I pitched a book review to the editor of a prominent magazine devoted to critical thinking and pseudoscience: “Well, I don’t see how it will fit with our magazine, but go ahead and submit it.”
I submit it.
“Looks good! We have it slated for the [date] issue, and we’ll send you the proof soon!”
[UPDATE: My review now appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Skeptical Inquirer.]
Yeah – unfortunately, wherever science walks, pseudoscience lurks, ready to pounce.
I pitched a different review of the same book to the reviews editor of a prominent scholarly journal devoted to archival science. (The same one, incidentally, that refereed my paper.)
“I really don’t see how this fits with our focus, but go ahead and submit it.”
Heh. You shall see!
With a writer as talented, articulate, and far-seeing as Christine Kenneally, you bet your boots one can write multiple reviews of The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures from different areas of focus, her book is that innovative and multi-faceted.
Everyone on the planet should read her book! (That also goes for her first book, The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language.) This is important work; this is exactly the kind of interdisciplinary research writing that I aim to do. I have a new hero!