A super shy scientist built a machine to make a woman. The first success disappeared after 5 seconds. Poof!

She was naked.

He improved the machine. A woman appeared in evening dress but he couldn’t take her further than the stairs before. Poof.

He found the glitch. Produced a ravishing beauty took her to dinner then bed. That’s when he found the machine had forgotten something…

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. Did you read this in a magazine or an anthology?
    – DavidW
    Commented Apr 16 at 14:52
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    Sounds like a Fredric Brown story
    – Andrew
    Commented Apr 16 at 15:05
  • The details don't match, except for the basic ones, but I am reminded of the recent question we had regarding the scientist who created a matter creation machine, asked for a girl, and accidentally got a very young girl, with his next exclamation leading to them both being burnt to a crisp.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 16 at 15:46
  • scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/284296/… which is indeed a Fredric Brown story.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Apr 16 at 15:48
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    Which was asked by me ! I note though that Brown sold to Playboy, and this could be a Playboy story
    – Andrew
    Commented Apr 16 at 15:56


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