Mary Rosenblum

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Mary Rosenblum
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Mary Rosenblum in 2006
Born Mary Freeman
Levittown, New York, US

Mary Rosenblum (born Mary Freeman,[1] 1952 in Levittown, New York) is a science fiction and mystery author. Mary Rosenblum grew up in Allison Park, "a dead little coal mining town outside Pittsburgh PA," and attended Reed College in Oregon, earning a biology degree. She attended the Clarion West workshop in 1988.

Her first story came out in 1990 and her first novel in 1993. Her career began, and has largely returned to, science fiction. However, from 1999 to 2002 she wrote the "Gardening Mysteries" novel series under the name "Mary Freeman." Her gardening-involved mystery novels as Mary Freeman are said to be significantly different from her science fiction and so her two followings do not necessarily overlap.

In 1994 she won the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel for the novel The Drylands.[2] In 2009 she won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History Short Form for her story "Sacrifice".

Mary Rosenblum is also an accomplished cheesemaker, teaching the craft at selected workshops.[3]

At the age of 57, Rosenblum earned her pilot's license. Located in Oregon, she is one of only 10% of female pilots in that state. OregonLive did a profile on her aviation ambitions in their July 27, 2012, edition.



  • The Drylands (1993)
  • Chimera (1993)
  • The Stone Garden (1994)
  • Devil's Trumpet (1999) writing as Mary Freeman
  • Deadly Nightshade (1999) writing as Mary Freeman
  • Bleeding Heart (2000) writing as Mary Freeman
  • Garden View (2002) writing as Mary Freeman
  • Water Rites (2006)
  • Horizons (2007)


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  1. ^ " Mary Freeman (my birth name)" Archived 2010-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Compton Crook Award Winners". Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mary Rosenblum: Cheese Making Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ DeNardo, John (February 14, 2013). "TOC: Old Mars Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois". SF Signal. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Bedford, Robert H. (October 8, 2013). "Mars as We Thought it Could Be: Old Mars, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois". Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Publication: Asimov's Science Fiction, April-May 2006

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