When a single extraterrestrial arrives on Planet Earth and claims his race created mankind only to have abandoned them early in their evolution, a U.S. politician and a doctor are drawn into a world that extends beyond the Milky Way and become the first humans to go where no humans have gone before. Will the alien's arrival save Earth from a destruction caused by the very society that relies on it for survival? Can humankind's missteps, blindly repeated for millennia, be reversed?With uncanny insight, The Autopsy of Planet Earth delves into human consciousness at breakneck speed.
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About the Author
R. J. Eastwood has written, produced, and directed feature films and television programs, and has been honored with over 75 industry awards along the way. He is the author of five books, four of which are non-fiction, and his first novel was chosen as one of the top five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards.He enjoys Italian cooking, having grown up with a Sicilian mother who took the time to ensure that each of her children knew how to prepare a great Italian meal.
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The Autopsy of Planet Earth: A Sci-Fi Novel based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
The Alien, Legna, has come to help earth. The problem is what kind of help and in what manner is the help going to be rendered? This is where Eastwood shines with his imagination and insight as to the human race and what it is capable of changing, 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! Do not miss this book! Award winning book for the best book on Book Talk Radio!
I had read the summary of this book and so was a little surprised at the “normal”ness of the beginning of this book. It sets up like any book until the main character, Gabriel meets the alien and the alien came from left field. I don’t want to give too much away but the alien is not what I expected. The alien, Legna, has some very human characteristics and uses total logic to deal with humans. I really wish I had read this with a Book Club because there were a lot of ideas and areas I would have liked to discuss as a group.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite The Autopsy of Planet Earth by R.J. Eastwood is a fast-paced, gripping sci-fi novel with a unique premise, a story that follows the adventure of an alien who may hold the key to save Earth from its slow death. Legna, an extraterrestrial, arrives on Earth with a very curious claim — his race created mankind and then abandoned humans to evolve on their own. Now disheartened at humanity’s slow self-destruction and ignorance, he’s returned to reverse the path and restore them to a way of life that knows peace and harmony. Readers are thrust into a dizzying adventure with the US Chief of Staff, Gabriel Ferro, and Dr. Catherine Blake as they are transported to a world where no human has ever been. Can the alien be for real and is there a way to correct the harm that is already done to Earth and humanity? The answers this book offers will surprise you. This is a sci-fi story with a powerful international setting in the future, introducing readers to strange happenings and to intriguing scientific considerations. R.J. Eastwood creates an array of characters, including anthropologists, scientists, politicians, and researchers, who fit neatly into the narrative. With an intelligent sense of backstory, the author infuses life and humanity into his characters. The plot shows proof of a highly imaginative mind, done with intricacies that create a unique journey for readers. The Autopsy of Planet Earth will appeal to sci-fi fans who enjoy stories involving aliens and space travel. The prose is crisp and the setting breathtaking. R.J. Eastwood’s short chapters and constant shifts in story line create a powerful sense of suspense in readers and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover what comes next. An intelligently plotted and well-written science fiction tale.
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite The Autopsy of Planet Earth by R.J. Eastwood is a spellbinding science fiction novel with a very original concept and great potential for entertainment, a story that raises intriguing questions about mankind’s destiny on the dying planet. The reader meets compelling characters, including an alien, Legna, who is on a mission to restore humankind to its original place of peace and balance with the earth. A chief of staff at the US Presidency, Gabriel Ferro, and Dr. Catherine Blake are transported into a world beyond anything any human has ever known. The question that follows this adventure is: can man be stopped from continuing to be a threat to the world he inhabits? The answers to this question will surprise the reader as they follow the well-sculpted characters. R.J. Eastwood shows a lot of imagination in crafting this story and one can’t fail to notice the historical and scientific elements that are so brilliantly woven into the plot. The writing is injected with great realism and there is a prophetic message that comes out very clearly — humanity’s greed is at the root of the earth’s ills. The conflict developed in this book is monumental, and it is about the survival of the planet, a question that becomes today’s pressing reality with the increasing levels of global warming and natural calamities. The writing in The Autopsy of Planet Earth is excellent, with vivid descriptions that allow the reader to have clear images of elements of the setting. Here is a story that will entertain readers and force them to look at the earth with new eyes. Brilliantly plotted and accomplished with a master’s touch. A great read, indeed.