Phyllis Fay Gotlieb, née Bloom (May 25, 1926 – July 14, 2009)[1] BA, MA was a Canadian science fiction novelist and poet.

Born of Jewish heritage[2] in Toronto, Gotlieb graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in literature in 1948 (BA) and 1950 (MA).

The Sunburst Award is named for her first novel, Sunburst.[3] Three years before Sunburst was published, Gotlieb published the pamphlet Who Knows One, a collection of poems.[4] Gotlieb won the Prix Aurora Award for Best Novel in 1982 for her novel A Judgement of Dragons.

Her widower is Calvin Gotlieb, a computer science professor; they lived in Toronto, Ontario.



  • Who Knows One? Toronto: Hawkshead Press, 1961.
  • Sunburst. New York: Fawcett, 1964.
  • Why Should I Have All the Grief? Toronto: Macmillan, 1969.
  • O Master Caliban! New York: Harper and Row, 1976.
  • A Judgement of Dragons. New York: Berkley Publishers, 1980.
  • Emperor, Swords, Pentacles. New York: Ace, 1982.
  • Son of the Morning and Other Stories. New York: Ace, 1983.
  • The Kingdom of the Cats. New York: Ace, 1985.
  • Heart of Red Iron. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.[5]
  • Blue Apes. Edmonton: Tesseract Books, 1995.[5]
  • Flesh and Gold. New York: Tor, 1998.[5]
  • Violent Stars. New York: Tor, 1999.[5]
  • Mindworld. New York: Tor, 2002.[5]
  • Birthstones. Toronto: Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2007.[5]


  • Within the Zodiac. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1964.
  • Ordinary Moving. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1969.
  • Doctor Umlaut's Earthly Kingdom. London, ON: Calliope Press, 1974.
  • The Works. London, ON: Calliope Press, 1978.
  • Red Blood Black Ink White Paper: New and Selected Poems 1961-2001. Toronto: Exile Editions, 2002. - 2002
  • Phyllis Loves Kelly. Toronto: University of Toronto, 2014.

Except where noted, bibliographic information courtesy Brock University.[6]


  1. ^ Phyllis Gotlieb Service Details
  2. ^ Biography
  3. ^ The Sunburst Award
  4. ^ Phyllis Fay Gotlieb at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Selected Poetry of Phyllis Gotlieb," Representative Poetry Online,, Web, Apr. 27, 2001.
  6. ^ "Phyllis Gotlieb," Canadian Women Poets,, Web, Apr. 27, 2011.

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