preferably ones who use their political perspectives to inform their creative ideas. i know china mieville is a trot, and makes his leanings fairly obvious in his books. not actually read anything of his yet, though got a couple on the list. then there's most of brecht's theatre where he often wrote from his marxist perspective. any more worth checking out? ideally sci-fi/fantasy, but don't let that stop you contributing to the thread with any other suggestions.