Lawrence (Larry) Eisenberg (born December 21, 1919) is a science fiction writer. He is best known for his short story "What Happened to Auguste Clarot?," published in Harlan Ellison's groundbreaking anthology Dangerous Visions. Eisenberg's stories have also been printed in a number of leading science fiction magazines, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, and Asimov's Science Fiction. His stories have been reprinted in anthologies such as Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century, The 10th Annual of the Year's Best S-F, and Great Science Fiction By the World's Great Scientists. He is also known for the limericks he posts in the comments sections of various New York Times articles. Contents 1 Life, 2 Writing, 3 Bibliography 3.1 Short Story Collection, 3.2 Limericks and other books, 3.3 Selected Short Fiction, , 4 References, 5 External links, Life: Born in New York City in 1919, Eisenberg was educated at City College of New York and the Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn (where he received his Ph.D. in Electronics). After serving in the Air Force for two years, Eisenberg married Frances Brenner in 1950. They have one daughter and one son. Eisenberg was for many years a biomedical engineer at Rockefeller University, where he and Dr. Robert Schoenfeld were co-heads of the Electronic Lab. He designed the first transistorized radio frequency coupled pacemaker in about 1960 in collaboration with Dr. Alexander Mauro. It is currently on display at Caspary Hall, Rockefeller University. Writing: Eisenberg published his first short story, "Dr. Beltzov's Polyunsaturated Kasha Oil Diet," in Harper's Magazine in 1962. Shortly after that, he began publishing his stories in many of the leading science fiction magazines of the day, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, and If. Many of these stories have a humorous style and feature his character Professor Emmet Duckworth, a research scientist and two-time winner of the Nobel Prize. Eisenberg is best known for his short story What Happened to Auguste Clarot?, which was published in the anthology Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison. His stories have also been reprinted in anthologies such as Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century, The 10th Annual of the Year's Best SF, and Great Science Fiction By the World's Great Scientists. He has published two books of limericks (both with George Gordon), and one collection of short stories, Best Laid Schemes. More recently, he has gained a cult following for the limericks he posts in the comments sections of various New York Times articles and has been called the "closest thing this paper has to a poet in residence." Bibliography: Short Story Collection: The Best Laid Schemes, MacMillan, New York, 1971., Limericks and other books: Limericks for Lantzmen (1965) with George Gordon., Limericks for the Loo (July 1966) with George Gordon., Games People Shouldn't Play (November 1966) with George Gordon., Selected Short Fiction: "Dr. Beltzov's Polyunsaturated Kasha Oil Diet," Harper's Magazine, 1962., "The Mynah Matter," Fantastic Stories, August 1962., "The Fastest Draw," Amazing Stories, October 1963. Reprinted in Tin Stars, edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, NAL Signet, 1986., "The Marvelous Marshal," The Best Laid Schemes by Larry Eisenberg, Macmillan, 1971., "The Pirokin Effect," Amazing Stories, June 1964. Reprinted in The 10th Annual of the Year's Best S-F, edited by Judith Merril., "The Scent of Love," Fantastic Stories, August 1964., "The Two Lives of Ben Coulter," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1967., "Conqueror," If, October 1967., "The Saga of DMM," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1967., "What Happened to Auguste Clarot?" Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison, Doubleday, 1967., "The Time of His Life," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1968. Reprinted in Alpha 1 edited by Robert Silverberg, 1970; Arbor House Treasury of Modern SF edited by Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Arbor House, 1980; Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century edited by Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg, Avenel Books, 1987., "The Open Secrets," Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1969., "Hold Your Fire!," Venture Science Fiction Magazine, May 1969., "Project Amnion," Venture Science Fiction Magazine, August 1969., "IQ Soup," Venture Science Fiction Magazine, November 1969., "A Matter of Time and Place," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1970., "The Cameleon," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1970. Reprinted in American Government Through Science Fiction edited by Joseph D. Olander, Martin H. Greenberg, and Patricia S. Warrick, McNally, 1974; Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of Politics edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, Prometheus, 1984;, "The Quintopods," If, September/October 1970, "A Matter of Recordings," If, February 1970., "Human Element," If, May/June 1970., "The Fifth Planet," If, July/August 1970., "The Orgy," Venture Science Fiction Magazine, August 1970., "Duckworth and the Sound Probe," Galaxy Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 1971., "Heart of the Giant," Worlds of Tomorrow, Spring 1971., "The Buyer," Galaxy Science Fiction, May/Jun 1971., "The Teacher," Galaxy Science Fiction, January 1971., "The Grand Illusions," Galaxy Science Fiction, May/Jun 1972., "The Executive Rat," Worlds of If Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 1972. Reprinted in Psy-Fi One: An Anthology of Psychology in Science Fiction edited by Kenneth B. Melvin, Stanley L. Brodsky, and Raymond D. Fowler, Jr., Random House, 1977., "Sikh, Sikh, Sikh," Vertex: The Magazine of Science Fiction, December 1973., "The Merchant," Worlds of If Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 1973. Reprinted in Flying Saucers edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh Fawcett Crest, Ballantine/Fawcett Crest, 1982/1987., "Elephants Sometimes Forget," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1974., "Televerite," Vertex: The Magazine of Science Fiction, April 1974., "The Look Alike Revolution," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1974., "The Money Machine," Vertex: The Magazine of Science Fiction, August 1974., "Time and Duckworth," Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1974., "The Baby," Galaxy Science Fiction, March 1974. Reprinted in Psy-Fi One: An Anthology of Psychology in Science Fiction edited by Kenneth B. Melvin, Stanley L. Brodsky, and Raymond D. Fowler, Jr., Random House, 1977., "Dr. Snow Maiden," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1975. Reprinted in Great Science Fiction By the World's Great Scientists, edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh, Donald I. Fine, 1985., "The Spurious President," Vertex: The Magazine of Science Fiction, April 1975, "My Random Friend," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1977, "The Interface," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1978., "Djinn & Duckworth," Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 1979., "Me and My Shadow," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1986., "Live It Up, Inc.," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1988.

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