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Phyllis Fay Gotlieb (Bloom)

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Toronto, Toronto Division, ON, Canada
Death: July 14, 2009 (83)
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Place of Burial: Maple, ON, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Leo Bloom and Mary Bloom
Wife of Calvin "Kelly" Gotlieb
Mother of <private> Gotlieb; <private> Gotlieb and <private> Lipson (Gotlieb)
Half sister of <private> Bloom; <private> Bloom; <private> Bloom and <private> Bloom

Occupation: Science Fiction Novelist and Poet
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About Phyllis Fay Gotlieb

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

Born of Jewish heritage 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. Three years before Sunburst was published, Gotlieb published the pamphlet Who Knows One, a collection of poems. Gotlieb won the Aurora Award for Best Novel in 1982 for her novel A Judgement of Dragons.

Her husband was Calvin Gotlieb (1921-2016) 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.
  • Blue Apes. Edmonton: Tesseract Books, 1995.
  • Flesh and Gold. New York: Tor, 1998.
  • Violent Stars. New York: Tor, 1999.
  • Mindworld. New York: Tor, 2002.
  • Birthstones - 2007


  • 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

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Phyllis Fay Gotlieb's Timeline

May 25, 1926
Toronto, Toronto Division, ON, Canada
July 14, 2009
Age 83
Toronto, ON, Canada
July 16, 2009
Age 83
Maple, ON, Canada