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

Joyce Carol Oates And Jeff Vandermeer, Together At Last

Back in 2002, superstar literary journal Conjunctions redefined the intersection of science fiction and lit with its "New Wave Fabulists" issue. Now they're trying to do the same for urban fantasy. » 5/19/09 1:30pm 5/19/09 1:30pm