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“Eastwood’s writing style is rich in character development. Through vivid description, I was able to form clear images of the characters and connect with them on a deep, albeit imaginative, level. Eastwood expertly links current events – spoken as though occurring in some distant past – and links this to what it portends in the present – an imaginative future. Imagine James Patterson’s Alex Cross but with a science fiction twist. Midnight Black is a character driven thriller that has something to say and knows how to tell a suspenseful story.”

5-Stars – Literary Titan Reviews.

“Since I enjoyed Midnight Black when it was first published, I was interested to see the changes the author incorporated into this expanded version… he has definitely taken it to the next level… the twist is that it is solidly based on our recent history and what is going on in the world today, giving it a more realistic angle than most books in this genre… reading this book will lead you down several thought avenues and maybe have you looking at our world with more insight.  It is a wakeup call for all those with their heads in the sand.”

5-Stars - Jennie Rosenblum –

“With today's rise of rightwing populism bringing the world to the very brink of midnight on the Doomsday Clock, this is a timely and chillingly provocative novel. The book is fast paced and is well-written. There's violence, vigilante justice, crime, language, and sexuality depicted, but nothing unexpected or unbearable, considering the genre. I give it my wholehearted endorsement!" 5-Stars - CheshaCatTaxi – NetGallery Reviewer


“The conceptual build-up of Billy Russell’s story was really superb. What follows is a fascinating and politically charged conspiracy plot that threatens the overthrow of current society and asks important questions about who is on the right side for the good of mankind. This book is absolutely faultless as a reading experience. I recommend Midnight Black as a must-read for fans of thriller, spy and end-of-the-world fiction.” 

5-Stars - K.C. Finn


“What an imagination Eastwood has. He took me right into his world with great detail with both the characters and the locations. If anyone is looking for a thriller, and I mean a thriller, the Midnight Black is the book you’re looking for.” Five very big stars.”  Pearl G - Amazon review

“What a great read. A compelling story that moves along at a suspenseful pace, yet is so believable, it was scary. Once I began reading, I had difficulty putting the book down. It was a real page turner with a great surprise ending.”

5 stars - Chris Sabella – Amazon review




“R. J. Eastwood’s science fiction novel The Autopsy of Planet Earth was the overall winner of Book Talk Radio’s Book of the Year! It… Eastwood shines with his imagination and insight as to the human race and what it is capable of changing and learning, etc. So, much to think about and so much to discuss with others! This is a tremendous book for a book group to read!”


“The author does an excellent job of taking what is familiar and crafting a new world that is relatable allowing readers to logically suspend disbelief.”

5-Stars - Nicole, Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.


“The idea for The Autopsy of Planet Earth by R.J. Eastwood is pure brilliance. That an alien would show up on our planet one day, claiming not only to have created Man but to have deliberately abandoned us, is quite a lot for a novel to take on… but R.J. Eastwood manages to pull it off with style and flair. This novel is for all those hooked by the introduction to the original Star Trek series ‘to boldly go where no man has gone before.’ R.J. Eastwood takes us there and back. For me it was a great journey. and I think you will like it too.”

5-Stars - Ray Simmons for Readers’ Favorite.

“The Autopsy of Planet Earth is an extraordinary tale told of quite ordinary language. Imagination is what author R. J. Eastwood brings to this book. Imagination through a deviously twisting story line comprised of one-quarter political intrigue, one-quarter suspense, and all-quarters creative alternative Sci-Fi.  It is Robert Heinlein on speed—a concept around every corner, an event around every page. A barnburner. A page-turner.”

5-Stars - Reviewed by Don B.



“The Autopsy of Planet Earth is, simply put, fantastic, and a highly entertaining read in the genre of science fiction… Eastwood’s writing is a breath of fresh air. The story immediately pulled me in and didn't let go until the last page. For anyone remotely interested in what the arrival of extraterrestrials might represent to humans, The Autopsy of Planet Earth is a must read.

5-Stars Brian L.