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Phyllis Gotlieb (born as Phyllis Fay Bloom in Toronto, Ontario, died in Toronto, Ontario) was a famous Novelist from Canada, who lived between May 25, 1926 and July 14, 2009.


Phyllis Gotlieb was a Canadian poet and science fiction author. Her novel A Judgment of Dragons won the 1982 Aurora Award for best novel.

She was the daughter of a cinema owner, spent much of her childhood with the films that they could see in the venues of her father, and decided early on to be a writer. She studied languages ​​and literature at the University of Toronto and graduated from it in 1950 with a master's degree. Then they did initially emerged as a poet and poetry readings occurred in others Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton. In order to overcome writer's block in her poetry in the 1950s, they began at the suggestion of her husband to write SF. The resulting story A Grain of Manhood was published in 1959.

Her novel, Sunburst (1964) describes the consequences of a nuclear accident, after appearing among the genetically damaged children and those with supernatural abilities and come into conflict with society. The theme of telepathy is made in many of their texts, as well as the opportunities and dangers of genetics. In O Master Caliban! (1976) Robots are trying to create their masterpieces to newly deceased on a dangerous jungle planet from human and animal genetic material, just as he himself had constructed creatures. In addition to novels and short stories - including the feminist fantasy novel Birthstone (2007) - she continued to write poetry, but also plays and plays.

She is considered the grande dame of Canadian science fiction. After the title of her first science fiction novel - one of the first examples of Canadian SF in general - was later named in their lifetime, the Canadian science fiction literary award Sunburst.

She lived in Toronto and was with the computer science professor Calvin Gotlieb married. Age of 83 she died in 2009 of a ruptured appendix.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 1 quotes who is written / told by Phyllis.

Related authors: Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen

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"You don't go after poetry, you take what comes. Maybe the gods do it through me but I certainly do a hell of a lot of the work"