RIP, Phyllis Gotleib, the mother of Canadian science fiction

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7 Responses to “RIP, Phyllis Gotleib, the mother of Canadian science fiction”

  1. Theophylact says:

    Eighty-two is not “very old”, you young whippersnapper.

  2. domconlon says:

    What beautiful and heartfelt sentiments. I’ll have to read her work.

  3. Candas says:

    That is like so many Phyllis stories: full of her grace and charm. I also loved her weird and quirky intelligence and wit. She was such a great writer too, bringing the same weird and wonderful world view to both poetry and SF, and with a style all her own. She was still writing and publishing too–totally a model for us all. It’s hard to lose her.
    Thanks Cory for posting this. For those in or near Toronto, details of her funeral will be posted at
    http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/ServiceDetails.aspx?snum=125855&fg=0

    –Candas Jane Dorsey

  4. Jewels Vern says:

    The TSA creeps were unconstitutional to start with and have been documented thieves all along. Why is any self respecting citizen dealing with them at all?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Never knew she was an SF writer! I only heard of her through this poem: http://yahongchi.tumblr.com/post/3044587912/a-poem-for-february.
    Diverse woman!

  6. Greg Weeks says:

    I still fondly remember Sunburst. I must have read it three or four times in high school.

  7. ++A++ says:

    My condolences to all her loved ones… I only discovered her work about a year ago, but “Flesh & Gold” & “Blue Apes” immediately went to my ‘favorites’ list… (along with Candas Dorsey’s “Black Wine”) ;-)

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