When should an author leave out his/her politics from a story?

Joyce Carol Oates' story about twin brothers caused some consternation, because the "demon" brother is identified as a conservative politician. So when should authors leave their politics out of a story? Apex's Michael A. Burstein has a well-thought-out response. » 8/25/10 3:44pm 8/25/10 3:44pm

Science Fiction’s Fiercest Sibling Rivalries

The only creature who could ever make Data truly feel something was his twin brother, the evil, Borg-diddling Lore. Science fiction is full of nemeses, heroes and villains whose most fearsome foes live right in their immediate families. We delved into the deep psychology of science fiction’s most bitter sibling… » 10/09/08 8:40am 10/09/08 8:40am