Phyllis Gotlieb Critical Essays


Gotlieb, Phyllis 1926–

Gotlieb is a Canadian poet, science fiction writer, novelist, and playwright. A poet during her teens, Gotlieb turned to science fiction in her early twenties to "break the writer's block." She now writes poetry and mainstream fiction as well as science fiction, finding that her science fiction has "taught me to write in a quick clean style" that has helped her work in other genres. A self-professed humanist, Gotlieb is occupied with the search for universal connections in all her writing. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 13-16, rev. ed.)