Benjamin Rosenbaum

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Benjamin Rosenbaum
Born (1969-08-23) August 23, 1969 (age 53)

Benjamin Rosenbaum (born August 23, 1969) is an American science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction writer and computer programmer, whose stories have been finalists for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the BSFA award, and the World Fantasy Award.[1]


Born in New York City but raised in Arlington, Virginia, Rosenbaum received degrees in computer science and religious studies from Brown University.

His past software development positions include designing software for the National Science Foundation, designing software for the D.C. city government, and being one of the founders of Digital Addiction (which created the online game Sanctum).

His first professionally published story appeared in 2001. His work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction, Harper's, Nature, and McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. It has also appeared on the websites Strange Horizons and Infinite Matrix, and in various year's best anthologies. The Ant King and Other Stories, a collection of Rosenbaum's short fiction, was published by Small Beer Press.

His first novel was published by Piper Verlag in German under the title Die Auflösung in May 2018.[2] It will be published in English in May 2021 by Liz Gorinsky's Erewhon Books as The Unraveling.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Rosenbaum formerly lived in Washington, DC, with his wife Esther and children Aviva and Noah.[4] He currently lives near Basel, Switzerland.[5]

Selected stories[edit]

He released all seven stories under Creative Commons licenses, in the latter three cases allowing others to modify the work.


  1. ^ "God's really weird", Locus, October 2005.
  2. ^ "Die Auflösung (in German)". Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  3. ^ "The Unraveling by Benjamin Rosenbaum". Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  4. ^ "Learning Objects - Our Staff". Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  5. ^ "Über Benjamin Rosenbaum (at Piper Verlag, in German)". Retrieved 2018-03-18.

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