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Phyllis Gotlieb

Born Toronto 1926 (Phyllis Bloom); BA 1948, MA 1950, University of Toronto; in 1949 married Calvin Gotlieb, now professor emeritus of Computer Science at University of Toronto; three grown children, four grandchildren. Lives and has lived lifelong in Toronto.

Bibliography (to July 2002)


  • Within the Zodiac, McClelland & Stewart 1964
  • Ordinary, Moving, Oxford 1969, Governor Generalís Award nominee
  • Doctor Umlaut's Earthly Kingdom, Calliope Press1974
  • The Works: Collected Poems, Calliope Press1978
  • Hasidic Influences in the Work of A.M. Klein, essay, A.M. Klein Symposium, Ottawa, 1974.


  • Why Should I Have all the Grief?, Macmillan of Canada1969

all the following are science fiction:

  • Sunburst, Fawcett Gold Medal Books1964, Berkley 1978, Gregg Press (hc) 1978, translations into French, Dutch, Norwegian and German
  • O Master Caliban!, Harper & Row 1976, Bantam/Seal 1979, translations into German, Italian and Japanese
  • A Judgement of Dragons, Ace1980
  • Emperor, Swords, Pentacles, Ace 1982
  • The Kingdom of the Cats, Ace1985
  • Heart of Red Iron, St. Martin's Press 1989
  • Flesh and Gold, Tor 1998
  • Violent Stars, Tor 1999.
  • Mindworlds, Tor 2002.

Short story collections:

  • Son of the Morning and Other Stories, Ace1983
  • Blue Apes, Tesseract, December 1995

Verse plays commissioned by CBC (1969-1978):

  • Dr Umlautís Earthly Kingdom
  • Garden Varieties
  • Silent Movie Days
  • The Contract
  • God on Trial Before Rabbi Ovadia.


  • (Co-editor with Douglas Barbour) Tesseracts, Press PorcÈpic 1987

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