say it is superior to the film, which surprisingly did not perform as well as many had expected at the box office. So far I have downloaded the first issue of Valerian and Laureline “The City of Shifting Waters” free on Kindle and would like to read further issues. There is also a book of stunning science-fiction Concept Art for the film, which I would like to read as I am heavily into the Science-fiction/fantasy art of Roger Dean, H.R.Giger, Roger Whelan and many othets

It takes place in the 28th century, on the space station Alpha where millions of creatures from different planets live peacefully and exchange their knowledge and cultures. Alpha began as a space station around Earth and grew as more alien species colonised it. Valerian and Laureline are special agents living on Space Station Alpha. During a dream, Valerian sees a planet where a low-tech humanoid race lives peacefully in a tropical paradise FIshing for energy-containing pearls and using certain animals to duplicate them. However thier peaceful existence is violently cut short

Valerian and Laureline are sent on a mission to retrieve one of the rare animals from his dream, called a “converter”, from a black market dealer. He and Laureline obtain the converter and return to Alpha, where they are told by Commander Filitt that part of the station has been infected by an unknown force, rendering it highly toxic, and that the troops that were sent into the area have not returned, and that the infection is spreading.

so Laureline and Valerian are assigned to protect the commander. Sadly they are ambushed by  humanoid aliens who kidnap the Commander. Luckily Valerian frees himself and the others and pursues the kidnappers, who head for the infected area however this does not go well, Later Laureline goes searching for Valerian and finds him unconscious at the edge of the infected area. Then she herself is kidnapped by a group of primitive humanoids, however Valerian and a Shapeshifter named Bubble manage to rescue Laureline and escape. As Valerian and Laureline venture further into the infected area, they also discover where Commander Filitt is being held.

The leader of the humanoids explains to Valerian that his people were living peacefully on the planet Mül when two technologically advanced races, one of them human, started fighting, then a doomsday weapon was fired during the conflict, this successfully destroyed the enemy, unfortunately it also destroyed Mül. Luckily A small group of survivors sheltered in a crashed spaceship and managed to repair it, learning much about technology and the history of other races. They Journeyed to Alpha where they constructed a spaceship that could recreate a planet like Mül. However they still need a Converter and a Pearl in order to launch the ship. Valerian and Laureline then learn of Filitt’s dubious activities during the destruction of Mül, however they are rudely interupted when Filitt’s robot soldiers attack and all hell breaks loose…

War for the Planet of the Apes

The science fiction film War for the Planet of the Apes is out on DVD today. It is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. It is A sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and is the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn, and follows a confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth following the outbreak of a deadly virus.

It is set two years after the U.S. military fought off an attack by a vengeful, human-hating bonobo named Koba and his tribe of increasingly intelligent and dangerous apes, who staged a coup against Caesar, the leader of the apes, and waged war against the human survivors in San Francisco. The apes’ clan, led by the chimpanzee Caesar, now find themselves under attack from a rogue paramilitary faction known as Alpha-Omega, led by a mysterious Colonel (Woody Harrelson). The human soldiers are met by heavy ape resistance and some are captured by the apes. Caesar arrives and releases the human soldiers, telling them to deliver a message to the Colonel – that he killed Koba for starting the war and that he desires peace between the humans and apes. Meanwhile Caesar’s son, Blue Eyes, and his lieutenant Rocket search for a safe haven for the apes. That night, a group of Alpha-Omega soldiers, led by the Colonel, infiltrates the apes’ home behind a waterfall and The Colonel kills Ceasars wife Cornelia. Then the ape “Winter” disappears and is suspected of treachery.

So Caesar departs with the apes Maurice, Luca and Rocket to exact revenge on the Colonel for the deaths of his wife and oldest son. Meanwhile The other apes head for the desert and come across an abandoned village, where they encounter a soldier, and kill him. Caesar, Maurice, Luca, and Rocket discover a mute girl who the soldier was looking after. Caesar’s party eventually sneak inside an Alpha-Omega camp on a beach and encounter Winter, He tells Caesar’s group that the Colonel has departed for a location called the “border”, so they follow the soldiers to the border and encounter Bad Ape, a reclusive chimpanzee hermit who lived in the Sierra Zoo before the Simian Flu pandemic who reveals the location of the human soldiers.

When the group arrives at the border, they see hundreds of apes held captive inside a former quarantine facility. While Luca and Caesar encounter an Alpha Omega Patrol and Caesar learns that the captured apes belong to his clan, and are being forced to build a wall with no food or water. Caesar is captured and learns that the Simian Flu virus has mutated and now causes humans who survived the original strain to become mute. the Colonel wants to stop the spread of the virus and explains to Caesar that he is fighting a “holy war” for survival. Maurice, Rocket and the mute girl, Nova, attempt to rescue Caesar, and escape, Confront the Colonel and rescue the other apes,

However they are rudely interrupted when the facillity is suddenly attacked by the Northern Army and there is an epic confrontation between the forces of Alpha-Omega and the northern army and Maurice, Rocket, Red, Preacher, Caesar, and Nova all find themselves caught up in the fighting between Alpha Omega and The Northern Army as they try to escape the carnage.