RIP, Phyllis Gotleib, the mother of Canadian science fiction


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

    –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:
    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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